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Branch County

Basic Information

County Seat: Coldwater

Origin of Name: Named for Hon. John Branch, Secretary of the Navy under President Andrew Jackson

Set Off: 1829

Organized: 1833

Population in 1990: 41,502

Material Available

For many counties the number of items listed is quite long. Navigational buttons are located only at the end of the list. This list of material represents the library's holdings as of July 1997. Be sure to check with us for any additional items we may now have either by contacting the library or by pressing the " Centra-Libraries Catalog" link to the left.

Branch County Directory and Historical Record. Ann Arbor, MI: Courier Steam Printing House, 1871.

Branch County Journal. November 11, 1851-September 28, 1852; October 5, 1852-November 1, 1853.

Coldwater Bird's Eye View. Map, Ca. 1868.

Coldwater Bird's Eye View. Map, 1883.

Coldwater Illustrated. Coldwater, MI: Randall S. Hazelbaker, 1993. Reprint of 1889 Edition.

Coldwater's Religious Awakening. A Souvenir of Newlin Evangelistic Campaign, January, February, 1916, Coldwater, Michigan. n.p., 1916.

Coldwater Republican. May 2, 1868-March 30, 1897.

Coldwater Sentinel. April 16, 1841-November 4, 1870.

Collin, Henry Park. A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of Branch County, Michigan. NY: Lewis Publishing Co., 1906.

The Courier. March 22, 1884-March 19, 1897; April 30, 1906-December 31, 1912. (Coldwater).

The Courier and Republican. March 26, 1897-April 27, 1906. (Coldwater).

Greater Coldwater Centennial: Souvenir Historical Program. Greater Coldwater Commission, 1961.

Historical, Industrial and Social Record of Peerless Union City, Michigan. n.p., 1903.

History of Branch County, Michigan. Coldwater, MI: Branch County Historical Society, 1979.

History of Branch County Michigan. With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Philadelphia, PA: Everts and Abbott, 1879.

Index to Early Newspapers of Coldwater, Michigan. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of State, 1974. 5 Volumes. (Coldwater).

Ovid Bird's Eye View. Map, 1881.

Portrait and Biographical Album of Branch County, Michigan, Containing Full Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches. . . Chicago, IL: Chapman Brothers, 1888.

Quincy Bird's Eye View. Map, 1883.

The Republican. August 23, 1866-April 25, 1868. (Coldwater).

Robinson, Tom F. Union City on the St. Joe. [Union City, MI: 1894].

Sowers, Roy D.F. Historical Review of Branch County, Michigan. Comprising the Townships of Algansee, Batavia, Bethel, Bronson, Butler, California, Coldwater, Girard, Gilead, Kinderhook, Noble, Matteson, Ovid, Quincy, Sherwood, and Union. [Sturgis, MI:] L.E. Lewis, 1933.

Stevens and Conover. Branch County Directory and Historical Record. . . Ann Arbor, MI: Courier Steam Printing House, 1871.

Union City Bird's Eye View. Map, 1880.

Van Husan, Vicki A. Tibbit's Opera House. CMU Term Paper, 1970. (Coldwater).‚Äč