Pioneer Cemetery

Pioneer Cemetery (HM1EZ0)

Location: Kalamazoo, MI 49001 Kalamazoo County
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N 42° 16.848', W 85° 35.365'

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South Westnedge Street Park is actually Kalamazoo's first cemetery. The pioneer leader, Cyren Burdick, and his wife Mary Ann in 1833 donated this land as a common burial ground. From this time until 1862 hundreds of pioneer settlers were buried here in what was then known as South West Street Cemetery. Later an unknown number of bodies were removed to other cemeteries in the village. In 1884, after years of neglect, Kalamazoo's pioneer cemetery was converted into a park.
HM NumberHM1EZ0
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberL10
Year Placed1960
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission and Kalamazoo City Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 8:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 616307 N 4681917
Decimal Degrees42.28080000, -85.58941667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 16.848', W 85° 35.365'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 16' 50.88" N, 85° 35' 21.90" W
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Area Code(s)269
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1101-1103 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo MI 49001, US
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