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County Information
Branch county was founded in 1829 and organized in 1833.
As one of the "cabinet counties" it was named for the U.S. Secretary of the Navy John Branch under President Andrew Jackson.
The original founders of Coldwater consisted entirely of settlers from New England.
The county seat is Coldwater.
It is the third-smallest county in Michigan by total area.

 Bronson * Coldwater (county seat)

 Quincy *  Sherwood *  Union City

Unincorporated Communities

 Batavia Center * Canada Shores * Crystal Beach * East Gilead * Hodunk * Lockwood *
Pearl Beach * Ray * Sans Souci Beach * South Butler * West Kinderhook

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Website Updates:
May 2018 - Obituaries - Maude A. Snyder, Jennie E. Kemery, Minnie L. Behoke, Loren Curtis, Effie Barringer, Lilla M. Deabler, Roy F. Culver, Charles Lloyd, Almon Streeter

Sep 2018 - News article
Oct 2018 - News article - Fires at Coldwater; Obituary - Parley Stockwell




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