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Mount Hope Cemetery
Barry County, Michigan

Lat: 42° 42' 53"N, Lon: 85° 27' 16"W
Thornapple Twp Sec 23

Contributed by Sara Colburn, Jul 21, 2000, last updated Jun 10, 2005 [ecolburn@sbcglobal.net]. Total records = 3,256.

Mount Hope Cemetery is located east of Middleville in the Village limits on State Road. This cemetery is owned and maintained by Thornapple Township and it is still active.

This cemetery has two sections, one the Mount Hope section and the other is the IOOF section. The IOOF section is very old and no longer used for burials. Some older records might refer to it as a cemetery, but no new burials are done under that name. There is now no way to record the sections in the area where they abut, because the line is not distinct between them.

The two sections are now considered one cemetery. The IOOF section was maintained at one time by the lodge. The two sections abut each other and are now maintained by the Thornapple Township under a board as the Mount Hope Cemetery.

This cemetery transcription was revised in June of 2004. Information was gathered by Ruth McMonigle and I. We walked the cemetery, added the new burials and collected information from the county records and newspapers.

- Sara Colburn



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