DeWitt honors heritage with historic sites

By Kamen Kessler
Bath-DeWitt Connection staff reporter

War is often the first thought that comes to people’s minds when it comes to remembering history. In honoring veterans from the War of 1812, Civil War, and Toledo War the DeWitt City Cemetery is no different. When the City of DeWitt introduced its Historic Site program in 1997, there was little doubt that the city cemetery would be among the first to be recognized. In 1997, the City of DeWitt introduced its historical site program to recognize significant residential, cultural, and commercial history in the city. When the historical site program was introduced, the City of DeWitt sent out letters to 70 property owners asking for their permission to mark the property as a historical site, according to city records.