Our Community

History of Coldwater

Coldwater was first settled in 1830 by Allen Tibbits and Joseph Hanchett. It officially received its name in 1833, and was named for the river running through it. Since its incorporation as a city in 1861, Coldwater has been growing and will continue to be a significant contributor to Michigan.

Coldwater Today

Coldwater is the county seat of Branch County, and is located in Southwest Michigan. It is a growing community with citizens committed to family, education, and local government. This city celebrates its past and present, especially the preservation of some of the finest turn-of-the-century architecture anywhere in the country. Coldwater's diverse culture includes everything from the production of metal products and wood furniture to medical and community services.

To learn more about our community we have provided the below links for your exploration:

City Information

City of Coldwater
Branch County Chamber of Commerce
Branch County Clerks Office
Coldwater Board of Public Utilities
Coldwater Downtown Development Authority
Branch County District Library
Branch County Tourism Bureau


The Daily Reporter
Q1 Video

Branch County Schools

Branch Intermediate School District
Coldwater Community Schools
Bronson Community Schools
Quincy Community Schools
Union City Community Schools

Area Links

Tibbits Opera House

Real Estate

Coldwater Real Estate


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