Franklin Cemetery Historical

Franklin Cemetery Historical (HM1V31)

Location: Franklin, MI 48025 Oakland County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 31.343', W 83° 18.4'

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In 1827 Elijah Bullock, one of the founders of the Stoughton Bullock Settlement (renamed Franklin in 1828), set aside land for a burial ground. This parcel, known as "the Old Plat," is in the southeast corner of the cemetery. The cemetery contains the remains of some of Franklin's earliest settlers. Of the fifteen original landowners, four are buried here: Melvin Drake, Hiram Pike, William Stoughton, and Jonathan Worthing.

Side 2
Franklin Cemetery began as a one-acre burial ground in 1827. The first of six expansions occurred in 1848 when Benjamin and Charlotte Worthing donated an acre of farmland adjacent to the original cemetery. The Franklin Cemetery Society organized in 1852 to manage and maintain the burial ground. The cemetery displays typical nineteenth-century grave markers, including urns, obelisks, tree trunks, weeping willows, and benches.
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HM NumberHM1V31
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed2007
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission-Michigan Historical Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 15th, 2016 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 310533 N 4710356
Decimal Degrees42.52238333, -83.30666667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 31.343', W 83° 18.4'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 31' 20.58" N, 83° 18' 24" W
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Area Code(s)248
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26248-26298 Scenic Dr, Franklin MI 48025, US
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