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Warren in Macomb County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Detroit Memorial Park Cemetery

 
 
Detroit Memorial Park Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 15, 2015
1. Detroit Memorial Park Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Detroit Memorial Park Cemetery was organized in 1925 to serve the rapidly expanding post-war Detroit black population. Concerned with the indignities and poor quality of service received by the black community, several distinguished Detroiters established the cemetery to provide reasonably priced and dignified burials. This was the first black-owned and operated business of its kind in the state. Its incorporators included Charles Diggs, a mortician and acknowledged founder, and Dr. Aaron Toodle, a druggist and first president. By careful management the cemetery corporation survived the Great Depression and expanded into financial services. Famous inventor, Elijah McCoy, is buried here among doctors, lawyers, ministers, teachers, and business, civic and political leaders.
 
Erected 1976 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L392.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 31.186′ N, 83° 3.932′ W. Marker is in Warren, Michigan, in Macomb County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Thirteen Mile Road and Ryan Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. To get to the
Detroit Memorial Park Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 15, 2015
2. Detroit Memorial Park Cemetery Marker
The marker is to the left of the white car in the distance.
marker, drive in the cemetery entrance and go straight about 100 yards (just past the cemetery office). Marker is at or near this postal address: 4280 East Thirteen Mile Road, Warren MI 48092, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gillett - Beer Farm (approx. half a mile away); Norman J. Halmich Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Warren Union Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Baptist Church of Warren (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Joiner House 1895 (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Wilson-Bosh Home (approx. 0.9 miles away); Warren Village Hall (approx. 1.1 miles away); General Motors Technical Center (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Warren.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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