Franklin in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
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.
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.
Erected 2007 by Michigan Historical Commission-Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2063.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 42° 31.343′ N, 83° 18.4′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin MI 48025, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin Village School (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kreger Farm Buildings (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert E. Cornillie's Vision (approx. 0.2 miles away); Franklin Village (approx. ¼ mile away); Franklin Community Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Van Every Gristmill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lawrence Institute of Technology (approx. 4.4 miles away); "The Stuart Little Pond" (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Franklin.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers •
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