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Franklin in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Franklin Village School

 
 
Franklin Village School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 15, 2016
1. Franklin Village School Marker
Inscription. Michigan's Territorial Council passed a law in 1827 requiring every township with fifty or more inhabitants to establish a school. Thus, the following year, the first school in Southfield Township was erected in Franklin Village. Sophie Gotie taught twenty-nine students in a log schoolhouse located near the still extant house of early settler Daniel Broughton. Franklin Village built a new school in 1845 at the foot of School Hill on property deeded by Winthrop Worthing. On this site in 1869 a third school was constructed on land given by wealthy postmaster A. A. Rust. After that building burned in 1922, the village erected the present school on this same location. The Franklin School District No. 3, Southfield Township, joined the Birmingham Public Schools in 1945.
 
Erected 1978 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L584.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 31.414′ N, 83° 18.341′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of Franklin Road and Romany Way, on the right when traveling north on Franklin Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32220 Franklin Road, Franklin MI 48025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Franklin Village School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 15, 2016
2. Franklin Village School Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kreger Farm Buildings (about 700 feet away); Robert E. Cornillie's Vision (about 800 feet away); Franklin Village (about 800 feet away); Franklin Community Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Van Every Gristmill (approx. half a mile away); Lawrence Institute of Technology (approx. 4.5 miles away); City Hall (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Franklin.
 
Regarding Franklin Village School. Franklin Village School has been Huda School & Montessori.
 
Categories. EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page was last revised on October 15, 2016.
 
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