Canton in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Cherry Hill Inn
An Enduring Landmark
This beautiful Italianate-style Inn
was built by Abner Hitchcock in 1866 on speculation that a railroad spur would come through Cherry Hill and travelers would need a place to stay. The railroad never came, and Hitchcock lost the building to creditors in 1870. Purchased by the Gunn family in 1884, it was turned into a thriving general store where neighbors gathered to share news and trade their farm goods for store-bought items. On Saturday nights the second floor rocked with live music and country contra dancing.
Erected by Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service and Canton Community.
Marker series. This marker is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area marker series.
Location. 42° 18.359′ N, 83° 32.262′ W. Marker is in Canton, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Cherry Hill Road and South Ridge Road, on the left when traveling west on Cherry Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50545 Cherry Hill Road, Canton MI 48188, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Ford Village Industry (within shouting distance of this marker); Cherry Hill School Cherry Hill Cemetery (about 300 feet away); Cherry Hill Village (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Cherry Hill Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Cherry Hill United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Palmer Shed (approx. ¼ mile away); Farming in Canton (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
The former Cherry Hill Inn is now the Indigo Salon Spa & Boutique.
— Submitted November 11, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 130 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 11, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.