Brighton in Livingston County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Brighton's Victorian Silhouettes
Daniel Marsh was elected as the first President of the new Village of Brighton. He arrived in Brighton in 1839 and was this small town's first attorney and the first prosecuting attorney in Livingston County. He married the widow Sara Maltby who arrived in Brighton with the first settler Maynard Maltby. The Marsh home and 140 acres was located at Rickett Rd. and Grand River Ave. Members of the Methodist Church held their first meeting in their home. The Village of Brighton was incorporated in 1867 after the election for incorporation was held at the Eastern House Hotel located at the north east corner of Grand River Ave. and Main Street. Daniel died in 1883 at age 82 and is buried in Brighton's Old Village Cemetery.
Original Art by: Rich Larson
Erected 2017 by Brighton Area Historical Society, Brighton Art Guild, Downtown Brighton. (Marker Number 9.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
Location. 42° 31.779′ N, 83° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West Main Street, Brighton MI 48116, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John McKinney (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Orson Quackenbush (about 300 feet away); Brighton Hook and Ladder Co. (about 300 feet away); Old Town Hall (about 400 feet away); B.T.O. Clark (about 400 feet away); Mill Pond Park (about 400 feet away); Alice Jolly (about 400 feet away); St. Paul's (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brighton.
Also see . . . Who's that? Faces from Brighton's past pop up on city streets. According to this article from the Livingston Daily Press & Argus, Brighton's Victorian Silhouettes will be "left on display for three years, except for during the winter." (Submitted on August 30, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.