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

Historical Marker

Southfield Cemetery

 
 
Southfield Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, November 11, 2017
1. Southfield Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  A group of early settlers known as "The Proprietors of the Burying Grounds" purchased the original one acre of land from Thaddeus Griswald on April 8, 1833 at the cost of $8.00. The Proprietors continued to operate the burying grounds until 1847 when it was deeded to the Township of Southfield. At the same time the township purchased 2½ acres of land costing $37.50. Additions since 1847 make a total of 5.6 acres at this time.
 
Erected 1968 by Southfield Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical date for this entry is April 8, 1833.
 
Location. 42° 28.855′ N, 83° 16.476′ W. Marker is in Southfield, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker can be reached from Civic Center Drive west of Park Place Drive. Marker is at the end of the 0.1 mile drive between Civic Center Drive and the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Southfield MI 48033, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southfield Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Southfield Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2
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miles away); Southfield Center (approx. ¼ mile away); Southfield Township Volunteer Fire Department (approx. ¼ mile away); Southfield Township Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Southfield Town Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Congregation Shaarey Zedek (approx. half a mile away); Southfield Centre (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southfield.
 
Southfield Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, November 11, 2017
2. Southfield Cemetery Marker
Marker is next to the fence on the right side of the drive.
Southfield Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, November 11, 2017
3. Southfield Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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