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Taylor in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Oak Grove Burying Ground

 
 
Oak Grove Burying Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 26, 2019
1. Oak Grove Burying Ground Marker
Inscription.  Oak Grove is Taylor's largest municipal cemetery. The first burial took place on this site in 1838. It has grown form the original one acre parcel donated by Garrett and Lydia Putnam in 1861. Sixty graves date from the nineteenth century. Prominent pioneer families such as the Mayfields, the Paschkes and the Pardees are interred here. Many headstones have German inscriptions, reflecting the ethnic origins of Taylor's citizens.
 
Erected 2000 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1524.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 42° 16.016′ N, 83° 16.509′ W. Marker is in Taylor, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Burr Street and Avalon Street when traveling south on Burr Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Taylor MI 48180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Oak Grove Burying Ground and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 26, 2019
2. Oak Grove Burying Ground and Marker
View looking east from the intersection of Avalon Street and Burr Street.
. Dearborn Hills Golf Club (approx. 2˝ miles away); St. Joseph's Retreat (approx. 2˝ miles away); Planning for People (approx. 2.6 miles away); Aaron Greeley / St. Cosme Line Road (approx. 2.7 miles away); Rhythm of Radio (approx. 2.9 miles away); Henry Ford's Brother, William Ford, had this house built... (approx. 3 miles away); Charles A. Kandt House (approx. 3 miles away); Business Pioneers (approx. 3 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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