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

The Utley Cemetery

Entrance of the East Farmington Cemetery on Twelve Mile Road

 
 
The Utley Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 29, 2019
1. The Utley Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This cemetery, now known as the East Farmington Cemetery, is the oldest in Farmington. Mrs. Stanford M. Utley, who died as a result of a fall as she alighted from a wagon upon completion of her long trip from New York, was the first settler to be buried here. She was laid to rest on September 26, 1824, which also, co-incidentally, was the birthdate of John Collins, the first white child to be born in the community. This land was donated by Mrs. Utley's son, Peleg S. Utley. Many of Farmington's earliest settlers are interred here.
 
Erected by Farmington Hills Historic District Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 42° 29.998′ N, 83° 19.803′ W. Marker is in Farmington Hills, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on West Twelve Mile Road west of Balmoral Way, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmington MI 48334, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buckhorn Corners (approx. half a mile away); St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center
The Utley Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 29, 2019
2. The Utley Cemetery and Marker
View looking to the west along West Twelve Mile Road.
(approx. half a mile away); Eli Stodgell House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Nardin Park United Methodist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Freedom Acres (approx. 1.6 miles away); Glen Oaks (approx. 1.6 miles away); McCabe Funeral Home (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fractional District School (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmington Hills.
 
Also see . . .  Patience Utley. Photo of Patience Utley's headstone on the Find a Grave website. (Submitted on July 1, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
The Utley Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 29, 2019
3. The Utley Cemetery and Marker
View of the cemetery and marker from the south.
The Utley Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 29, 2019
4. The Utley Cemetery
Headstone of early Farmington resident Jane Watkins who died in 1854.
The Utley Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 29, 2019
5. The Utley Cemetery
Headstone of early Farmington resident George Tibbits who died in 1855.
East Farmington Cemetery - Utley sign image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 29, 2019
6. East Farmington Cemetery - Utley sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 1, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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