Wixom in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
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Trains came from all directions,
and made Wixom a hub of commerce. In 1871, Willard Clark Wixom founded the village on property at the intersection of planned railroad lines. One line (later named Pere Marquette, now CSX) was built through here that year. The intersecting Grand Trunk Railway was completed in 1883, and by then Willard Wixom and Judson Sibley had established the largest produce storage depot in the region. In 1925, a fire burned through much of Wixom, diminishing its economic stature, but the railroad was key to building the Ford Wixom Assembly Plant in 1957.
You Auto Know
The last operator on the Grand Trunk rail line was the Star Clipper Dinner Train which closed in 2008.
Erected by MotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area marker series.
Location. 42° 31.483′ N, 83° 32.17′ W. Marker is in Wixom, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 Wixom Road, Wixom MI 48393, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Traces of History (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wixom-Wire House (approx. half a mile away); From Sibley's Corners to Wixom (approx. half a mile away); Wixom Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Stonecrest (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mont Eagle (approx. 4.8 miles away); Oak Grove Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wixom.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 16, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.