Wixom in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Traces of History
Along Pontiac Trail
This road is a story with many chapters.
On Pontiac Trail people have traveled on foot, on horseback and on wheels, tracing the story of Wixom and southeast Michigan. It was vital in prehistory as a Native American footpath, and in 1828 it became a territorial road that guided the early settlement of the region. It became Wixom's "Main Street" over many years and with many names - the Indian Path, Town Line Avenue, 14 Mile Road, Walled Lake Road and M218. In 1940 it became Pontiac Trail, connecting Pontiac and Ann Arbor.
You Auto Know
The Gibson house is one of two Centennial farms located on Pontiac Trail in Wixom.
Erected by MotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1828.
Location. 42° 31.443′ N, 83° 32.514′ W. Marker is in Wixom, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on Pontiac TrailTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 49805 Pontiac Trail, Wixom MI 48393, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Intersecting Lines (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wixom-Wire House (approx. 0.6 miles away); From Sibley's Corners to Wixom (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wixom Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Detroit Finnish Co-operative Summer Camp Association / Detroitin Suomailinen Kesaleiriyhdistys (approx. 2 miles away); Stonecrest (approx. 3 miles away); Walled Lake (approx. 3.1 miles away); Walled Lake Casino (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wixom.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 16, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.