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

Wixom Cemetery

 
 
Wixom Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 13, 2019
1. Wixom Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The Wixom Cemetery has been in continuous use since 1838, when it was established as the South Commerce Burial Ground. The first burial however, that of an infant named Israel Barrett, occurred in 1835. Two hundred thirty-three of the graves date from the nineteenth century and contain the remains of most of Wixom's pioneers, including the Alonzo Sibley and Ahijah Wixom families. Alonzo Sibley donated the land for the cemetery, located across Maple Road from the Reverend Wire's home where funeral services were held in the parlor. The wrought-iron gate and fence along Wixom Road was erected in 1899. The sexton's shed was restored in 1981. It was constructed of cuspid block containing colored glass, a process used primarily between 1900 and 1930. The cemetery is presently owned and maintained by the City of Wixom.
 
Erected 1989 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State and Wixom Historical Society. (Marker Number L1494.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it
Wixom Cemetery, Marker, and Fence Along Wixom Road image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 13, 2019
2. Wixom Cemetery, Marker, and Fence Along Wixom Road
is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 42° 31.943′ N, 83° 32.196′ W. Marker is in Wixom, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of North Wixom Road and West Maple Road, on the left when traveling north on North Wixom Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. From Sibley's Corners to Wixom (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wixom-Wire House (about 400 feet away); Intersecting Lines (approx. half a mile away); Traces of History (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stonecrest (approx. 2.7 miles away); Walled Lake (approx. 2.8 miles away); Walled Lake Casino (approx. 3.3 miles away); Pavilion Shore Park (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wixom.
 
Wixom Cemetery Sexton's Shed image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 13, 2019
3. Wixom Cemetery Sexton's Shed
Closeup of "cuspid block containing colored glass" image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 13, 2019
4. Closeup of "cuspid block containing colored glass"
Wixom Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 13, 2019
5. Wixom Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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