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

Paint Creek Cemetery

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, November 3, 2019
1. Paint Creek Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The first burial here dates from 1832. Almon and Elvira Mack deeded this land to trustees of the Paint Creek Burial Ground in 1850. Created in 1853, it was known also as the Baldwin Burial Ground. The oldest marker is for Lydia Barnes Potter (1757-1836). In 1911 the Daughters of the American Revolution put a plaque at Potter's grave in honor of her work making uniforms during the Revolutionary War. In 2002 they named a chapter in her honor.
 
Erected 2006 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2185.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US RevolutionaryWomen. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
Location. 42° 44.785′ N, 83° 10.774′ W. Marker is in Oakland Township, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on Orion Road 0.1 miles north of Lake George Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oakland MI 48363, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of
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By Joel Seewald, November 3, 2019
2. Paint Creek Cemetery and Marker
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this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paint Creek Millrace (approx. 1.3 miles away); Water Wheel (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Paint Creek Cider Mill (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Paint Creek Cider Mill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Forestry Mowing for Habitat Restoration (approx. 1˝ miles away); Decker Settlement / Jesse Decker (approx. 1.9 miles away); Carpenter-Rudd Mill (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Flumerfelt Barn (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland Township.
 
Also see . . .  Meet Lydia. Biography of Lydia Barnes Potter on the Daughters of the American Revolution chapter website. (Submitted on November 4, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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