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

White Lake Cemetery

 
 
White Lake Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Garman, June 23, 2019
1. White Lake Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This cemetery was established by Robert Garner when his nine-month-old child, Mary, died in 1837. White Lake Road, which runs past it, was once an Indian trail. Garner, a pioneer of White Lake Township, was involved in the establishment of the First Presbyterian Church of White Lake and was the superintendent of a pioneer Sabbath school in White Lake. Buried in the cemetery are many of the pioneer families of the township, including the Garners, Seeleys, and Voorheises. Also buried here are twenty-eight Civil War veterans and just over forty veterans of succeeding wars. In 1856 the cemetery was formally deeded to the Board of Health of White Lake Township.
 
Erected 1987 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1330A.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 42° 41.536′ N, 83° 31.964′ W. Marker is in White Lake Township, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the
White Lake Cemetery, Original Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Garman, June 23, 2019
2. White Lake Cemetery, Original Entrance
The original entrance to White Lake Cemetery. The marker is located to the right.
intersection of White Lake Road and Garner Lane, on the right when traveling east on White Lake Road. The marker is located east of the cemetery entrance and west of the original gate. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6190 White Lake Rd, White Lake Township MI, White Lake MI 48383, 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. Haven Hill Gatehouse (approx. 3.1 miles away); Genevieve Gillette (approx. 3.1 miles away); White Lake Township Hall (approx. 3.2 miles away); Haven Hill Farm (approx. 3.8 miles away); Haven Hill Lodge (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Haven Hill Getaway (approx. 3.9 miles away); Edsel Ford's Leadership (approx. 3.9 miles away); Haven Hill Carriage House (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Lake Township.
 
Also see . . .  Michigan Wines and Signs. Follow us on our quest as we set out to visit every Michigan Historical Marker and every Michigan Winery and Tasting Room. (Submitted on July 26, 2020, by John Garman of Rochester Hills.) 
 
Garner Family Monument image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Garman, June 23, 2019
3. Garner Family Monument
Monument dedicated to the Garner family, who established this cemetery in 1837.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2020, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 26, 2020, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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