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Fenton in Genesee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Old Prospect Hill Cemetery

 
 
Old Prospect Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Garman, June 23, 2019
1. Old Prospect Hill Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Many of Fenton’s early developers, politicians, businessmen, and veterans are interred in this cemetery, which was established in 1834. Clark Dibble, who made the first land purchase in present-day Fenton in 1834, and Dustin Cheney, who accompanied him to Fenton, are buried here with their families. Phillip McOmber Sr., the first Genesee County prosecutor, and Daniel LeRoy, Michigan’s first attorney general, are also interred here.
 
Erected 2000 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L2058.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 42° 47.412′ N, 83° 42.68′ W. Marker is in Fenton, Michigan, in Genesee County. Marker can be reached from Davis Street 0.1 miles from W. Shiawassee Ave. when traveling south. The Marker is located inside the Oakwood Cemetery. The cemetery is located at the very end of Davis Street. Touch for map
Old Prospect Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 19, 2019
2. Old Prospect Hill Cemetery Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 711 Davis Street, Fenton MI 48430, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1834-Site of First Log House (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1838 Judge Daniel LeRoy's Law Office (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saint Jude's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dibbleville Business District II (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dibbleville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Riggs Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1889 A.J. Phillips Work Office (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1840 Grindstone from Fenton Mills (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fenton.
 
More about this marker. Once inside the entrance to the Oakwood Cemetery, follow the signs to Old Prospect Hill. You will follow the dirt road that bears to the left of the main entrance and will travel to the furthest northeast corner of the cemetery. The Old Prospect Cemetery is enclosed by an old wrought iron fence and inside the main gate entrance is a map showing the location of everyone buried in the graveyard. The marker is outside the cemetery to the right of the main gate.
 
Also see . . .  Blog entry about marker. (Submitted on July 25, 2020, by John Garman of Rochester Hills.)
 
Additional keywords. Oakwood Cemetery
 
Old Prospect Hill Cemetery Main Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Garman, June 23, 2019
3. Old Prospect Hill Cemetery Main Entrance
See the map of the graveyard on the left side just inside the entrance.
Headstone of Dustin Cheney, co-founder of Dibbleville (now known as Fenton) image. Click for full size.
By John Garman, June 23, 2019
4. Headstone of Dustin Cheney, co-founder of Dibbleville (now known as Fenton)
Gravestone of Clark Dibble, the founder of Dibbleville image. Click for full size.
By John Garman, June 23, 2019
5. Gravestone of Clark Dibble, the founder of Dibbleville
Image of the Phillip McOmber, Sr. family plot. image. Click for full size.
By John Garman, June 23, 2019
6. Image of the Phillip McOmber, Sr. family plot.
First Genesee County prosecutor.
Nearby plaque image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 19, 2019
7. Nearby plaque
Old Prospect Hill was restored by the Dibbleville Questers #617, Fenton, with additional grants by the Michigan State Questers, The International Questers and members of the Fenton Community.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2019, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on July 26, 2020, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. Photos:   1. submitted on June 24, 2019, by John Garman of Rochester Hills.   2. submitted on October 18, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 24, 2019, by John Garman of Rochester Hills.   7. submitted on October 18, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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