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Near Brighton in Livingston County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Brighton District No. 8 School

 
 
Brighton District No. 8 School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, September 13, 2020
1. Brighton District No. 8 School Marker
This image shows the west facing side with the number L130. The text is identical on the east facing side, but that side has the number L1300.
Inscription.  In 1842 pioneer settler Richard Lyons donated land for the first school in Brighton Township's District No. 8. Area Methodists worshipped in the log school until 1874. In 1885 the log building was replaced with this one-room clapboard structure. Classes were held here until area schools consolidated in 1956. The building then served as the Brighton Township Hall. In 1984 it was restored for use as a museum.
 
Erected 1998 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number Ll30/L1300.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
 
Location. 42° 32.769′ N, 83° 43.309′ W. Marker is near Brighton, Michigan, in Livingston County. Marker is on Buno Road, 0.2 miles west of Pleasant Valley Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11455 Buno Road, Brighton MI 48114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker
Brighton District No. 8 School and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, September 13, 2020
2. Brighton District No. 8 School and Marker
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, measured as the crow flies. That Dammed River (approx. 2.6 miles away); Bubbling Waters (approx. 2.7 miles away); Spanish-American War Regiments (approx. 2.9 miles away); What Happened Here? (approx. 2.9 miles away); Fairview Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Iraqi and Enduring Freedom Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Fairview Cemetery WWI Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Fairview Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brighton.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Marker numbers
The text is the same on both sides of the marker, but one side says "Registered Local Site No. 130" while the other side says "Registered Local Site No. 1300".
    — Submitted October 15, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
 
Brighton District No. 8 School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, September 13, 2020
3. Brighton District No. 8 School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 13, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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May. 21, 2022