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

First Oakland County Explorers

 
 
First Oakland County Explorers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, October 22, 2020
1. First Oakland County Explorers Marker
Inscription.  During the early summer of 1818 the first white men to systematically explore this region camped near this spot on the first night they spent in what is now Oakland County. These men were: D.C. McKinstry, Benjamin Stead, John Montieth, A.G. Whitney, Austin E. Wing.
 
Erected 1948 by The Royal Oak Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
 
Location. 42° 31.56′ N, 83° 11.675′ W. Marker is in Royal Oak, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on Woodward Avenue (State Highway 1) south of Parkway Drive, on the right when traveling south. Marker is in Pioneer Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Royal Oak MI 48073, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saginaw Trail / John Almon Starr House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Indian Trail (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Birmingham Theater Building (approx. 1.7 miles away); Berkley School Cornerstone (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Shain Townhouses (approx. 1.7 miles away);
First Oakland County Explorers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, October 22, 2020
2. First Oakland County Explorers Marker
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Berkley Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Berkley Old Village/Fire Hall (approx. 1.7 miles away); City Hall (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Royal Oak.
 
First Oakland County Explorers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, October 22, 2020
3. First Oakland County Explorers Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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May. 16, 2022