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

West Farmington Cemetery

 
 
West Farmington Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 21, 2020
1. West Farmington Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This cemetery was originally known as the Baptist Burying Ground, and was associated with the Baptist Church which was located on this land. It was organized by Rev. Nehemiah Lamb in 1835, and about fifty graves were transferred here from a plot dating from 1826, located at Halsted and Howard Roads. When a Baptist Church was organized in the Village of Farmington, the West Farmington Church lost members, and finally was dissolved in 1868. Neighborhood "Willing Workers" kept up the cemetery until 1975. The City of Farmington Hills now maintains it.
 
Erected by Farmington Hills Historic District Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 42° 29.848′ N, 83° 25.007′ W. Marker is in Farmington Hills, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of West Twelve Mile Road and Halsted Road, on the right when traveling east on West Twelve Mile Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmington MI 48331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boorn-Halsted House (approx. ¼ mile away); The Worker's Camp
West Farmington Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 21, 2020
2. West Farmington Cemetery Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles Wixom House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hamilton Jones House (approx. half a mile away); The Harger House (approx. half a mile away); The Pettibone House (approx. half a mile away); The Old Mill (approx. one mile away); Sleepy Hollow (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmington Hills.
 
More about this marker. The marker was moved from Halsted Road to Twelve Mile Road in 2019.
 
West Farmington Cemetery Sign image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 21, 2020
3. West Farmington Cemetery Sign
Cemetery sign on Halsted Road. The marker used to be just to the left of the gate.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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