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

The Philbrick Tavern

 
 
The Philbrick Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, December 10, 2020
1. The Philbrick Tavern Marker
Inscription.  The attractive home on the northwest corner dates from 1827. In the 1830's and 40's, it was a tavern operated by Nathan Philbrick and was one of the finer hostels in southern Oakland County, widely known for the high quality of its entertainment for weary travelers. It also served as a meeting place for the early Township government. In the 1850's, according to a strong and persistent local legend, the place possibly served as a station on the underground railroad, helping escaped slaves get into Canada. It is now a private, well-kept home.
 
Erected 1982 by City of Farmington Hills, Farmington Hills Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 42° 29.07′ N, 83° 22.068′ W. Marker is in Farmington Hills, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of West Eleven Mile Road and Power Road on West Eleven Mile Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26007 West Eleven Mile Road, Farmington MI 48334, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
The Philbrick Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, December 10, 2020
2. The Philbrick Tavern Marker
View looking to the west along West Eleven Mile Road.
of this marker. Where Farmington Began (approx. ¼ mile away); Pasadena Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); "The Stuart Little Pond" (approx. ¾ mile away); Freedom Acres (approx. 0.8 miles away); Spicer Barn (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gray - Spicer House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Goodenough - Spicer Stable (approx. 0.8 miles away); Spicer House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmington Hills.
 
The Philbrick Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, December 10, 2020
3. The Philbrick Tavern Marker
South side of the house as seen from West Eleven Mile Road.
The Philbrick Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, December 10, 2020
4. The Philbrick Tavern Marker
East side of the house as seen from Power Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 25 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 11, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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