“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Wayne in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Old Wayne Cemetery

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By TeamOHE, May 6, 2018
1. Old Wayne Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  When Ezra Derby subdivided part of his land along the Chicago Road in 1835, he reserved a portion surrounding the burial place of his wife, Sally, as a burial plot. An equal piece of land was later taken from the farm of James Clark on the west side. There were approximately 600 burials between Sally Derby's death in March, 1834 and that of John Frank in 1916. Some of them unmarked; some stones have been destroyed. On July 9 1918, the cemetery was given to the village of Wayne and closed by vote of the Village Council.
Erected by Wayne Bicentennial Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1834.
Location. 42° 16.974′ N, 83° 23.249′ W. Marker is in Wayne, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12) west of Newberry Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35448 Michigan Ave, Wayne MI 48184, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnson's Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Wayne Village Hall (approx.
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By TeamOHE, May 6, 2018
2. Old Wayne Cemetery Marker
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0.2 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wayne Industries (approx. 0.4 miles away); Norwayne Subdivision (approx. 1.7 miles away); Eloise Poorhouse/Hospital (approx. 2 miles away); Henry Ford's Honeymoon House (approx. 4.1 miles away); Perrinsville School (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wayne.
Also see . . .  A Guide to Old Wayne Cemetery. Brochure on the City of Wayne's website containing history of the cemetery and biographies about some of the people buried here. (Submitted on January 26, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 23, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of marker in relation to background of cemetery. • Can you help?
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