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Romulus in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Romulus Memorial Cemetery

County of Wayne-State of Michigan

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, April 6, 2021
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Inscription.  This historic site became a "burying ground" for early settlers circa 1833. Warren Blair purchased 80 acres from the United States government in 1832, and he gave a portion of his land for burying purposes. Located on Shook Road, this is the only cemetery in Romulus. Originally it was enclosed with a board fence.
The earliest grave as shown on available records was for Polly, wife of Jenks Pullen who settled Pullen's Corners. Polly died on 21 December 1833. 'Tis said that folks back then had to light fires to scare away wolf packs when burying their dead.

Samuel Tobyne, first Romulus pioneer, came in 1827 and the early road which diagonally crossed the cemetery bears his name. Originally an Indian trail, Tobyne Road is misspelled "Tobine" on today's road signs.
Records show that the Romulus cemetery was know as Blair's Cemetery as late as 1889. On 7 December 1901, at the request of S.R. Kingsley and R.C. Bird, the Romulus Township Board adopted a resolution to take charge of the cemetery. Today the Clerk of the City of Romulus is overseer of the cemetery.
Donors of this plaque are: Ruth Pullen Sherman, descendants of Alexander

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McBride, Pearl M. Morris, Frederick W. & Helen E. Hay.
 
Erected 1989 by Romulus Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
 
Location. 42° 13.669′ N, 83° 23.774′ W. Marker is in Romulus, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Shook Road south of Tobine Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10202 Shook Rd, Romulus MI 48174, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Our Boys Who Served In The World War (approx. 0.4 miles away); Merrill-Morris House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Morris Homestead (approx. 1.9 miles away); French Landing Dam and Powerhouse (approx. 2.4 miles away); Wayne Industries (approx. 3.7 miles away); Old Wayne Village Hall (approx. 3.7 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Johnson's Tavern (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Romulus.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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