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Near Milan in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Spaulding Cemetery / Plank Road

 
 
Spaulding Cemetery / Plank Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, April 16, 2021
1. Spaulding Cemetery / Plank Road Marker
Inscription.  
Spaulding Cemetery
The last resting place of many of the pioneer settlers of Milan (Tolanville) and Milan Township. This cemetery served the area from the early 1830's to the early 1900's.
The land was deeded to Milan Township on March 17, 1848 by the owners John and Laurina Spaulding.
Plank Road
Originally surfaced with native white oak planking, Plank Road ran from the port of Monroe north and west to Jackson. Many of Michigan's pioneer settlers traveled this route in their quest for land.
Tolanville (Milan) was the first overnight stop from Monroe. Food, lodging and supplies were available at several hotels and stoes in the small village.
 
Erected by Monroe County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is March 17, 1848.
 
Location. 42° 4.284′ N, 83° 39.484′ W. Marker is near Milan, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is on Plank Road near Darling Road, on the
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left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milan MI 48160, 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. Milan Village Hall and Fire Barn (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Granary currently known as the Garage (approx. 1˝ miles away); "Murals for Milan" (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Mill currently known as the Community House (approx. 1˝ miles away); Phillips Building (approx. 1.6 miles away); Milan World War II Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named "Murals for Milan" (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milan.
 
Spaulding Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, April 16, 2021
2. Spaulding Cemetery
Short road to the cemetery in the distance
Spaulding Cemetery / Plank Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, April 16, 2021
3. Spaulding Cemetery / Plank Road Marker
Gated access to a short road to the cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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