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Near Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Oak Grove Cemetery

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, April 9, 2021
1. Oak Grove Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The Village of Dixboro was primarily a farming community, revolving around the mills located on Fleming Creek. It remained that way until 1925 when Plymouth Road was constructed. The Oak Grove Cemetery Company of Dixboro was organized on February 24, 1860. It contains headstones dated as early as 1831. Many of the very first settlers, however, are located in a now deserted cemetery situated to the east of Oak Grove on Cherry Hill Road. These headstones date back to the late 1700s and early 1800s. The land for Oak Grove was purchased for the sum of $25.00 and was described as "commencing thirty-three rods and eighteen links from the angle of the Ann Arbor and Plymouth Road...and running in a southeast direction nine rods to a blazed yellow oak tree..."

Some of the earliest settlers buried here are members of the Mulholland family. Martha Mulholland is reputed to be the Dixboro ghost, who haunted local residents until her death was found to be a murder.
 
Erected by Washtenaw County Historic District Commission. (Marker Number SU-40.)
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, April 9, 2021
2. Oak Grove Cemetery Marker
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lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is February 24, 1860.
 
Location. 42° 18.844′ N, 83° 39.02′ W. Marker is near Ann Arbor, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is on Plymouth Road 0.1 miles east of Church Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ann Arbor MI 48105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dixboro United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Village of Dixboro (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Power of Fleming Creek (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Gristmill (approx. 2.9 miles away); Grist Mill (approx. 2.9 miles away); Native American Trails (approx. 2.9 miles away); Welcome to the Parker Family Mills! (approx. 2.9 miles away); Cider Mill (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ann Arbor.
 
Also see . . .  Dixboro ghost part of local lore. Excerpt:
"Supposedly she's a friendly ghost. She's our own little Casper."
(Submitted on April 17, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.) 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, April 9, 2021
3. Oak Grove Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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