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

Sheldon's Corners

 
 
Sheldon's Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 12, 2021
1. Sheldon's Corners Marker
Inscription.  Timothy and Rachael Sheldon moved here from New York state in the early 1820s, after the Chicago Road (now US 12) was surveyed. The first people to purchase land in the area, they built an inn near here in 1825. In 1830 Timothy became postmaster of the area's post office. Eventually the settlement of Sheldon's Corners supported a log schoolhouse, two general stores, two churches, a cobbler and a blacksmith. In 1834 this area became part of the Township of Canton.
 
Erected 1987 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1238.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
 
Location. 42° 16.423′ N, 83° 28.744′ W. Marker is in Canton, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Michigan Avenue 0.1 miles west of Artley Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44649 Michigan Ave, Canton MI 48188, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this
Sheldon's Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 12, 2021
2. Sheldon's Corners Marker
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marker, measured as the crow flies. Territorial Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Downer Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Canton Center School (approx. 1.9 miles away); Cherry Hill Village (approx. 3.7 miles away); Cherry Hill United Methodist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Historic Cady Barn (approx. 3.7 miles away); Cherry Hill School (approx. 3.7 miles away); Palmer Shed (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
 
Sheldon's Corners Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 12, 2021
3. Sheldon's Corners Schoolhouse
Sheldon Inn image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Jameson, May 2, 2010
4. Sheldon Inn
The Sheldon Inn is present day a two-story apartment building located at 44134 Michigan Avenue, 1/4 of mile NE of the marker on US 12. It was added to NRHP June 02, 2000.
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Sign at entrance to school seen from US 12 noted on marker. image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 12, 2021
5. Sign at entrance to school seen from US 12 noted on marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 13, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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