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

Downer Cemetery

Est. ca 1834

 

— Canton Historic Pioneer Cemetery —

 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 21, 2021
1. Downer Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This small pioneer cemetery is named after Lucretia Downer, who in 1825 was one of the very few pioneer women who purchased land and applied for a land grant in what would become Canton Township. She, as well as veterans from wars dating back to the Civil War and Canton's earliest pioneers, rest here in this cemetery.
This cemetery is owned and operated by
The Charter Township of Canton.

 
Erected by Canton Community.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
 
Location. 42° 16.721′ N, 83° 26.72′ W. Marker is in Canton, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Michigan Avenue and 1st Street, on the right when traveling west on Old Michigan Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canton MI 48188, 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. Territorial Road (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sheldon's Corners (approx. 1.8 miles away); Wayne Industries (approx. 2.6 miles away); Canton Center School
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 23, 2021
2. Downer Cemetery
View of cemetery from the new Michigan Avenue.
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(approx. 2.6 miles away); Old Wayne Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away); Old Wayne Village Hall (approx. 3.1 miles away); City of Wayne (approx. 3.1 miles away); Johnson's Tavern (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
 
Downer Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 21, 2021
3. Downer Cemetery Marker
View from Old Michigan Avenue
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 21, 2021
4. Downer Cemetery
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 21, 2021
5. Downer Cemetery
Cemetery is in very bad shape
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 24, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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