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

Outhouse

 
 
Outhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, April 10, 2021
1. Outhouse Marker
Inscription.  Outhouses with pit toilets were common in early Northville. If properly constructed, normal bacterial action would eventually make waste harmless. If properly vented, odors would be controlled. Outhouses, also called privies, were often used to toss out trash. Today, archaeologists can find artifacts in this trash - bottles, meat bones, broken toys - that are clues to how people lived in the past.
 
Erected by Northville Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologySettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 42° 25.996′ N, 83° 28.808′ W. Marker is in Northville, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Griswold Street, 0.2 miles north of East Main Street. Located in the Mill Race Historical Village. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 Griswold St, Northville MI 48167, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hunter House (a few steps from this marker); New School Church (a few steps from this marker); Carriage House
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Wash Oak School (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gazebo (within shouting distance of this marker); Weavers Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Yerkes House (within shouting distance of this marker); Mill Race Historical Village (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northville.
 
Mill Race image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, April 10, 2021
2. Mill Race
The Outhouse is part of the Mill Race Historical Village
Outhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, April 10, 2021
3. Outhouse Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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