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

Highland Cemetery

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou
1. Highland Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Highland is typical of the "rural tradition" cemetery design which emphasizes its natural setting. This design originated in France and was first seen in Greenwood Cemetery in New York. Highland Cemetery, as well as Forest Hill in Ann Arbor, was designed by James Glenn, a landscape architect from Niles, Michigan.

Dedicated on July 14, 1864, Highland Cemetery served as the final resting place for Ypsilanti's pioneer, commercial, social and educational community. Mary Anne Starkweather commissioned the Richardson Romanesque chapel, designed by George Mason, in honor of her husband John, which crowns the entry drive.

The oldest gravesite is that of Walter Oakman. His body and dozens of others were moved to Highland from Pioneer and Prospect Cemeteries.
 
Erected by Washtenaw County Historic District Commission. (Marker Number YC-27.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical date for this entry is July 14, 1864.
 
Location. 42° 15.327′ N, 83° 36.547′ W. Marker is near Ypsilanti, Michigan
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By J.T. Lambrou
2. Highland Cemetery Marker
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, in Washtenaw County. Marker is on North River Street 0.1 miles north of Holmes Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 943 N River St, Ypsilanti MI 48198, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ypsilanti Civil War Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Manufacturing History (approx. 0.4 miles away); Michigan Central Freighthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Last Hudson Dealership (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Oliver House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Real McCoy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Michigan Central Railroad Gardens (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ypsilanti.
 
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By J.T. Lambrou
3. Highland Cemetery Lichgate
 
 
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 11 times since then. 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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Jun. 13, 2021