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Troy in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Troy Corners

 
 
Troy Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 11, 2010
1. Troy Corners Marker
Inscription.  The city of Troy was an unclaimed wilderness when Johnson Niles moved here with his family from New York in 1821. As a farmer, carpenter, innkeeper, and merchant, Niles did much to develop the area, offering advice and encouragement to the settlers who followed. By 1834 the township included over eleven hundred inhabitants and the thriving village of Troy Corners had grown out of Niles' original settlement. Niles became Troy's postmaster and supervisor, and served in the Michigan legislature as a representative and later as a senator. His original home, a log cabin, was replaced by this house a few years after Niles arrived.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number L71.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1821.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 42° 36.348′ N, 83° 
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8.992′ W. Marker was in Troy, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker was on Livernois Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker no longer exists. Based on information received from the Executive Director of the Troy Historic Village, the marker was delisted and salvaged by the State - the structure (the Niles House) was moved to the Troy Historic Village (2 miles south) in 2010 and the text was no longer accurate. Apartments now stand where the Niles House once stood. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 5945 Livernois Road, Troy MI 48098, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. The Polar Bears (approx. 1.6 miles away); Barn Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Parsonage (approx. 1.9 miles away); Poppleton School (approx. 1.9 miles away); Wagon Shop (approx. 1.9 miles away); General Store (approx. 1.9 miles away); Caswell House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Print Shop (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
 
Also see . . .  The Niles-Barnard House. Link to a history of the Niles-Barnard House on the Troy Historic Village website. (Submitted on March 18, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Troy Corners Marker and Niles House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 11, 2010
2. Troy Corners Marker and Niles House
Niles House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 11, 2010
3. Niles House
The Niles house was moved to the Troy Historic Village from this site late in 2010.
Troy Corners Marker has been removed image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Garman, August 28, 2021
4. Troy Corners Marker has been removed
This is the former location of the Troy Corners Marker. It was removed after the Niles House was relocated to the Troy Historic Village in 2010, 2 miles south of this location. Apartments now stand where the house once stood (seen on right side of image).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 714 times since then and 81 times this year. Last updated on October 20, 2021, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 18, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   4. submitted on October 20, 2021, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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