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

Birmingham Mill

 
 
Birmingham Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, July 2, 2022
1. Birmingham Mill Marker
Inscription.  
On this site for eighty-three
years stood a grist mill that
ground grain into flour for
the Birmingham community. Built
in 1835 by Roswell T. Merrill
the wooden mill - powered by
water from the Mill Pond (now
Quarton Lake) - served local
farmers until 1918.

"Here is the mill with humming of thunder
Here is the weir with the wonder of foam
Here is the sluice with the race running under
Marvelous places, though handy to home."
— Robert Louis Stevenson

Dediccated - May 22, 1964
Birmingham Centennial Year

 
Erected 1964.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical date for this entry is May 22, 1964.
 
Location. 42° 32.828′ N, 83° 13.537′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on Mill Race south of Lakeside Drive, on the right when traveling south. Marker is in Quarton Lake Park next to the walking path on the east side of the lake. The rock on which the marker is attached can be seen from
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the turnaround at the end of Mill Race. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham MI 48009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City of Birmingham (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baldwin Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Allen House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hill Building Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); John West Hunter Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); The John W. Hunter House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hunter House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Birmingham Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, July 2, 2022
2. Birmingham Mill Marker
View of the marker from the footpath, looking east towards the street (Mill Race).
Birmingham Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, July 2, 2022
3. Birmingham Mill Marker
View looking toward the south along the footpath on the east side of Quarton Lake.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2022, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2022, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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