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

Franklin Village

 
 
Franklin Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 15, 2016
1. Franklin Village Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1824-25, Franklin received its present name in 1828. First postmaster was Dr. Ebenezer Raynale, state legislator and physician. The William Huston store, opened in 1830, was the forerunner of a business center that later included the famous Broughton Wagon Shop, the Van Every Mills, now "Ye Olde Cider Mill," several taverns, two distilleries, and two churches. The village also was a station on the Underground Railroad. Franklin still has the appearance and atmosphere of an early Michigan village.
 
Erected 1960 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number L11.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 42° 31.542′ N, 83° 18.366′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of Franklin Road and Carol Road when traveling north
Franklin Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 15, 2016
2. Franklin Village Marker
on Franklin Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin MI 48025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kreger Farm Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert E. Cornillie's Vision (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Franklin Community Church (about 400 feet away); Franklin Village School (about 800 feet away); Franklin Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Van Every Gristmill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fractional District School (approx. 1.7 miles away); Ward Eagle Home (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Plaque on park bench next to marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 15, 2016
3. Plaque on park bench next to marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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