Canton in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Cherry Hill Inn
An Enduring Landmark
This beautiful Italianate-style Inn
was built by Abner Hitchcock in 1866 on speculation that a railroad spur would come through Cherry Hill and travelers would need a place to stay. The railroad never came, and Hitchcock lost the building to creditors in 1870. Purchased by the Gunn family in 1884, it was turned into a thriving general store where neighbors gathered to share news and trade their farm goods for store-bought items. On Saturday nights the second floor rocked with live music and country contra dancing.
Erected by Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service and Canton Community.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area series list.
Location. 42° 18.359′ N, 83° 32.262′ W. Marker is in Canton, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Cherry Hill Road and South Ridge Road, on the left when traveling west on Cherry Hill Road. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Ford Village Industry (within shouting distance of this marker); Cherry Hill School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cherry Hill Cemetery (about 300 feet away); Cherry Hill Village (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Cherry Hill Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Cherry Hill United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Palmer Shed (approx. ¼ mile away); Farming in Canton (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
The former Cherry Hill Inn is now the Indigo Salon Spa & Boutique.
— Submitted November 11, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 11, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.