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

Troy Corners

 
 
Troy Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 36.348′ N, 83° 8.992′ W. Marker is in Troy, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on Livernois Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is 220 feet south of Square Lake Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5945 Livernois Road, Troy MI 48098, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Polar Bears (approx. 1.6 miles
Troy Corners Marker and Niles House image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 11, 2010
2. Troy Corners Marker and Niles House
away); Barn Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Historic Green (approx. 1.9 miles away); Troy Township (approx. 2.1 miles away); Wattles House (approx. 2.1 miles away); S.S. Kresge Company (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Kresge Foundation (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Academy of the Sacred Heart (approx. 4.3 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.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Niles House image. Click for full size.
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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 139 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 18, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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