Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Adrian in Lenawee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Oakwood Cemetery

 
 
Oakwood Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 9, 2017
1. Oakwood Cemetery Marker
Inscription. With its parklike setting, wooded pathways and variety of monuments, Oakwood Cemetery is an outstanding Victorian Era cemetery. Local citizens, including Adrian founder Addison Comstock, created Oakwood Cemetery in 1848. Originally 22 acres, by 1968 the cemetery had grown to 120 acres. Many of Adrian's earliest settlers are buried here. The first internment was six year-old Oscar Augustus Stevens. Rachel Sightler, a former slave, and Martin Loop, a Civil War veteran who died at age 103, are buried here. In addition, the cemetery contains the remains of prominent Michiganians including Governor William L. Greenly (1813-1883), Governor Charles M. Croswell (1825-1886), and Michigan Supreme Court Justice Thomas M. Cooley (1824-1898).
 
Erected 2001 by Michigan Historical Center-Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number L2047.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 41° 54.335′ N, 84° 1.58′ W. Marker is in Adrian, Michigan, in Lenawee County. Marker is at the intersection of East Siena Heights Drive and North Locust Street, on the left when traveling east on East Siena Heights Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 333 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian MI 49221, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Oakwood Cemetery Entrance and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 9, 2017
2. Oakwood Cemetery Entrance and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Second Baptist Church (approx. mile away); St. Joseph's Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles Miller Croswell (approx. half a mile away); Governor Charles M. Croswell / Croswell House (approx. half a mile away); County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); Lenawee County Fairgrounds (approx. 0.6 miles away); Professional Baseball in Adrian (approx. 0.7 miles away); Adrian's Governors (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Adrian.
 
Also see . . .
1. Oscar A. Stevens. Picture of Oscar Augustus Stevens' gravestone on the Find a Grave website. (Submitted on April 12, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 

2. Rachel Sightler. Picture of Rachel Sightler's gravestone on the Find A Grave website. (Submitted on April 12, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 

3. Corp Martin A. Loop. Pictures of Martin Loop and his gravestone on the Find A Grave website. (Submitted on April 12, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 

4. William L Greenly. Pictures of Governor Greenly and his gravestone on the Find A Grave website. (Submitted on April 12, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 

5. Charles Miller Croswell. Biography and picture of Governor Croswell as well as pictures of his gravestone on the Find A Grave website. (Submitted on April 12, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable Persons
 
Oakwood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 9, 2017
3. Oakwood Cemetery
Oakwood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 9, 2017
4. Oakwood Cemetery
Statue near the main (East Siena Heights Drive) entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 82 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
Paid Advertisement