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Ann Arbor Township in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Parker Family & Mill

 
 
The Parker Family & Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 18, 2017
1. The Parker Family & Mill Marker
Inscription. William Q. Parker and his new bride, Mary, came to Washtenaw County in 1861 from England. After two years in Lodi Township, Mary purchased 61 acres between Geddes Road and the Huron River. Here, in 1873, on the ruins of the old Fleming sawmill, William Parker constructed a small grist mill to produce corn feed for the family farm. The Cider Mill building was added in 1887, but was soon closed due to a severe apple blight. In 1910, after William's death, son George took over the operation of the mill, expanding it into a commercial flour mill. Products produced at the mill included pancake mix, graham flour, buckwheat flour, corn meal, and cracked wheat breakfast cereal. The mill ceased operations in 1959, three years after George Parker's death.
 
Erected by Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.
 
Location. 42° 16.418′ N, 83° 40.066′ W. Marker is in Ann Arbor Township, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker can be reached from Geddes Road 0.2 miles east of North Dixboro Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in Parker Mill County Park, in the Visitor Pavilion near the parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4650 Geddes Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Top Image image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 18, 2017
2. Top Image
Parker Mill, circa 1917
are within walking distance of this marker. Hoyt Garrod Post and Family History (here, next to this marker); Cider Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Grist Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the Parker Family Mills! (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gristmill (within shouting distance of this marker); Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Frontier Cozy (within shouting distance of this marker); Native American Trails (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ann Arbor Township.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Bottom Image image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 18, 2017
3. Bottom Image
Children of William and Mary Parker
The Parker Family & Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 18, 2017
4. The Parker Family & Mill Marker
This marker is the one on the far left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 29, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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