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Brighton in Livingston County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

St. Patrick Church / St. Patrick Calvary Cemetery

 
 
St. Patrick Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 27, 2017
1. St. Patrick Church Marker
Inscription.
St. Patrick Church
St. Patrick was the first church to serve Brighton area Catholics, many of whom were immigrants from Ireland. A simple log structure at the corner of McCabe and Silver Lake Roads built in 1838 was used by the congregation until 1864, when the cornerstone was laid for a stone Gothic Revival church at the present location. Tragedy struck on May 8, 1918, in the form of a tornado that tore off the steeple and damaged the roof. This church, along with a rectory and convent, was built in 1961. In 1991, the church was enlarged and rededicated. St. Patrick has run a school since 1942, originally run from an unused Brighton Public School building,. The parish broke ground for a new school in 1951, and in 2006 it opened another campus on Ormdorf Road.

St. Patrick Calvary Cemetery
The early parishioners of St. Patrick were interred in a cemetery adjacent to its first church building on the corner of McCabe and Silver Lake Roads in Green Oak Township. Referred to as the Old Irish Cemetery, this now inactive cemetery holds some of Livingston County's oldest grave markers. The congregation outgrew both its original church and its cemetery. The land for Calvary Cemetery was deeded to the Bishop of Detroit in 1886. The cemetery was platted in the spring of 1897, and
St. Patrick Calvary Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 27, 2017
2. St. Patrick Calvary Cemetery Marker
Detroit Diocese Bishop John Samuel Foley dedicated it that same year. The northwestern part of the ten-acre plot contains many of the cemetery's oldest graves, including Civil War veterans.
 
Erected 2013 by Michigan Historical Commission-Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2248.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 31.393′ N, 83° 46.594′ W. Marker is in Brighton, Michigan, in Livingston County. Marker is on Rickett Road south of South Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at the exit from the church's parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 711 Rickett Road, Brighton MI 48116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Orson Quackenbush (approx. half a mile away); Daniel Marsh (approx. half a mile away); Alice Jolly (approx. half a mile away); John McKinney (approx. half a mile away); Brighton Hook and Ladder Co. (approx. half a mile away); Old Town Hall (approx. half a mile away); Henry Ford and John Tanner (approx. half a mile away); B.T.O. Clark (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brighton.
 
Also see . . .
1. More About Our Church History
St. Patrick Church / St. Patrick Calvary Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 27, 2017
3. St. Patrick Church / St. Patrick Calvary Cemetery Marker
. (Submitted on August 28, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
2. Welcome to St. Patrick Church Calvary Cemetery. Information about both St. Patrick cemeteries. (Submitted on August 28, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Looking for pictures of both St. Patrick cemeteries and a better picture of the church building. • Can you help?
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