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

Southfield Center

1837 - 1880

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, November 11, 2017
1. Southfield Center Marker
Inscription. and Southfield Burgh. At the intersection of 10-1/2 mile road and Berg Road there existed a business and residential center during much of the nineteenth century. It was the first important community center in what is now the City of Southfield. During all or part of this period the following establishments are known to have existed: post office, town hall, church, general stores, grist mill, blacksmith, tavern, milk depot, shoe store, marbleshop.
 
Erected 1970 by Southfield Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 28.816′ N, 83° 16.739′ W. Marker is in Southfield, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Berg Road and Civic Center Drive. Touch for map. The building and marker are in The Burgh Historical Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26080 Berg Road, Southfield MI 48033, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southfield Township Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Southfield Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Southfield Township Volunteer Fire Department (within shouting distance of this marker); Historical Site
Southfield Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 11, 2017
2. Southfield Center Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Historical Marker (approx. mile away); Southfield Cemetery (approx. mile away); Southfield Centre (approx. mile away); Congregation Shaarey Zedek (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southfield.
 
Also see . . .  Burgh Historic District. More information about the Simmons House can be found on Southfield Public Library's website. (Submitted on November 13, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Joel Seewald, November 11, 2017
3. Simmons House
Marker is to the right of this sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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