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

Southfield Cemetery

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, November 11, 2017
1. Southfield Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Thaddeus Griswold sold several parcels of his farm to settlers who used the land for burial grounds. In 1847 these "proprietors" donated the land to the board of health which established a township cemetery. The most heroic figure memorialized here is Harry J. Brooks, a test pilot for the Ford Motor Company, who, in 1928, set a world distance record while flying the "Ford flivver." On the return flight he crashed into the Atlantic. His remains were never found, but a headstone marks his place in the Brooks family plot.
 
Erected 1989 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1477.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 28.764′ N, 83° 16.48′ W. Marker is in Southfield, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on Civic Center Drive west of Park Place Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is abut 0.1 mile south of the cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Southfield MI 48033, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historical Marker (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historical Site (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Southfield Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 11, 2017
2. Southfield Cemetery Marker
Southfield Center (approx. mile away); Southfield Township Volunteer Fire Department (approx. mile away); Southfield Township Site (approx. mile away); Southfield Town Hall (approx. mile away); Southfield Centre (approx. half a mile away); Congregation Shaarey Zedek (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Harry J. Brooks. (Submitted on November 13, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
2. Harry Joseph Brooks. Link to a photo of Brooks' headstone and a photo of Harry with Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh. (Submitted on November 14, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. Air & SpaceCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Southfield Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 11, 2017
3. Southfield Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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