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

Pioneer Cemetery

 
 
Pioneer Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 11, 2017
1. Pioneer Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Upon the death of his daughter in 1832, John Thomas donated part of his farm to the township to form a public burying ground. He gave an adjacent parcel to the Presbyterians who built a church there in 1837. Although nonsectarian, the cemetery became known as the United Presbyterian Church Cemetery. All but seven graves date from the nineteenth century. One of Southfield's first settlers, Isaac Heth, is buried here. The last interment was in 1926.
 
Erected 1989 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1476.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 28.499′ N, 83° 15.641′ W. Marker is in Southfield, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on Lahser Road 0.3 miles south of Civic Center Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Southfield MI 48033, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Southfield United Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historical Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lawrence Institute of Technology (approx. 0.6 miles away);
Pioneer Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 11, 2017
2. Pioneer Cemetery and Marker
Southfield Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Historical Marker (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Historical Site (approx. one mile away); Southfield Center (approx. one mile away); Southfield Township Volunteer Fire Department (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southfield.
 
Also see . . .  Isaac Heth. Photo of gravestone at Find A Grave. (Submitted on November 14, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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