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Shelby Township in Macomb County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Utica Cemetery

 
 
Utica Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 16, 2018
1. Utica Cemetery Marker
Inscription. John and Mary Stead deeded 4.46 acres of land to the Utica Cemetery Association in 1863. Included in that parcel was a section referred to as the "Old Burying Ground" and a family plot called "Stead's Reserve." The first burial occurred in 1817 upon the death of Thomas Squier, who was among Shelby Township's first white settlers. Businessmen, doctors, farmers, and teachers who influenced the history of the area are buried here, including Lyman T. Jenney, the county's first doctor, and antislavery activists Peter and Sarah Lerich. Also interred here are Joseph Stead, who platted the village of Harlow in 1829, and Gurden C. Leech, who in 1833 suggested that the town be renamed Utica.
 
Erected 2001 by Michigan Historical Commission-Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L3048.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 38.191′ N, 83° 2.248′ W. Marker is in Shelby Township, Michigan, in Macomb County. Marker is on Shelby Road near Sylvan Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 46325 Shelby Road, Utica MI 48317, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this
Utica Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 16, 2018
2. Utica Cemetery and Marker
marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Lawrence Parish of Utica (approx. one mile away); Upton House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Yates Cider Mill (approx. 3.9 miles away); Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal (approx. 3.9 miles away); Holcombe Beach (approx. 4.9 miles away); Loren Andrus House (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Hammer (approx. 5.6 miles away); Stoney Creek School (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  About Us. (Submitted on June 17, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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