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

Mount Avon Cemetery

 
 
Mount Avon Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 10, 2018
1. Mount Avon Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  In 1826, Mount Avon became the first officially platted cemetery in Oakland County. The "Old Ground" or "Historic Acre" contains headstones dating from 1817, the year the earliest settlers arrived in the area. Members of the Graham family, Rochester's founders, are buried in Mount Avon, including James Graham (1818-1839), thought to be the first white child born in the county. In 1911 a statue of "Billy Yank" was erected in memory of Oakland County's Civil War veterans.
 
Erected 1993 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L710.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 40.688′ N, 83° 8.465′ W. Marker is in Rochester, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Wilcox Street and West Second Steet. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester MI 48307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Vandeventer House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Torch
Mount Avon Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 10, 2018
2. Mount Avon Cemetery and Marker
Marker is barely visible from Wilcox Steet. It's on the right side of the cemetery road, next to the third tree.
(approx. mile away); Township Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Castle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rollin Sprague Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Three-faced Clock (approx. 0.4 miles away); Warming House Renovation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rochester Opera House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mount Avon Cemetery History. (Submitted on June 18, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
2. Who was James Graham, the Founder of Rochester. (Submitted on June 18, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Mount Avon Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 10, 2018
3. Mount Avon Cemetery
View of the "Old Ground" from near the corner of Wilcox and West Third Streets.
"Billy Yank" Statue image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 10, 2018
4. "Billy Yank" Statue
1861-1865
In memory of the soldiers and sailors of Oakland County
G.A.R.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 18, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   4. submitted on June 19, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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