“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Plymouth in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)


Plymouth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 3, 2010
1. Plymouth Marker
Inscription. The village of Plymouth was settled in 1825, incorporated in 1867, and became a city in 1932. The Lord Mayor of Plymouth, England, came here in 1967 to celebrate the centennial of Plymouth, Michigan's incorporation as a village. He and his aides presented this piece of rock from Plymouth, England, to the citizens of Plymouth, Michigan, some of whom are descendants of the Pilgrims. This rock, taken from the Plymouth harbor from where the Mayflower sailed in 1620, stands as a symbol of friendship between the two cities.
Erected 1979 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number 637.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 42° 22.318′ N, 83° 28.066′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on South Main Street 0.1 miles north of West Ann Arbor Trail, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth MI 48170, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Baker House (within shouting distance of this marker); Rose of Aberlone (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Plymouth marker and Plymouth Rock monument image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 3, 2010
2. Plymouth marker and Plymouth Rock monument
The Wilcox House (about 800 feet away); Newburg Methodist Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Newburgh Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Northville (approx. 4.1 miles away); John Wesley Conant House (approx. 4.2 miles away); George A. Custer U.S. Army Reserve Center (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
Categories. Notable EventsSettlements & Settlers
Plymouth Rock monument image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 3, 2010
3. Plymouth Rock monument
This "Plymouth Rock" removed from the Mayflower steps in the harbor of Plymouth England from whence our pilgrim forefathers embarked in 1620, was presented to the people of this city on July 7, 1967, by the people of Plymouth, England, on the occasion of the visit of their Lord Mayor Frank Chapman during our Centennial Year of 1967.
This monument was built to honor and preserve this "Plymouth Rock," given as a symbol of the friendships that exist between the people of Plymouth, England and the people of Plymouth, Michigan. We observe the tradition of democracy and ??? heritage that is ours and seek to preserve it for posterity. May we keep this friendship ever fresh and meaningful by annual reaffirmation of respect for each other on the holiday of our separation, July 4th.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 629 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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