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

The Village Center

 
 
The Village Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 4, 2015
1. The Village Center Marker
Inscription. Two Indian Trails crossed at this point: the Orchard Lake Trail running north and south, and the Shiawassee Trail running east and west. In 1824, a Quaker settlement began to develop around this point. In the 1850's, the settlement expanded southward towards Farmington Road and Grand River Avenue intersection to what is now the Farmington Central Business District. The community incorporated into a village in 1867, and adopted a City Charter in 1926.

The First Baptist Church, located on this site, was organized in 1826. The original structure was built in 1861, and is still in use as a church.
 
Erected 1976 by Farmington Historical Commission.
 
Location. 42° 28.037′ N, 83° 22.586′ W. Marker is in Farmington, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of Shiawassee Road and Farmington Road, on the right when traveling west on Shiawassee Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33400 Shiawassee Road, Farmington MI 48335, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Farmington's First Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, Inc. (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct
The Village Center Marker and First Baptist Church of Farmington image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 4, 2015
2. The Village Center Marker and First Baptist Church of Farmington
line); Farmington Masonic Temple and Farmington Township Hall (about 700 feet away); First Quaker Meeting (about 800 feet away); City of Farmington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kirby White House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Travel Through Time (approx. mile away); Gov. Fred M. Warner (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmington.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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