Westland in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Chief Tonquish Burial Site
Erected 1977 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L426.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 42° 21.069′ N, 83° 23.146′ W. Marker is in Westland, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of North Wayne Road and Fountain Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on North Wayne Road. Touch for map. Fountain Boulevard is the entrance road to the Holiday
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Learning by Doing" (approx. 0.7 miles away); Nankin Millers House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Nankin Mills (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Nankin Mills (approx. 0.8 miles away); Newburgh Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Newburg Methodist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Perrinsville School (approx. 1.7 miles away); Perrinsville (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westland.
Also see . . . Nankin Township, Wayne County Michigan. Included is an account of the killing of Chief Tonquish and his son. (Submitted on August 25, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.