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

Franklin Cemetery

 
 
Franklin Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 15, 2016
1. Franklin Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
Side 1
In 1827 Elijah Bullock, one of the founders of the Stoughton Bullock Settlement (renamed Franklin in 1828), set aside land for a burial ground. This parcel, known as "the Old Plat," is in the southeast corner of the cemetery. The cemetery contains the remains of some of Franklin's earliest settlers. Of the fifteen original landowners, four are buried here: Melvin Drake, Hiram Pike, William Stoughton, and Jonathan Worthing.

Side 2
Franklin Cemetery began as a one-acre burial ground in 1827. The first of six expansions occurred in 1848 when Benjamin and Charlotte Worthing donated an acre of farmland adjacent to the original cemetery. The Franklin Cemetery Society organized in 1852 to manage and maintain the burial ground. The cemetery displays typical nineteenth-century grave markers, including urns, obelisks, tree trunks, weeping willows, and benches.
 
Erected 2007 by Michigan Historical Commission-Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2063.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 31.343′ N, 83° 18.4′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is
Franklin Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 15, 2016
2. Franklin Cemetery Marker
at the intersection of Scenic Drive and Franklin Road, on the right when traveling west on Scenic Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin MI 48025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin Village School (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kreger Farm Buildings (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert E. Cornillie's Vision (approx. 0.2 miles away); Franklin Village (approx. mile away); Franklin Community Church (approx. mile away); Van Every Gristmill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lawrence Institute of Technology (approx. 4.4 miles away); "The Stuart Little Pond" (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Franklin Cemetery Marker - looking west image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 15, 2016
3. Franklin Cemetery Marker - looking west
Franklin Cemetery Marker - looking east image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 15, 2016
4. Franklin Cemetery Marker - looking east
Melvin Drake gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 15, 2016
5. Melvin Drake gravestone
Franklin Cemetery Marker Dedication Stone image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 15, 2016
6. Franklin Cemetery Marker Dedication Stone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 15, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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