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

Franklin Village

 
 
Franklin Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 15, 2016
1. Franklin Village Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1824-25, Franklin received its present name in 1828. First postmaster was Dr. Ebenezer Raynale, state legislator and physician. The William Huston store, opened in 1830, was the forerunner of a business center that later included the famous Broughton Wagon Shop, the Van Every Mills, now "Ye Olde Cider Mill," several taverns, two distilleries, and two churches. The village also was a station on the Underground Railroad. Franklin still has the appearance and atmosphere of an early Michigan village.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number L11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 31.542′ N, 83° 18.366′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of Franklin Road and Carol Road when traveling north on Franklin Road. 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. Kreger Farm Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert E. Cornillie's Vision (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Franklin Community Church
Franklin Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 15, 2016
2. Franklin Village Marker
(about 400 feet away); Franklin Village School (about 800 feet away); Franklin Cemetery (approx. mile away); Van Every Gristmill (approx. 0.3 miles away); McCabe Funeral Home (approx. 3.4 miles away); Remembering Historic Railways (approx. 4.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Plaque on park bench next to marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 15, 2016
3. Plaque on park bench next to marker
 
 
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 156 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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