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Canton in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cherry Hill Cemetery

Settlers, Soldiers, and Statesmen

 
 
Cherry Hill Cemetery: Settlers, Soldiers, and Statesmen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 10, 2016
1. Cherry Hill Cemetery: Settlers, Soldiers, and Statesmen Marker
Inscription.
Walking among the headstones
of Canton's pioneer families, one cannot escape their contribution to American history. You see the Hustons, the Lewises, the Gills, and veterans from every war, beginning with the War of 1812 through modern times. They tended homesteads, cultivated rich farmland, started businesses, organized government, built schools and churches. They lived, fought, and sometimes died for the American ideal. Only a few generations removed from today's visitors, these men and women laid the foundation for today's Canton.
 
Erected by Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service and Canton Community.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area marker series.
 
Location. 42° 18.307′ N, 83° 32.291′ W. Marker is in Canton, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on South Ridge Road 0.2 miles south of Cherry Hill Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canton MI 48188, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Cherry Hill Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Cherry Hill Inn (about 300
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By Joel Seewald, November 10, 2016
2. Upper left image
The oldest grave in the cemetery is that of Hugh Clyde, who died in 1831. He had the vision of what would become Cherry Hill village. In 1827, he received a land grant for the property upon which this cemetery is sited.
feet away, measured in a direct line); A Ford Village Industry (about 500 feet away); Cherry Hill United Methodist Church (about 500 feet away); Cherry Hill Village (about 600 feet away); Cherry Hill School (about 600 feet away); Palmer Shed (approx. 0.3 miles away); Farming in Canton (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
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By Joel Seewald, November 10, 2016
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Dwight Huston was one of the 24 soldiers from Canton families known to have died in the civil War. The inscription on this gravestone reads: "Dwight, son of W & C Huston, died in the country's service at Fortress Monroe, VA, Sept. 18, 1862. Aged 25 yrs."
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By Joel Seewald, November 10, 2016
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George Comer was wounded at the battle of Bull Run in Virginia in the Civil War. Upon discharge, he returned to Cherry Hill and served as postmaster and grocer.
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By Joel Seewald, November 10, 2016
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The Goodells came from New York and New England to settle the Canton wilderness. They came via the Erie Canal, which opened in 1825 in New York State and became an important channel of transportation for settlers moving west.
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By Joel Seewald, November 10, 2016
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Solon Goodell, a Canton farmer who served as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives (1897-1900) and Michigan Senate (1901-1904). Photo courtesy of the State of Michigan Archives, Lansing, Michigan.
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By Joel Seewald, November 10, 2016
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The "Ridge Cemetery" was dedicated in the early 1830s as the final resting place for Cherry Hill's earliest pioneers. Its site is along a sandy geologic formation calle the "Ridge," formed originally as a beach along ice-age Lake Whittlesey.
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By Joel Seewald, November 10, 2016
8. Cherry Hill Cemetery and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 12, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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