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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Brighton, Michigan

Clickable Map of Livingston County, Michigan and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Livingston County, MI (67) Genesee County, MI (156) Ingham County, MI (184) Jackson County, MI (130) Oakland County, MI (463) Shiawassee County, MI (49) Washtenaw County, MI (326)  LivingstonCounty(67) Livingston County (67)  GeneseeCounty(156) Genesee County (156)  InghamCounty(184) Ingham County (184)  JacksonCounty(130) Jackson County (130)  OaklandCounty(463) Oakland County (463)  ShiawasseeCounty(49) Shiawassee County (49)  WashtenawCounty(326) Washtenaw County (326)
Howell is the county seat for Livingston County
Brighton is in Livingston County
      Livingston County (67)  
      Genesee County (156)  
      Ingham County (184)  
      Jackson County (130)  
      Oakland County (463)  
      Shiawassee County (49)  
      Washtenaw County (326)  
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1 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — 11 — Alice JollyBrighton's Victorian Silhouettes
Alice and her husband, George, ran one of Brighton's hat shops for ladies in the late 1800s. Alice Jolly became the sole proprietor of the Jolly Millinery Shop in 1893 with the death of her husband at age 49. This was necessitated since she had . . . Map (db m107724) HM
2 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — 6 — Alvira GillulyBrighton's Victorian Silhouettes
Alvira and her husband, John, lived on Hamburg Road, south of Brighton with their two girls, Carrie and Lucy. John taught school in the Village of Brighton before being admitted to the University of Michigan Law School in the late 1850s. He . . . Map (db m107677) HM
3 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — 4 — B.T.O. ClarkBrighton's Historical Silhouettes
Benjamin Treadwell Onderdonk Clark was an infant when his family came to Brighton in 1837 just after the tiny town of Ore Creek was renamed. His father, Reverend William A. Clark held the first regular religious services in the community and . . . Map (db m107649) HM
4 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — 7 — Bessie the HolsteinBrighton's Victorian Silhouettes
Bessie is a milk cow. Holsteins started to appear in Livingston County in the 1880s. The county became a leader in selling these cows throughout the Midwest. These black and white dairy cows can produce about 2900 gallons of milk. In the late . . . Map (db m107615) HM
5 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — Brighton Area Veterans Memorial
Dedicated To The Men and Women of the Brighton Area Who Honorably Served Their Country In War and Peace We Cherish the Memory Of Those Who Died That Freedom May LiveMap (db m182467) WM
6 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — Ll30/L1300 — Brighton District No. 8 School
In 1842 pioneer settler Richard Lyons donated land for the first school in Brighton Township's District No. 8. Area Methodists worshipped in the log school until 1874. In 1885 the log building was replaced with this one-room clapboard structure. . . . Map (db m156118) HM
7 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — 1 — Brighton Hook and Ladder Co.Brighton's Victorian Silhouettes
The Brighton Hook and Ladder Company Number 1 was formed in 1876 to protect the village against fires. The continued growth of the community and the expansion of the village to the west of Ore Creek created a real need for men and equipment to . . . Map (db m107603) HM
8 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — L2078 — Brighton Village Cemetery
Side 1 The Brighton Village Cemetery began as a burial ground for the family of William A. Clark, D.D., an Episcopal minister from New York City, who settled with his family in Brighton Township in 1837. Clark acquired many acres of land, . . . Map (db m107616) HM
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9 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — 9 — Daniel MarshBrighton's Victorian Silhouettes
Daniel Marsh was elected as the first President of the new Village of Brighton. He arrived in Brighton in 1839 and was this small town's first attorney and the first prosecuting attorney in Livingston County. He married the widow Sara Maltby who . . . Map (db m107694) HM
10 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — 5 — Duke the HerefordBrighton's Victorian Silhouettes
Duke was raised to provide beef. Herefords are brown and white and could be found in the 1870s. Sometimes cattle and cows were found in the Old Village Cemetery eating grass. These animals apparently left the safety of their pen in search of . . . Map (db m107674) HM
11 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — Fairview Cemetery Veterans Memorial
The sacrifices of few ensured the freedom of many. A grateful community remembers those who served in the armed forces of the United States during times of war and peace, whose courage and personal sacrifices defended and . . . Map (db m175047) WM
12 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — Fairview Cemetery Veterans Memorial
Dedicated To Those Lying Here Who Fought Or Served So That Liberty Might EndureMap (db m182471) WM
13 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — Fairview Cemetery WWI Memorial
W.W.I Barracks 3534 Veterans MemorialMap (db m182472) WM
14 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — 2 — Henry Ford and John TannerBrighton's Victorian Silhouettes
John Tanner was known as one of Brighton's most unusual people. His 10 foot long beard was always tucked under his shirt only to be seen by his wife and the paying public. His delivery operation from the train depot ran from 1871-1910 with his . . . Map (db m107558) HM
15 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — Homesite of Edwin B. Winans
Livingston Co. Homesite Of Edwin B. Winans 29th Governor Of Mich. 1891-1892 Map (db m174936) HM
16 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — Iraqi and Enduring Freedom Veterans Memorial
. . . Map (db m182470) WM
17 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — 8 — John McKinneyBrighton's Victorian Silhouettes
John McKinney arrived in Brighton in the 1850s as an escaped slave who most likely survived the dangers of hidden travel with the families who operated the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad helped Southern slaves escape to the North and . . . Map (db m108662) HM
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18 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — 13 — Johnny Blessed Reported missing
Johnny Blessed operated a two horse stagecoach that avoided the swamps and followed the rough and bumpy Grand River Indian Trail between Detroit and Howell. Tired horses would be exchanged for fresh horses in Farmington, New Hudson and at Brighton's . . . Map (db m158769) HM
19 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — Mill Pond Park
City of Brighton Mill Pond Park Dedicated October 14, 1972 to the people of the Brighton community. A community recreation facility made possible through contributions from the citizens, service clubs, and organizations of the Brighton . . . Map (db m176655) HM
20 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — L1010 — Old Town Hall
Settled in 1832 by Maynard Maltby, this community was originally called Ore Creek for the stream that flows through it. In 1838 its name was changed to Brighton. It was incorporated as a village in 1867 and as a city in 1928. In 1878 the village . . . Map (db m107605) HM
21 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — 10 — Orson QuackenbushBrighton's Victorian Silhouettes
Orson Quakenbush played a key role in establishing Brighton as a viable rural community with the downtown construction of his dam and grist mill on Ore Creek in 1838. The flowing water of Ore Creek would turn a water wheel that rotated a grindstone . . . Map (db m108737) HM
22 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — 3 — Pipp Children FishingBrighton's Victorian Silhouettes
Amelia and Benjamin Pipp lived near the Millpond. Their summer activities were swimming and fishing which was common for all kids. Placing worms on their hooks and awaiting the first hit of the "big" fish was their challenge. Their talents were . . . Map (db m108706) HM
23 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — 12 — Railroad Repair GangBrighton's Victorian Silhouettes
The iron horse arrived in Brighton in 1871. Brighton's future growth and success was off to a good start with this new transportation service running through town. The railroad depot was built about 600 feet beyond this artwork. The push-pull . . . Map (db m108680) HM
24 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — L2248 — St. Patrick Church / St. Patrick Calvary Cemetery
St. Patrick Church St. Patrick was the first church to serve Brighton area Catholics, many of whom were immigrants from Ireland. A simple log structure at the corner of McCabe and Silver Lake Roads built in 1838 was used by the congregation . . . Map (db m107557) HM
25 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton — L1011 — St. Paul's
When the Reverend William A. Clark, D. D., purchased his land in Brighton Township, he set aside an acre as a church site and established a cemetery near it. In 1837 he organized an Episcopal group and conducted its first services in his orchard. . . . Map (db m107623) HM
26 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton, Green Oak Township — S406 — Kinsley S. Bingham
Twenty-five year old Kinsley Bingham left his New York home in 1833 saying: "Give me $500 and let me go to Michigan and I'll be governor in two years." He settled here, constructing this handsome Greek Revival house in 1842. Bingham's boast was not . . . Map (db m107539) HM
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27 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton, Green Oak Township — 134 — Spanish-American War Regiments
This was once the summer camp of Michigan's National Guard. Here in 1898 the five regiments which were recruited in the state during the war with Spain were organized. Ten men volunteered for every one who could be accepted. Two of the units, the . . . Map (db m107555) HM
28 Michigan, Livingston County, Brighton, Milford — L2339 — Warner Homestead
Around 1855, Timothy and Lucretia Warner built this Greek Revival farmhouse. Timothy (1819-1900) migrated from Livonia, New York, to Brighton Township in 1837. He was credited with helping organize and name the township later that year. In 1841 he . . . Map (db m231249) HM
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Apr. 12, 2024