“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Canton, Michigan

Clickable Map of Wayne 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> Wayne County, MI (561) Macomb County, MI (147) Monroe County, MI (197) Oakland County, MI (462) Washtenaw County, MI (315)  WayneCounty(561) Wayne County (561)  MacombCounty(147) Macomb County (147)  MonroeCounty(197) Monroe County (197)  OaklandCounty(462) Oakland County (462)  WashtenawCounty(315) Washtenaw County (315)
Detroit is the county seat for Wayne County
Canton is in Wayne County
      Wayne County (561)  
      Macomb County (147)  
      Monroe County (197)  
      Oakland County (462)  
      Washtenaw County (315)  
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1 Michigan, Wayne County, Canton — A Ford Village Industryin Cherry Hill Village
At Cherry Hill Village, Henry Ford did something different. In front of you, at the southwest corner of Cherry Hill and Ridge Roads, was one of his "village industries," small factory sites which produced Ford parts with special local . . . Map (db m99544) HM
2 Michigan, Wayne County, Canton — Bartlett Travis House
The Barlett[sic]-Travis house embodies three distinct architectural periods of S.E. Michigan. Donated to Canton in 1988, it was moved to this site in 1989 and restoration began in earnest in 1993. In 2002, the house was completed and opened to the . . . Map (db m99712) HM
3 Michigan, Wayne County, Canton — L719 — Canton Center School
This one-room schoolhouse was constructed in 1884 by Hargreaze Sittlington. The school's arches and raised brickwork may have been modeled after the 1882 Cherry Hill United Methodist Church. . . . Map (db m100136) HM
4 Michigan, Wayne County, Canton — Canton Pioneer Home
In the late 1820's, pioneers began settling the Cherry Hill area of Canton, following an Indian trail - a high, sandy and dry ridge that once was the beach of an Ice Age Lake, which today is known as Ridge Rd. In 1827 Hugh Clyde received a . . . Map (db m99892) HM
5 Michigan, Wayne County, Canton — Canton Veterans Memorial
This memorial dedicated on June 25, 1993 is to honor all military personnel from our community who have served this country in the past, present, and future. The members of the Canton Veterans Memorial Association would like to thank the many . . . Map (db m179654) WM
6 Michigan, Wayne County, Canton — L1638 — Cherry Hill School
In 1876 this Italianate schoolhouse replaced a log school, built in 1836 and known officially as Canton Fractional No. 1 School. In 1944, Henry Ford, who operated a small factory in Cherry Hill, paid for an addition to this building, as well as for . . . Map (db m99506) HM
7 Michigan, Wayne County, Canton — Downer CemeteryEst. ca 1834 — Canton Historic Pioneer Cemetery —
This small pioneer cemetery is named after Lucretia Downer, who in 1825 was one of the very few pioneer women who purchased land and applied for a land grant in what would become Canton Township. She, as well as veterans from wars dating back to the . . . Map (db m173857) HM
8 Michigan, Wayne County, Canton — Farming in CantonThe Sweet Corn Capitol of Michigan
Canton's loamy soil was a natural draw to the region's settlers. From 1825 to the 1960s farming was the main vocation in Canton. At first, self-sustaining farms provided the only food and income for a family. By the 1920s, automobiles, . . . Map (db m99847) HM
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9 Michigan, Wayne County, Canton — Palmer Shed
This shed, built in the 1830's was donated by Richard and Joan Palmer, from their family farm which was located on the south side of Warren Rd., between Beck and Ridge Roads. This farm was land granted by the U.S. Government to Arunah . . . Map (db m99884) HM
10 Michigan, Wayne County, Canton — Preservation Park
In 1989, the Bartlett Travis house was relocated to this site from Warren and Canton Center and in 1993, restoration commenced. After a complete restoration it was dedicated to the community in 2002. In 1995, the Canton Historical Society built a . . . Map (db m99893) HM
11 Michigan, Wayne County, Canton — L1238 — Sheldon's Corners
Timothy and Rachael Sheldon moved here from New York state in the early 1820s, after the Chicago Road (now US 12) was surveyed. The first people to purchase land in the area, they built an inn near here in 1825. In 1830 Timothy became postmaster of . . . Map (db m173239) HM
12 Michigan, Wayne County, Canton — S756C — Territorial Road
Side 1 In 1829 the Territorial Legislative Council of Michigan moved to survey land to create a road from the east side of Michigan Territory to the west. The act stated that the road would start at “Sheldon’s Inn,” a business . . . Map (db m173173) HM
13 Michigan, Wayne County, Canton, Cherry Hill Village — Cherry Hill CemeterySettlers, Soldiers, and Statesmen
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 . . . Map (db m99580) HM
14 Michigan, Wayne County, Canton, Cherry Hill Village — Cherry Hill Cemetery
1828 - Granted from the U.S. government

1867 - Property deeded to trustees as a burial ground

1905 - Cherry Hill Cemetery Association was formed.

Managed by the Cherry Hill Cemetery Association as a non-profit association.

This . . . Map (db m99585) HM
15 Michigan, Wayne County, Canton, Cherry Hill Village — Cherry Hill InnAn Enduring Landmark
This beautiful Italianate-style Inn was built by Abner Hitchcock in 1866 on speculation that a railroad spur would come through Cherry Hill and travelers would need a place to stay. The railroad never came, and Hitchcock lost the building . . . Map (db m99509) HM
16 Michigan, Wayne County, Canton, Cherry Hill Village — L829 — Cherry Hill United Methodist Church
When this pioneer church was organized in 1834, it was one of ten served by circuit rider Marcus Swift of the Detroit Methodist Conference. In 1848, its members raised $600 to build their first church, which served the community for thirty-four . . . Map (db m99505) HM
17 Michigan, Wayne County, Canton, Cherry Hill Village — Cherry Hill VillageCommunity at the Crossroads
Cherry Hill Village originated in the 1830s at the crossroads of Cherry Hill and Ridge Roads. As the economic and social center for the area, local families came here to trade at the general store, to pick up mail, to get shoes for . . . Map (db m99621) HM
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18 Michigan, Wayne County, Canton, Uptown Apartments — The Historic Cady Barn
Dedicated to The Canton Community October 2006 as The Cady - Boyer Barn Originally built before the Civil War, this barn was enlarged and remodeled in 1908 by Aruna Cady, son of one of Canton's first pioneering families. This Barn has been . . . Map (db m99891) HM
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Dec. 5, 2023