1834-Site of first log house (built by Dustin Cheney)
1835-The first Dibbleville child, Harrison Cheney was born on this site.
1851-Ben Birdsall residence
1891-A. J. Phillips residence
In memory of Jack R. Winegarden — — Map (db m142288) HM
Initially producing wood products, Mr. Phillips invented the sliding window screen. The demand prompted a huge factory complex covering 12 acres.
1913-The factory was sold to Henry C. Koppin to hand assemble the "Fenton Cyclecar". — — Map (db m94737) HM
Clark Dibble came here from New York State in 1834 and laid claim to forty acres of government land. Known as Dibbleville, this area was Fenton’s original business district. It encompasses the A. J. Phillips Library, two churches and two commercial . . . — — Map (db m153551) HM
A Methodist, Rev. Washington Jackson, preached the first sermon in Dibbleville on this site in 1837 where a log cabin initially stood.
1 1868-Wilmont Groceries & Drugs
2 1868-James Bussey Hardware
3 1871-Butcher's Meat Market
4 . . . — — Map (db m178132) HM
Constructed soon after the Detroit and Milwaukee Railroad reached town in 1855, this hotel has been a favorite resting and dining spot for over a century. It was said in 1883 that the guests were "entertained in a style unsurpassed in many large . . . — — Map (db m94761) HM
In March 1837 the Reverend Washington Jackson formed a Methodist congregation in Dibbleville (present-day Fenton) at the home of Levi Warren. Warren donated land and the first church was built in 1853. Its brick walls collapsed during the . . . — — Map (db m94759) HM
The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
the soldier's last tattoo.
No more on ife's parade shall meet
that brave and fallen few
on fame's eternal camping ground
their silent tents to spread
and glory guards, with solemn round
the bivouac . . . — — Map (db m178156) WM
Many of Fenton’s early developers, politicians, businessmen, and veterans are interred in this cemetery, which was established in 1834. Clark Dibble, who made the first land purchase in present-day Fenton in 1834, and Dustin Cheney, who accompanied . . . — — Map (db m153632) HM
On May 3, 1858, the Reverend Henry Banwell held Fenton's first Episcopal service for the Ladies Mite Society. The society formally organized as Saint Jude's Episcopal Church on July 18, 1859. In 1860 members built their first church on this site, . . . — — Map (db m94716) HM
This mill, one of the last water-powered grist mills to operate in Michigan, was built in 1869. It was purchased by Tom Walker and John Browning for $10,000 in 1878. From then on the Walker family was involved with the mill for three generations. . . . — — Map (db m178068) HM