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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fenton, Michigan
Location of Fenton, Michigan
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| This is where it all began—the site on which the first settler, Clark Dibble, built a small home and mill dam, naming the town "Dibbleville". — — Map (db m94779) HM|
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|
| Judge LeRoy was the first Attorney General for the State of Michigan.
1868-Fenton Independent newspaper
1869-Ladies Literary & Library Association — — Map (db m94727) HM|
| The flouring mill produced 120 barrels of flour a day. It stood on the site where the Fenton City Hall is now. — — Map (db m94776) 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|
| "The Andrews Block" built by Clark Andrews in 1867
— — Map (db m94728) HM
- 1869-Booth & Boutell Books & Watches
- 1869-Anderson's Mens Clothes
- 1872-Johnson's Crockery & Millinery
- 1869-Adams Hardware & Stoves
|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|
|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|
1900-A.J. Phillips Private Office
1906-A.J. Phillips Library
1987-A.J. Phillips Fenton Museum — — Map (db m94732) 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|