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

Clickable Map of Genesee 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> Genesee County, MI (156) Lapeer County, MI (41) Livingston County, MI (67) Oakland County, MI (464) Saginaw County, MI (49) Shiawassee County, MI (49) Tuscola County, MI (34)  GeneseeCounty(156) Genesee County (156)  LapeerCounty(41) Lapeer County (41)  LivingstonCounty(67) Livingston County (67)  OaklandCounty(464) Oakland County (464)  SaginawCounty(49) Saginaw County (49)  ShiawasseeCounty(49) Shiawassee County (49)  TuscolaCounty(34) Tuscola County (34)
Flint is the county seat for Genesee County
Fenton is in Genesee County
      Genesee County (156)  
      Lapeer County (41)  
      Livingston County (67)  
      Oakland County (464)  
      Saginaw County (49)  
      Shiawassee County (49)  
      Tuscola County (34)  
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1 Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — 1834 Clark Dibble Settlement
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
2 Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — 1834-Site of First Log House
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. WinegardenMap (db m142288) HM
3 Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — 1837 Public Square
Dedicated on the first 4th of July celebration in 1837, the public square was used for town meetings and Civil War troops were mustered here.Map (db m178325) HM
4 Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — 1838 Judge Daniel LeRoy's Law Office
Judge LeRoy was the first Attorney General for the State of Michigan. Upper Level 1868-Fenton Independent newspaper 1869-Ladies Literary & Library AssociationMap (db m94727) HM
5 Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — 1840 Grindstone from Fenton Mills
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
6 Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — 1889 A.J. Phillips Work Office
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
7 Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — L437 — Dibbleville
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
8 Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — Dibbleville Business District I
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
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9 Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — Dibbleville Business District II
"The Andrews Block" built by Clark Andrews in 1867
  1. 1869-Booth & Boutell Books & Watches
  2. 1869-Anderson's Mens Clothes
  3. 1872-Johnson's Crockery & Millinery
  4. 1869-Adams Hardware & Stoves
Map (db m94728) HM
10 Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — L164 — Fenton House
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
11 Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — L1387 — Fenton United Methodist Church
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
12 Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — Freedom Park Civil War Memorial
In memory of Union Veterans Civil War 1861-1865Map (db m178165) WM
13 Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — Freedom Park World War I Memorial
In memory of our heroes in the World War 1914 - 1918 Who fought for liberty and humanityMap (db m189661) WM
14 Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — Oakwood Cemetery Veterans Memorial
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
15 Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — L2058 — Old Prospect Hill Cemetery
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
16 Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — Riggs Hotel
1837-Riggs Hotel 1900-A.J. Phillips Private Office 1906-A.J. Phillips Library 1987-A.J. Phillips Fenton MuseumMap (db m94732) HM
17 Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — L2019 — Saint Jude's Episcopal Church
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
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18 Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — L0279 — Tom Walker's Grist Mill
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
19 Michigan, Livingston County, Fenton, Tyrone Township — L1920 — First Congregational Church
The Congregational Church of Tyrone, grew out of the Methodist Episcopal church that organized here in 1845. Itinerant ministers called circuit riders served what was known as the Tyrone or Cranston Class. In 1874 the class split over where to build . . . Map (db m178131) HM
20 Michigan, Livingston County, Fenton, Tyrone Township — L0704 — Tyrone Township Hall
Tyrone Township was settled in 1834, and Joseph M. Becker was elected as the first township supervisor in 1838. Township meetings were held in the homes of the townsfolk until 1887, when this hall was erected on Hartland Road at a cost of $640. . . . Map (db m178108) HM
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May. 22, 2024