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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fenton, Michigan

 
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Location of Fenton, Michigan
    Genesee County (36)
    Lapeer County (19)
    Livingston County (34)
    Oakland County (294)
    Saginaw County (14)
    Shiawassee County (25)
    Tuscola County (22)
 
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1Michigan (Genesee County), Fenton — 1834 Clark Dibble Settlement
Near East Ellen Street.
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
2Michigan (Genesee County), Fenton — 1834-Site of First Log House
On West Shiawassee Avenue (Business U.S. 23) at South Adelaide Street (Business U.S. 23), on the left when traveling east on West Shiawassee Avenue.
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
3Michigan (Genesee County), Fenton — 1838 Judge Daniel LeRoy's Law Office
On South Leroy Street at West Shiawassee Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South Leroy Street.
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
4Michigan (Genesee County), Fenton — 1840 Grindstone from Fenton Mills
Near East Ellen Street.
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
5Michigan (Genesee County), Fenton — 1889 A.J. Phillips Work Office
On Mill Street at South Leroy Streeet, on the left when traveling west on Mill Street.
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
6Michigan (Genesee County), Fenton — L437 — Dibbleville
On South Leroy Street 0.3 miles south of Silver Lake Road, on the right when traveling south.
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
7Michigan (Genesee County), Fenton — Dibbleville Business District II
On South Leroy Street at West Shiawassee Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South Leroy Street.
"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
8Michigan (Genesee County), Fenton — L164 — Fenton House
On North Leroy Street at Main Street, on the right when traveling north on North Leroy Street.
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
9Michigan (Genesee County), Fenton — L1387 — Fenton United Methodist Church
On South Leroy Street 0.1 miles south of Silver Lake Road.
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
10Michigan (Genesee County), Fenton — L2058 — Old Prospect Hill Cemetery
Near Davis Street 0.1 miles from W. Shiawassee Ave. when traveling south.
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
11Michigan (Genesee County), Fenton — Riggs Hotel
On South Leroy Street at East Shiawassee Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South Leroy Street.
1837-Riggs Hotel 1900-A.J. Phillips Private Office 1906-A.J. Phillips Library 1987-A.J. Phillips Fenton MuseumMap (db m94732) HM
12Michigan (Genesee County), Fenton — L2019 — Saint Jude's Episcopal Church
On South Leroy Street at East Elizabeth Street, on the left when traveling south on South Leroy Street.
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
 
May. 5, 2021