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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Franklin, Michigan
Location of Franklin, Michigan
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In 1827 Elijah Bullock, one of the founders of the Stoughton Bullock Settlement (renamed Franklin in 1828), set aside land for a burial ground. This parcel, known as "the Old Plat," is in the southeast corner of the cemetery. The . . . — — Map (db m98761) HM|
|"United Methodist in Affiliation
Ecumenical in spirit"
The first Franklin village church was organized in 1840 by Reverend Laban Smith. A building was constructed on German Mill Street and dedicated in 1863.
This santuary was dedicated . . . — — Map (db m98770) HM|
|Founded in 1824-25, Franklin received its present name in 1828. First postmaster was Dr. Ebenezer Raynale, state legislator and physician. The William Huston store, opened in 1830, was the forerunner of a business center that later included the . . . — — Map (db m98766) HM|
|Michigan's Territorial Council passed a law in 1827 requiring every township with fifty or more inhabitants to establish a school. Thus, the following year, the first school in Southfield Township was erected in Franklin Village. Sophie Gotie taught . . . — — Map (db m98767) HM|
|The Kregers were descendents of early Franklin settlers who lived on this farm when it was located on Scenic Drive. The buildings were relocated here on December 18, 2008 and restored through the efforts of Franklin Villagers. — — Map (db m98771) HM|
|In 1962, Robert E. Cornillie had a vision to transform this 6 acres into what is now known as the Franklin Community Association Grounds. Through his hard work and dedication to the Village this park was created to be enjoyed by Village residents . . . — — Map (db m98773) HM|