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By Joel Seewald, November 10, 2016
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Michigan (Wayne County), Canton — A Ford Village Industry in Cherry Hill Village
At Cherry Hill Village, Henry Ford did something different. In front of you, at the southwest corner of Cherry Hill and Ridge Roads, was one of his "village industries," small factory sites which produced Ford parts with special local . . . — Map (db m99544) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Canton — Bartlett Travis House
The Barlett[sic]-Travis house embodies three distinct architectural periods of S.E. Michigan. Donated to Canton in 1988, it was moved to this site in 1989 and restoration began in earnest in 1993. In 2002, the house was completed and opened to the . . . — Map (db m99712) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Canton — L719 — Canton Center School
This one-room schoolhouse was constructed in 1884 by Hargreaze Sittlington. The school's arches and raised brickwork may have been modeled after the 1882 Cherry Hill United Methodist Church. . . . — Map (db m100136) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Canton — Canton Pioneer Home
In the late 1820's, pioneers began settling the Cherry Hill area of Canton, following an Indian trail - a high, sandy and dry ridge that once was the beach of an Ice Age Lake, which today is known as Ridge Rd. In 1827 Hugh Clyde received a . . . — Map (db m99892) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Canton — Cherry Hill Cemetery Settlers, Soldiers, and Statesmen
Walking among the headstones of Canton's pioneer families, one cannot escape their contribution to American history. You see the Hustons, the Lewises, the Gills, and veterans from every war, beginning with the War of 1812 through modern . . . — Map (db m99580) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Canton — Cherry Hill Cemetery

1828 - Granted from the U.S. government

1867 - Property deeded to trustees as a burial ground

1905 - Cherry Hill Cemetery Association was formed.

Managed by the Cherry Hill Cemetery Association as a non-profit . . . — Map (db m99585) HM

Michigan (Wayne County), Canton — Cherry Hill Inn An Enduring Landmark
This beautiful Italianate-style Inn was built by Abner Hitchcock in 1866 on speculation that a railroad spur would come through Cherry Hill and travelers would need a place to stay. The railroad never came, and Hitchcock lost the building . . . — Map (db m99509) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Canton — L1638 — Cherry Hill School
In 1876 this Italianate schoolhouse replaced a log school, built in 1836 and known officially as Canton Fractional No. 1 School. In 1944, Henry Ford, who operated a small factory in Cherry Hill, paid for an addition to this building, as well as for . . . — Map (db m99506) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Canton — L829 — Cherry Hill United Methodist Church
When this pioneer church was organized in 1834, it was one of ten served by circuit rider Marcus Swift of the Detroit Methodist Conference. In 1848, its members raised $600 to build their first church, which served the community for thirty-four . . . — Map (db m99505) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Canton — Cherry Hill Village Community at the Crossroads
Cherry Hill Village originated in the 1830s at the crossroads of Cherry Hill and Ridge Roads. As the economic and social center for the area, local families came here to trade at the general store, to pick up mail, to get shoes for . . . — Map (db m99621) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Canton — Farming in Canton The Sweet Corn Capitol of Michigan
Canton's loamy soil was a natural draw to the region's settlers. From 1825 to the 1960s farming was the main vocation in Canton. At first, self-sustaining farms provided the only food and income for a family. By the 1920s, automobiles, . . . — Map (db m99847) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Canton — Palmer Shed
This shed, built in the 1830's was donated by Richard and Joan Palmer, from their family farm which was located on the south side of Warren Rd., between Beck and Ridge Roads. This farm was land granted by the U.S. Government to Arunah . . . — Map (db m99884) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Canton — Preservation Park
In 1989, the Bartlett Travis house was relocated to this site from Warren and Canton Center and in 1993, restoration commenced. After a complete restoration it was dedicated to the community in 2002. In 1995, the Canton Historical Society built a . . . — Map (db m99893) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Canton — The Historic Cady Barn
Dedicated to The Canton Community October 2006 as The Cady - Boyer Barn Originally built before the Civil War, this barn was enlarged and remodeled in 1908 by Aruna Cady, son of one of Canton's first pioneering families. This Barn has been . . . — Map (db m99891) HM

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