The Walker/Wixom Tavern

The Walker/Wixom Tavern (HM1LFQ)

Location: Farmington, MI 48335 Oakland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 28.066', W 83° 25.173'

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The first country inn in Farmington was the log home of Solomon Walker, opened in 1827. A gala celebration was held there for New Year's Eve 1828, followed by the first Township meeting in 1829. East of his log house Walker built a Greek Revival frame tavern which Nathan Philbrick purchased. He, in turn, sold it to Robert Wixom, Jr. who enlarged the building. There was a fancy ballroom and carpets graced the floors. Sarah Wixom cooked and the stagecoach stopped there.
The stagecoach era ended, and the inn reverted to a residence, fell into disrepair and was torn down after 1910.
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Date Added Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 301087 N 4704550
Decimal Degrees42.46776667, -83.41955000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 28.066', W 83° 25.173'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 28' 3.96" N, 83° 25' 10.38" W
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Area Code(s)248
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 37901 Grand River Ave, Farmington MI 48335, US
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