Sutherland - Wilson Farm Historical

Sutherland - Wilson Farm Historical (HM1Y1E)

Location: Ann Arbor, MI 48108 Washtenaw County
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N 42° 11.995', W 83° 44.442'

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In the 1850s, Langford (1802-1865) and Lydia (1806-1892) Sutherland replaced their small log cabin with this Greek Revival house. Farm buildings from that era were built from locally harvested hand-hewn timber and hand-cut stones gathered from nearby fields. Here the Sutherlands raised horses, sheep, dairy and beef cattle. oxen, pigs and crops including buckwheat, clover seed, wheat, corn, hay and oats. Other goods produced by the farm included Irish potatoes, butter, wool and cheese. Descendants of Langford and Lydia lived here and farmed the land for more that 150 years. The Sutherland-Wilson Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.

Side 2
When Langford and Lydia Sutherland moved here from Ontario County, New York, in 1832, they had a log cabin and farmed 160 acres. Four of their eight children attended the Sutherland School; their son Tobias and his son Ernest both taught there. During the 1990s, most of the acreage was sold for development by the last family members to live here, Harold and Mary Wilson. The remaining 4.6 acres were acquired by Pittsfield Charter Township in 2000 with a deed restriction to be known as the Sutherland-Wilson Farm Museum. In partnership with the Pittsfield Historical Society, restoration of the barn, house and outbuildings began
in 2002. Barn restoration was completed in 2007.
HM NumberHM1Y1E
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed2014
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission-Michigan Historical Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 273725 N 4675609
Decimal Degrees42.19991667, -83.74070000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 11.995', W 83° 44.442'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 11' 59.7" N, 83° 44' 26.52" W
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Area Code(s)734, 586
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 765 W Textile Rd, Ann Arbor MI 48108, US
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