Brighton Village Cemetery

Brighton Village Cemetery (HM216Z)

Location: Brighton, MI 48116 Livingston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 31.884', W 83° 46.965'

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The Brighton Village Cemetery began as a burial ground for the family of William A. Clark, D.D., an Episcopal minister from New York City, who settled with his family in Brighton Township in 1837. Clark acquired many acres of land, which he farmed. He owned and operated several sawmills. In his will, he donated approximately four acres of land to the village for a cemetery and set aside one acre for church, on which St. Paul's Episcopal Church was built.

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The earliest burial in the Brighton Village Cemetery was that of Truman Worden, who died in 1837. Among the prominent citizens buried here are Michigan Governor Kinsley Bingham. In addition, merchants, physicians, attorneys, carpenters, educators, and 30 Civil War veterans are interred in the cemetery. Of the 571 graves, representing 154 families, 99 are for children under 10, a reminder of the hardships faced by early Michiganians.
HM NumberHM216Z
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed2000
Placed ByMichigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 271458 N 4712532
Decimal Degrees42.53140000, -83.78275000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 31.884', W 83° 46.965'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 31' 53.04" N, 83° 46' 57.9" W
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Area Code(s)810, 313, 586, 517, 248,
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8714 Millpond Trail, Brighton MI 48116, US
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