Mount Avon Cemetery

Mount Avon Cemetery (HM28M5)

Location: Rochester, MI 48307 Oakland County
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N 42° 40.688', W 83° 8.465'

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In 1826, Mount Avon became the first officially platted cemetery in Oakland County. The "Old Ground" or "Historic Acre" contains headstones dating from 1817, the year the earliest settlers arrived in the area. Members of the Graham family, Rochester's founders, are buried in Mount Avon, including James Graham (1818-1839), thought to be the first white child born in the county. In 1911 a statue of "Billy Yank" was erected in memory of Oakland County's Civil War veterans.
HM NumberHM28M5
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed1993
Placed ByBureau of History, Michigan Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 324572 N 4727295
Decimal Degrees42.67813333, -83.14108333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 40.688', W 83° 8.465'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 40' 41.28" N, 83° 8' 27.9" W
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Area Code(s)248, 586
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Veteran's Dr, Rochester MI 48307, US
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