Elmwood Cemetery

Elmwood Cemetery (HMEFG)

Location: Detroit, MI 48207 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 20.734', W 83° 1.075'

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Michigan Registered Historic Site

In 1846 when this was a farm on the outskirts of Detroit, a group of gentlemen formed a corporation and purchased the land for use as a public cemetery. The trustees patterned the grounds after Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and utilized the ideas of famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Parent's Creek, renamed Bloody Run after the battle fought between Pontiac and the British in 1763, serves as the focus in the informal country garden landscape. Albert and Octavius Jordon designed the handsome Gothic Revival Chapel, which opened for services in 1856. The chapel's limestone walls blend into the natural ravine and tree-lined paths. Famous people buried here include General Russell Alger, geologist Douglass Houghton, and Territorial Governor Lewis Cass.
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker Number453
Year Placed1976
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 12:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 333784 N 4690117
Decimal Degrees42.34556667, -83.01791667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 20.734', W 83° 1.075'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 20' 44.04" N, 83° 1' 4.50" W
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Area Code(s)313
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200 Robert Bradby Dr, Detroit MI 48207, US
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