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Oakridge Cemetery (Marshall)

  • Phone:
  • 269-781-5163
  • Address:
  • 900 South Marshall Avenue 49068
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Description:

Developed in 1839, the Oakridge Cemetery property is the second oldest operating cemetary in Michigan. Michigan's first U.S. Respresentative, Issac Crary; Michigan's first female Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Mary Coleman; the innovators of the Michigan school system, Crary and Abner Pratt; and an escaped slave whose friends and protectors lawsuit helped to cause the Fugitive Slave Act of 1856, (which caused the Civil War) Adam Crosswhite are all buried here. A self-guided walking tour is available at the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce.

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