|19807 Woodward Ave.|
Postal Code: 48203
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Evergreen Cemetery was founded in 1905 by the Evergreen Cemetery Association. It is 7 and ½ miles from the old City Hall in downtown Detroit and was like it's immediate next door neighbor to the north , Woodlawn Cemetery brought into existence to cater to the many immigrants that had flocked into the city. Salesmen actually went door to door selling cemetery plots. The cemetery was in the county at the time of its inception but easy to get to because it was on the main North/South Road i.e., Woodward Ave. In 1905 the cemetery consisted of 50 acres and at its zenith in 1910 had over 240 acres and extended south over 7 mile into what is today Palmer Park. The cemetery today is back to its original size of 2,178.000 square feet or about 50 acres. It is ribbon shaped and narrow. The entrance and office is on Woodward Ave just south of State Street (7 and ½ Mile Road), it is bordered on the North by Woodlawn Cemetery and on the South by Palmer Woods, in the back it currently extends back to Briarcliff road in the Green Acres neighborhood. There is a map of the current Lot system in the cemetery photos on the right to help you find the areas that you are looking for.