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Photo of Mount Avon Cemetery
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 statue of "Billy Yank" was erected in memory of Oakland County's Civil War veterans.

Added by: Jack Vander-Schrier
11/26/2003

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