Mount Avon Cemetery

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 a statue of Billy Yank was erected in memory of Oakland County's Civil War Veterans.
photo of Mount Avon Cemetery

Registered Site L0710
Erected 1993

Location: 2nd at Wilcox St.
Rochester, Oakland County

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Latitude: 42.67809, Longitude: -83.1405

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