Sheldon's Corners

Registered Site L1238

Sheldon's Corners

Timothy and Rachael Sheldon moved here from New York state in the early 1820s, after the Chicago Road (now US 12) was surveyed. The first people to purchase land in the area, they built an inn near here in 1825. In 1830 Timothy became postmaster of the area's post office. Eventually the settlement of Sheldon's Corners supported a log schoolhouse, two general stores, two churches, a cobbler and a blacksmith. In 1834 this area became part of the Township of Canton.
photo of Sheldon

Erected 1987

Location: Michigan Avenue and Sheldon Rd
Canton, Wayne County

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Latitude: 42.2747466, Longitude: -83.4755533

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