Royal Oak Township Cemetery

Registered Site L1967

Royal Oak Township Cemetery

In 1826 Daniel Burrows donated land for use as a cemetery. The first burial was the infant daughter or Laura Swift Chase and David Chase, who later served as township supervisor and a delegate to the "Convention of Assent" for Michigan statehood. In 1857 it was taken over by the Royal Oak Township Board of Health. The cemetery contains the remains of veterans of all U.S. wars from the American Revolution through the Vietnam War as well as pioneers and prominent citizens. A boulder in Section J gives the names of township residents who died in the Civil War and World War I. Integrated since the beginning, this cemetery has been owned and maintained by the city of Royal Oak since 1921.
photo of Royal Oak Township Cemetery

Opposite side of the marker is Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery (L1968)
Erected 1998

Location: Main Street South of 12 Mile
Royal Oak, Oakland County

Civil War

Latitude: 42.501140, Longitude: -83.144249

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