Forest Hill Cemetery (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

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Forest Hill Cemetery entrance, Observatory St.

Forest Hill Cemetery in Ann Arbor, Michigan is a 65-acre (260,000 m2) cemetery founded in 1857. A civil engineer named James L. Glenn designed the cemetery in the rural or garden style popular in the second half of the 19th century. The cemetery's main gate was designed by James Morwick in the Gothic Revival style. Gordon W. Lloyd, a leading architect based in Detroit, Michigan, designed the cemetery's gatehouse and sexton's residence, also in the Gothic Revival style.[1][2][3]

In 1859 Dr. Benajah Ticknor was the first person to be buried in Forest Hill. Ticknor had been a surgeon in the U.S. Navy and the owner of property now known as Cobblestone Farm in Ann Arbor.[1][2]

Prior to the establishment of the cemetery, Chi Psi fraternity built the nation's first fraternity building (a hunting lodge) on the site, in 1849.[3]

Notable persons interred at Forest Hill[edit]

Bo Schembechler grave
Soldiers and Sailors memorial, 1914

Coordinates: 42°16′39.9″N 83°43′49.8″W / 42.277750°N 83.730500°W / 42.277750; -83.730500


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  5. ^ Burdette, Dwight (10 September 2010). "English: Ted Heusel grave, Ann Arbor radio personality and Board of Education president, Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor Michigan". Retrieved 12 April 2018 – via Wikimedia Commons.
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  7. ^ Burdette, Dwight (13 September 2010). "English: Eugene Barnum Power grave, Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Power was the founder of University Microfilms and a regent of the University of Michigan". Retrieved 12 April 2018 – via Wikimedia Commons.

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