Freedom Acres
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member The D Zone
N 42° 29.087 W 083° 21.158
17T E 306641 N 4706285
Quick Description: Located on the south side of 11 mile road to east of Orchard Lake Road.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 3/25/2012 3:49:39 PM
Waymark Code: WME2EX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 5

Long Description:
Upon this land, for 100 years, lived descendents of slaves who fled the south before the Civil War.

Aaron and Ellen Wilson came from Virginia to Farmington via the Underground Railroad in the early 1850's. Going on to Canada, they became Canadian citizens to secure their freedom. After the Civil War they returned to Farmington, where "people had been so friendly," to make their home. Here four generations were respected members of the community, the only black family in Farmington, including Claude Wilson, a grandson, the first black deputy sheriff of Oakland County and Wellington Hullm, known for years as Pete, the TV Man.
Group that erected the marker: Farmington Hills Historical Commission

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Farmington Hills, MI USA

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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