Maple Lane Cemetery

Maple Lane Cemetery

From 1838 to 1970 the Maple Lane Manor was a home provided by the County for the Aged. At least 85 of those who died at the manor are buried in this cemetery on the Maple Lane Farm.

A.k.a. The Lenawee County Asylum for the Poor: “On March 25, 1836, the board of supervisors purchased…land to be used for the purpose of establishing a poor-house in said County of Lenawee. The increase in the population in this locality, the incoming of new families, the infirmities of age and the unfortunate condition of some persons who had become a charge upon the public, led to the establishment of an institution within the county, to be maintained at public expense, called the Infirmary, … as a home for aged, decrepit and indigent persons. Inmates who are able to work are employed on the farm, or in caring for stock and “choring” on the premises. Good, wholesome and substantial food is provided in abundance, as is also comfortable and seasonable clothing and volunteer ministers from various churches in the county supply the spiritual needs.”

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