Sanilac County Cemeteries
Sanilac County

Sanilac County Cemeteries


National Repositories

Before 1900, the largest religious groups in Michigan were the Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran and Roman Catholic churches. Many denominations have gathered their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses to learn where their records are located.


"Sanilac County, Michigan Cemetery Records"
Indexed in 1979 by Mary Lou Bacon. Contains records for Tucker, Evergreen, and Mills Cemeteries.
Source Locations
  • Library of Michigan, F572.S5 B3 1979; Film F572.I63 I55 1979a
  • FHL Film #1311579 item 15
"Cherry Creek Settlement Cemetery (Also known as Rosbury Cemetery)" Indexed 1987 by Irene Church 
Source Locations
  • Library of Michigan, F574.B745 C47 1987
"Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine"
Indexed 1957 - v.39:1,
Source Locations
  • Library of Michigan
"Flint Genealogical Quarterly"
Indexed 1979 by Flint Genealogical Society and Mary Lou Bacon- v. 27:2 and "Sanilac County, Michigan Cemetery Records"
Source Locations
  • Library of Michigan, F572.S5 B3 1979; Film: F572.I63 I55 1979
  • FHL Film #1311579 item 15
"Cemetery Census, Sanilac County, Michigan: Worth Township"
Indexed 1956 by Katherine McClure Roehl
Source Locations
  • Library of Michigan, F572-S5 R6 1956; Film: F572.S7 R7 1965a
"Grave undertakings : Thumb Cemetery recordings, Sanilac County readings"
By Jackie Graves, Sharron Reed, Linda Brown
  • Argyle & Austin Townships
  • Bridgehampton & Delaware Townships
  • Elk Township
  • Elmer, Evergreen, Flynn Townships
  • Forester, Fremont, Greenleaf, LaMotte Townships
  • Lexington Township
  • Maple Valley, Marion Townships
  • Marlette Township
  • Minden, Moore Townships
  • Sanilac Township
  • Speaker, Worth Townships
  • Washington Township
  • Watertown Township
  • Wheatland Township

Source Locations

  • Library of Michigan, F 572 .S5 G73 1996 v.1-14
  • Flint Public Library
  • Sandusky Public Library




Argyle Township Austin Township Bridgehampton Township Buel Township - None
Custer Township - None Delaware Township Elk Township Elmer Township
Evergreen Township Flynn Township Forester Township Fremont Township
Greenleaf Township La Motte Township Lexington Township Maple Valley Township
Marion Township Marlette Township Minden Township Moore Township
Sanilac Township Speaker Township Washington Township Watertown Township
Wheatland Township Worth Township


Argyle Township

Argyle Township Section 22, Ubly Road/M-19, north of Shabbona Rd. - next to Lutheran Cemetery





Lutheran Section 22, off Ubly Road/M-19, north of Shabbona Rd. - next to Argyle Cemetery




Hillside aka Sutherland Section 12, Wheatland Road





Austin Township
Mount Pleasant Section 21, Ubly Road/M-19, north of Cumber Road, Ubly


Township Active
Lutheran (Old) Section 26 - 3\4 mile east of Frieburger Road Lutheran Unknown

According to Clarence Peters, this was the Lutheran Cemetery. The graves were mainly transferred to the Lutheran Cemetery in Argyle Township when the old cemetery was no longer being cared for. A John Real (sp?) was in charge. The transfer was done in the 1930's.

Saint Joseph's & Saint Ignatius Section 27, Freiburger and Cass City Roads, Ubly Religious Unknown


Bridgehampton Township

Mount Zion (Old Greenwood) Section 13, Forester Road, west of Goetze Road Township Inactive
Rosbury / Rasberry / Cherry Creek Section 5, Church Road south of Downington Road, Deckerville Religious Inactive
Tucker Section 20, off Snover and Ruth Roads Township Unknown


Delaware Township

Snay (Delaware) Section 27, Palms Road, west of Maple Grove Road Corporation Unknown
Forestville aka Delaware Section 17, Lakeshore Road/US-25 at Umbert Road Township Unknown
German Burial Ground Section 17, Lakeshore Road/M-25, south of Forestville Unknown Unknown
Kelley aka Kelly Section 32, Lakeshore Road/US-25 and Kelley Road Township Destroyed
Was destroyed when M-25 was moved in from the shore to make way for a road-side park. It is said that a hole was dug and all remaining evidence of the cemetery was buried with no marker.
Linwood Section 14, Bay City-Forestville Road at Schock Road Religious Unknown
Saint John's Catholic Section 7, Bay City-Forestville Road, west of Big Gulley Road, Forestville Religious Unknown
Trinity Lutheran Section 18, Goetz Road, south of Bay City-Forestville Road Religious Unknown
Unknown Section 17, Lakeshore Road/US-25, Forestville Unknown Unknown
Saint John's Lutheran Section 17, Burgess Road, north of Wetzel Road Religious Unknown


Elk Township

Elk Township Section 35, M-19/M-90, Brockway Road, north of Sheridan Line, Peck Township Active
Mount Hope Section 34, Mello Street, south of village of Peck Religious Active



Elmer Township

Hyslop Section 11, Raines Road, east of Isles Road, Sandusky Township Active
Juhl Section 28, Juhl Road, south of French Line Road Religious Active


Evergreen Township

Evergreen Township Section 16, Severence Road west of Decker Road Township Active
Bethany Mennonite Section 35, Deckerville Rd., east of Leslie Rd. beside the Bethany Mennonite Church Religious Unknown


Flynn Township

Omard Section 35, Peck Road, east of Shepherd Road, Brown City Township Unknown


Forester Township

Forester Section 3, Lakeshore Road/US-25, north of Forester Township Active


Fremont Township

Fremont aka Roseburg Section 7, Bricker Road, north of Burns Line, Peck Township Active
Unknown Section 28, west of Kilgore Road, mile north of Comstock off Hayes Unknown


Greenleaf Township

Nichol Section 25, of Cumber Road, east of Germania Road Family Active



LaMotte Township

Johnson Section 12, Arnold Road, south of Mushroom Road Township Active
Moshier aka Mosher Section 18, Van Dyke Road/M-53, north of Snover Road Township Active



Lexington Township

Croswell Village Section 32, Black River Road, south of M-90, in Croswell City Active
Huckins Section 34, off M-90 on private property, east of Wildcat Road Family Inactive
Union aka Old Lexington Section 36, southwest corner of village, Lexington Village Inactive
Monument with names stands
Lexington Village Section 25, Denison Road, in Lexington Village Active
Long Section 11, off County Farm Road, east of Wixson Road Township Unknown
Mount Hope aka Saint Mary's Catholic Section 32, Black River Road, south of Croswell Village Cemetery Religious Active
St. Denis' Section 24, Harrington Road, west of Lakeshore Road/M-25 Religious Unknown


Maple Valley Township

Saint Mary's Section 7, Cade Road, north of Brown City Religious Active
Valley Center Section 26, Salisbury Road, east of Shepherd Road Township Active



Marion Township

East Marion Baptist Church aka Dam Section 25, Shabonna Road, west of Goetz Road, Deckerville Religious Active
Mills Section 10, Maple Grove Road, south of Mills Road and Old Village Township Active
Rusnell Farm Section 18, off Stone Road, west of Ruth Road Unknown Unknown
Wright Section 19, Ruth Road, south of Stone Road Township Active


Marlette Township

Germania Section 11, Miller Road, east of Wood Road Township Active
Hager Section 16, off Butler Road on H.D. Hager Farm, mile south of Reynold's Road Unknown Unknown
Kerr Section 12, off Sullivan Road, south of Aitken Road Township Unknown
Marlette Section 5, Cemetery Road, west of Van Dyke Road/M-53, Marlette City Active
McLeish Section 21, Decker Road, south of Walker Road Township Unknown
Saint Elizabeth's Section 5, Cemetery Road, Marlette Religious Active
Unknown Section 8 Unknown Obliterated
Note this site was not listed on the 1894 or 1906 Atlas of Sanilac County. If you know anything about this cemetery, please contact me


Minden Township

Minden City Section 2, Bay City - Forestville and Parisville Roads, west of Minden Road Village Active
Saint Patrick's aka Palms Section 24, Ridley Road, east of Minden Road, Palms Religious Active


Moore Township

Moore Township Section 31, Moore Road, east of Arnold Road Township Active


Sanilac Township

Hoppenworth aka Pine Hill Section 26, Lakeshore Road/US-25 and Applegate Road, on C. Hoppenworth property Township Unknown
Hubbell Section 8, Washington Road Family Obliterated
Old Ridge Section 32, Ridge Road, mile south of Applegate, on old Derby property Association Unknown
Port Sanilac Section 34, Whitney Drive and Huron Street, Port Sanilac Unknown Unknown
Ridge Section 21, Ridge Road, north of French Line Road Township Unknown
Saint John's Lutheran Section 22, Greening Road, north of French Line Road Religious Active
Saint Mary's Catholic Section 5, M-46, east of State Road Religious Active


Speaker Township

Christian Memorial Section 3, 255 W Sheridan Line, Peck Corporation Active
Immaculate Conception Catholic aka Cemetery of 7 Sorrows Section 28, off Galbraith Line, west of Jordan Roads, Melvin Religious Inctive
Melvin Section 20, Washington Street, in Melvin Township Active
Speaker Township Section 14, off M-19, south of Burns Line Road Township Active
(Old Indian Burial Ground?)
Section 22, M-19, 7970 Brockway Road, north of Galbraith Line Road, Melvin Unknown Mr. Bertram sold the property to Mrs. Krosnicki stating that this was an old Indian Burial Ground.


Washington Township

Lee Section 13, Loree Road, south of Washington Road Township Inactive
Saint Mary's Section 15, Phipps Road, off Washington Road Religious Active
Steckley Section 29, Applegate Road, east of Ruth Road Township Active
Unknown Section 14, Sherman Road, Applegate Unknown Unknown
Washington Township Section 15, Phipps and Washington Road Roads Township Active


Watertown Township

Greenwood Section 8, M-19, south of Wedge Road, Sandusky City of Sandusky Active
Saint Joseph Section 8, M-19, south of Wedge Road, Sandusky. On the north edge of Greenwood Cemetery Religious Active
Zion Section 33, M-19 and Morris Road, south of Applegate Road Township Active


Wheatland Township

Downing Section 36, Range Line Road, north of Downington Road, Deckerville Township Active
Farnsworth Grove Section 27, Stringer Road Unknown Unknown


Worth Township

Bardwell Section 27, off Gardner Line Road, west of Vincent Road Unknown Unknown
Carmen aka Union Christian Section 13, Babcock Road, south of Burns Line Road, Lexington Association Active
Castor aka Papst Section 1, Babcock Road, north of Mortimer Line Road Abandoned Unknown
Diamond aka Stevens Section 1, off Lakeshore Road/M-25, Lexington Unknown Unknown
Lakeview aka Mortimer Line/United Christian Church Section 11, Mortimer Line Road, west of Babcock Road, Lexington Township Inactive
Locke Section 33, off Fisher Road, west of Wildcat Road, Jeddo Family Inactive
Unknown Section 31, Lakeshore Road/M-25, north of Hollister Road Unknown Unknown
Wixson Section 3, Sheridan Line Road, east on Wildcat Road, Croswell Family Inactive
Worth Township aka Sly Section 17, end of Gardner Line at Black River Township Active



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