Greenwood Cemetery is located at
4350 Cemetery Road, Fowlerville, MI 48836
"This cemetery lies about a mile west and north of the Village of Fowlerville, Michigan in Handy Township and contains most of the pioneer families of the area.
The cemetery is divided into two areas: The Original Sections and the New Sections. The original plot contains sections "A" and "B" and the Civil War Monument. All the re-burials from the "Old" cemetery are here...
The new part contains sections 1 through 9.
There are two modern Veteran's Plots located at the head of Section 3 and in Section 5. A designated Babyland lot is in Section 9.
The Mausoleum is in the corner of Section 1, with the entrance directly from Cemetery Road.
-Excerpt taken from Greenwood and Mount Olivet Cemeteries Fowlerville, Michigan Transcribed Records Compiled by
Milton Charboneau, Livingston County Genealogical Society, Howell, Michigan, 1985
The Sextons - Greenwood Cemetery History
Over the years there have been several sextons. Field, Shorman, Ott "Mickey" McDaniel served until 1959. The office of the cemetery had been in the cottage building earlier but during McDaniel's time, the office was moved into the mausoleum. Wayne Eaton served as sexton until 1962 with Grant DeForest serving until 1968.
There have been many sextons carrying on the the duties of caretaker of the cemetery grounds since the late 1960s.
The present sexton is Cathy Elliott. She and the team members of the Department of Public Works for the Village of Fowlerville maintain the grounds and buildings in Greenwood cemetery. The cemetery office is located in the Village Municipal Offices at 213 South Grand Avenue.
Greenwood Cemetery CM Search
The cemetery records are maintained and filed at the Village of Fowlerville Municipal Offices. Though many of the original documents, including historical archives, have been replicated for genealogical sites, the burial records information is available at the link above. Simply use the link to search by last name and specify by first name and initial (if applicable) in the list of results. If you have any questions or wish to delve deeper into any searches, please consider contacting the office staff at the Village of Fowlerville Municipal Offices, the Greenwood Cemetery Sexton, the Livingston County Genealogical Society, or Seeking Michigan. All persons involved, whether it is staff members for Greenwood Cemetery or the volunteer and directors of outside resources in genealogy, are diligent in their efforts to bring history forward to share with those with queries in lineage, descendents and ancestors.
Greenwood Cemetery Rules & Regulations
This link provides for the Rules and Regulations accepted by the Department of Public Works Committee for Village Council approval and adopted by the Fowlerville Village Council on February 28, 2011. Please use the Rules and Regulations in the link, also posted on signage in Greenwood Cemetery and available in print at the Village of Fowlerville Municipal Offices, as a reference guide for the decorating and maintenance of grave sites and markers.
Greenwood Spring/Fall Foundation Request
All markers, stones and monuments intended for installation at Greenwood Cemetery require a foundation, also known as a footing. Typically, the measurements of the base of the selected and purchased marker/stone are needed to determine the size and cost of the foundation. The link provides for the request that is submitted for each foundation for installment in Spring or Fall. Please note that the deadlines for all requests and full payments must be received by the Village of Fowlerville Municipal Offices by March 15th for the Spring and by September 15th for the Fall foundation pouring.
Prices for Burial Rights and Site Preparation:
Local VFW Post
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6464 is located at 215 Veterans Drive, Fowlerville, Michigan. For more information about their services and organization, please use the link or call 517-223-9842.
National Cemetery Administration- U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker for the unmarked grave of any deceased eligible Veteran in any cemetery around the world, regardless of their date of death. The Village of Fowlerville Municipal Offices and Greenwood Sexton work hand-in-hand to accommodate family wishes in honoring their veterans and military members. For memorial headstones and markers that commemorate the memory of an eligible individual, the applicant must be a member of the decedent’s family. To start an application for a veteran/military marker, please use the link above, contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs through the nearest regional office, email or call 1-800-697-6947.
Note: There is no charge for the headstone or marker itself through the Department of Veterans Affairs, however arrangements for placing it in a private cemetery, such as Greenwood Cemetery, are the applicant's responsibility and all setting fees are at private expense. Please submit a foundation request to the Village of Fowlerville Municipal Offices after finalizing the VA marker request.