Welcome to Wixom Cemetery
The Wixom Cemetery is located on the northwest corner of N. Wixom and W. Maple Roads in Wixom, Michigan. The gently rolling landscape is enclosed with an iron fence and marked with a victorian era arch. The grounds contain several family monuments, fieldstone headstones with various carvings, and granite markers, some of which date back to the 19th century. Visit the cemetery daily from 8:00 a.m. to dusk.
The Wixom Cemetery originated as the South Commerce Burial Ground. In 1838, Wixom pioneer Alonzo Sibley (1810-1896) donated an acre of land for a cemetery purposes immediately south of his home. Sibley was the first president of the future Village of Wixom as well as the first president of the Burial Society. The cemetery has historical significance as the final resting place of Wixom’s earliest pioneer settlers including Ahijah Wixom (1794-1855), after whom the Village took its name, and Reverend Samuel Wire (1786-1870), pastor of the First Free Will Baptist Church from 1853 to 1860. On October 23, 1987 the South Commerce Burying Ground (Wixom Cemetery) was listed in the State Register of Historic Places as Michigan Historic Site No. 1464.
Let us assist you with:
- Burial arrangements
- Locating interred individuals
- Planning your cemetery needs
- Gathering genealogical information
49045 Pontiac Trail
Wixom, MI 48393
Ph: (248) 624-4557
Fx: (248) 624-0863