On the intersection of Mound Road and 31 Mile Road, three-and-a-half miles southwest of Romeo in Macomb County, lies something called "Thoringtonville."

The only things that prove there was once some sort of a community here, is the Brabb Cemetery and an old one-room schoolhouse --- still standing, but probably not for long. Both have been around since the late 1800's.

Thoringtonville is a little isolated countryside area, surrounded by gravel pits, thriving communities and towns. The isolation of this place is somewhat odd, considering in most directions there are closeby communities, towns, subdivisions and shopping centers.

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The lone old schoolhouse is probably trying to tell us some kind of history & background. No notations or mentions of it anywhere.....the 'town' isn't even listed as a Michigan ghost town, former lumber town, mining town...nothing.

The land that contains the old schoolhouse and cemetery was owned by a person by the name of Mary Thorington; this chunk of land was part of a larger piece of land, owned by C.C Thorington. So obviously, this area was named after them...but it doesn't seem that it was ever an "official" town.

Sounding like it should belong in a scary movie, the peculiarly-named "Brabb" Cemetery may hold some kind of clue, if you want to wander through the graves for names of former townfolk.

In the meantime, look at the pictures below, mostly of the old one-room schoolhouse that still stands as a lonesome reminder of what once may have been there.


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