The Julia at Belle Meade Cottage Living

Women’s History – The Julia

In recognition of Women's History Month, we honor Julia Mills Morton, a respected teacher in the Texas Township community in the mid 1800's.  The Julia cottage home at Belle Meade bears her name as a tribute to one of our past citizens who was influential in establishing the rural roots of Texas Township.

Julia Mills was born in 1832 and moved to Michigan in 1840. She was educated at the Cedar Park Female Seminary in Schoolcraft, and was a very successful teacher and an accomplished musician. In 1858, she married Owen Morton, the owner of an over 300 acre farm, one of the most valuable farms in Texas Township. Owen Morton was elected Texas Township supervisor in 1878.

At Belle Meade, each of the homes, as well as the 1838 Clubhouse, are named in recognition and honor of the heritage of the Texas Township founders.  Follow us to learn more about Belle Meade and the history of the Texas Corners community.  Contact us today for a tour.

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