Historic Crossroad

Historic Crossroad (HM1DP5)

Location: Monroe, MI 48161 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 54.983', W 83° 23.869'

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From the earliest days of Michigan settlement this corner has witnessed travel of many sorts signaling important events in the history of Michigan.

East lies Monroe's port on Lake Erie where waves of immigrant traffic came from New England by ship in the early eighteen hundreds and adventured west in covered wagons.
During the earliest days of settlement an Indian trail led to the Maumee River at Maumee. It became a military road in 1812. Later, when Toledo was founded, southward traffic flowed to the new city, pioneering the way for the great highways of today.
North the trails, and the roads as they developed, led to Detroit. Stagecoach lines developed in the eighteen thirties north and south past this crossroad and west to Chicago. The Raisin River was first forded by travelers in the vicinity of the present bridge. A toll bridge was built in 1819. It was carried away by a flood March 6, 1832. The present bridge was completed in July, 1929.
HM NumberHM1DP5
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 8:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 301152 N 4643272
Decimal Degrees41.91638333, -83.39781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 54.983', W 83° 23.869'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 54' 58.98" N, 83° 23' 52.14" W
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Area Code(s)734
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-85 W Front St, Monroe MI 48161, US
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