Moravian Road

Moravian Road (HM1LWR)

Location: Charter Township of Clinton, MI 48036 Macomb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 34.137', W 82° 56.288'

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In 1782 marauding American militia massacred nearly one hundred Christian Delaware Indians at their village in eastern Ohio. Seeking refuge, the Delaware settled on the Clinton River two and one-half miles north of here, on land granted by the Chippewa. In time the settlement numbered over one hundred, ministered to by the Moravian missionaries. This highway, the first interior road in Michigan, was laid out in the winter of 1785-86 to connect the village with the fort at Detroit, twenty-three miles away. At the close of the American Revolution the Chippewa withdrew their land grant, and in April, 1786, the mission was closed. Some of the members returned to Ohio and others moved to Canada.
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberS142
Year Placed1972
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 17th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 340923 N 4714769
Decimal Degrees42.56895000, -82.93813333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 34.137', W 82° 56.288'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 34' 8.22" N, 82° 56' 17.28" W
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Area Code(s)586
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 37000-37034 Moravian Dr, Charter Township of Clinton MI 48036, US
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