Colonel John Francis Hamtramck

Colonel John Francis Hamtramck (HM1MDH)

Location: Hamtramck, MI 48212 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 23.397', W 83° 3.175'

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John Francis Hamtramck was a native of Canada who dedicated his life to the new American nation. Born in 1756, Hamtramck fought in the American Revolution. He distinguished himself during and after the war fighting both Indian and British forces. In 1787 he was made commander of Post Vincennes in the Illinois Territory. There Major Hamtramck was instrumental in negotiating a peace treaty with area Indians.

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In 1793 Hamtramck was named lieutenant colonel in the forces led by General Anthony Wayne. The next year, Hamtramck was cited for bravery in Wayne's decisive victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. In 1796 Hamtramck, a newly appointed colonel, was further honored when he was given command of the fort at Detroit which had previously been in British hands. Except for two years, he remained there until his death in 1803. In 1798, one of the four townships in Wayne County was named for this military hero.
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberS252
Year Placed1976
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 331020 N 4695114
Decimal Degrees42.38995000, -83.05291667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 23.397', W 83° 3.175'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 23' 23.82" N, 83° 3' 10.5" W
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Area Code(s)313
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8612-8710 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck MI 48212, US
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