Gabriel Richard

Gabriel Richard (HM9NU)

Location: Detroit, MI 48216 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 19.259', W 83° 4.609'

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Father Gabriel Jacques Richard, S. S., (1767-1832) — pastor, educator and public servant — arrived in Detroit in 1798. In 1802 he became the pastor of Ste. Anne Church. He brought a printing press to the area and in 1809 printed Michigan's first newspaper, The Michigan Essay or Impartial Observer. In 1817 Richard and the Reverend John Monteith, a Presbyterian, became the first professors of the University of Michigania, the territory's pioneer educational establishment. Richard also established schools for girls and Indian children. From 1823 to 1825 Richard was Michigan Territory's delegate to the United States Congress. As a delegate, he was instrumental in gaining support for the Territorial Road, which linked Detroit and Chicago, opening Michigan to settlement. He died of cholera on September 13, 1832.
HM NumberHM9NU
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberS0464
Year Placed1985
Placed ByState of Michigan
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 9:27pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 328866 N 4687504
Decimal Degrees42.32098333, -83.07681667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 19.259', W 83° 4.609'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 19' 15.54" N, 83° 4' 36.54" W
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Area Code(s)313, 248, 586
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2663-2699 Howard St, Detroit MI 48216, US
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