Historic River Raisin

Historic River Raisin (HMH8R)

Location: Monroe, MI 48161 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 55.061', W 83° 23.816'

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"Remember the River Raisin" became a national battle cry in the War of 1812 after settlers and Kentucky soldiers were massacred by Indians on the river's banks in violation of protection promised by the British,

The stream here was the center of a sturdy French - American settlement which took form 1780 - 86.

In the period of controversy after the War of Independence and until 1794 British - Canadian authorities sought to establish the River Raisin as the international boundary and thus to retain possession of Michigan and control of the Great Lakes.

Indians called the stream "Numasepee," or River of Sturgeon. French settlers changed the name to "Riviere aux Raisins" which means River of Grapes. Early records tell of great masses of wild grapes which festooned the trees along its banks.
HM NumberHMH8R
Placed ByMonroe County Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 7:12am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 301229 N 4643415
Decimal Degrees41.91768333, -83.39693333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 55.061', W 83° 23.816'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 55' 3.66" N, 83° 23' 48.96" W
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Area Code(s)734
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9 S Monroe St, Monroe MI 48161, US
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