Old Hull Road

Old Hull Road (HMI3L)

Location: Monroe, MI 48162 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 55.661', W 83° 21.305'

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General Hull's army hewed out of the wilderness the first Michigan road when it advanced from the River Raisin to Detroit at the beginning of the War of 1812.
In Monroe the original crossing of the river by Hull's Army was at a ford near the present Winchester bridge.
North of Monroe, Hull's road followed an old Indian trail which is now the course of M-56, long known as the Old Dixie, which courses the shore line of Lake Erie and which, northwest of Oldport runs into the Old River Road, thence into Jefferson Avenue, Detroit.
Hull's army engineers were the first to bridge the Huron River in anticipation of the movement to Detroit of men and supplies from Monroe where a quartermaster depot had been established.
HM NumberHMI3L
Placed ByMonroe County Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 4:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 304730 N 4644429
Decimal Degrees41.92768333, -83.35508333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 55.661', W 83° 21.305'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 55' 39.66" N, 83° 21' 18.30" W
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Area Code(s)734
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1958 N Dixie Hwy, Monroe MI 48162, US
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