Sandy Creek Settlement

Sandy Creek Settlement (HMI3V)

Location: Monroe, MI 48162 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 55.152', W 83° 20.087'

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Joseph Porlier Benac, Sandy Creek's first settler, was granted a tract of land here by the Potawatomi Indians Aug. 3, 1780. By the time of the War of 1812, sixteen homes lined the banks of the creek.

Retreating Indians swept through the settlement after the defeat of the British and Indians at the first Battle of the River Raisin, Jan. 18, 1813. Angered by the pro-American remarks of Jean Solo and Rene LaBeau, these Indians shot them. LaBeau's frightened young children ran two and a half miles to the River Raisin, seeking the protection of the American army. The Americans ordered the Sandy Creek settlement abandoned and it never was completely rebuilt.
HM NumberHMI3V
Placed ByMonroe County Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 3:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 306388 N 4643441
Decimal Degrees41.91920000, -83.33478333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 55.152', W 83° 20.087'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 55' 9.12" N, 83° 20' 5.22" W
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Area Code(s)734
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2863-2903 State Park Rd, Monroe MI 48162, US
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