LaPlaisance Bay Settlement

LaPlaisance Bay Settlement (HMICP)

Location: Monroe, MI 48161 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 52.318', W 83° 23.315'

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When the War of 1812 began, LaPlaisance Bay settlement consisted of 14 homes along the creek. Medard LaBadie, considered a hero for his participation in the Battles of the River Raisin and those at Fort Meigs and Thames, was a French settler here.

Here the American Army came onshore after its march on ice covered Lake Erie from the Maumee River to the River Raisin. Jan. 18, 1813, after stopping to eat lunch and organize, the army successfully attacked the British and Indian positions at Frenchtown.

Monroe's first deep-water harbor developed from improvements begun here in 1826 by the LaPlaisance Bay Harbor Company and later the federal government.
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceTown
Marker TypeHistoric District
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Placed ByMonroe County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 7:12pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 301780 N 4638319
Decimal Degrees41.87196667, -83.38858333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 52.318', W 83° 23.315'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 52' 19.0800" N, 83° 23' 18.9000" W
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Area Code(s)734
Can be seen from road?Yes
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2001-2019 Park St, Monroe MI 48161, US
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