Monroe County Since 1817

Monroe County Since 1817 (HMIDI)

Location: Monroe, MI 48161 Monroe County
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N 41° 54.895', W 83° 23.81'

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Monroe County was established in July, 1817, as one of the first steps in the organization of Michigan Territory after the War of 1812.

Then the old settlement of Frenchtown which centered upon this square took the name of Monroe and became the county seat, September, 1817.

At first Monroe County included the lands now Lenawee and Washtenaw Counties. After the latter were established Lenawee was attached to Monroe County for administration, 1822-1826.

Controversy over the country's southern boundary culminated in the bloodless Michigan-Ohio war 1835-36. In settlement the U.S. Congress gave to Ohio Monroe County lands that became Toledo. Michigan in return obtained its Upper Peninsula.
Placed ByMonroe County Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 3:38am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 301229 N 4643107
Decimal Degrees41.91491667, -83.39683333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 54.895', W 83° 23.81'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 54' 53.70" N, 83° 23' 48.60" W
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Area Code(s)734
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 94-128 E 1st St, Monroe MI 48161, US
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