Henry Ford Birthplace

Henry Ford Birthplace (HMLZW)

Location: Dearborn, MI 48126 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 19.714', W 83° 11.669'

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At this intersection stood the home in which Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863. The farm house was owned by Ford's parents, William and Mary Ford, and in 1944 it was moved to Greenfield Village. In a space of less than ten years at the beginning of this century, the founder of Ford Motor Company developed three separate and distinct concepts, any of which would have assured him an honored niche in history. He designed and built the Model T Ford car, "the car that put the world on wheels." He inaugurated the moving automotive assembly line and developed the process of mass production on which modern industry is based. By instituting a five-dollar wage for an eight-hour day, he promulgated a new economic concept that opened the door to mass distribution. Henry Ford was also a pioneer in the field of aviation and in the development of the farm tractor.
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series, and the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series.
Marker Number236
Year Placed1963
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 2:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 319191 N 4688589
Decimal Degrees42.32856667, -83.19448333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 19.714', W 83° 11.669'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 19' 42.84" N, 83° 11' 40.14" W
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Area Code(s)313, 734
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7601-7649 Greenfield Rd, Dearborn MI 48126, US
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