A Nankin Pioneer

A Nankin Pioneer (HMMJM)

Location: Garden City, MI 48135 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 20.19', W 83° 20.773'

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On May 10, 1825, Marcus Swift, from Palmyra, N. Y., bought the northwest corner of Section 11 in Nankin Township from the United States government. He was the first to own land now part of Garden City. The Swift family's log cabin overlooked the River Rouge, a few rods from this site. The area was a dense hardwood forest. On May 28, 1827, Swift was elected the first supervisor of Bucklin, which consisted of the present Redford, Dearborn, Livonia, and Nankin townships and had a population of less than 500, not including a few Indians. Swift was appointed Justice of the Peace by Governor Lewis Cass in 1828. He was also a Methodist circuit rider and a vociferous opponent of slavery.
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberL0041
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 5:18am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 306713 N 4689804
Decimal Degrees42.33650000, -83.34621667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 20.19', W 83° 20.773'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 20' 11.40" N, 83° 20' 46.38" W
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Area Code(s)734, 248
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6785 Sunset St, Garden City MI 48135, US
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