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Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Michigan's Tribute to Kentucky

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
1. Michigan's Tribute to Kentucky Marker
Inscription.
This Monument is dedicated to the
Memory of the heroes who
Lost their lives in our country's defense,
in the
Battle and Massacre of the River Raisin,
January 22nd, and 23rd, 1813.

 
Erected 1904 by The State of Michigan.
 
Location. 41° 54.657′ N, 83° 24.149′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of South Monroe Street and West 7th Street on South Monroe Street. Click for map. This historic marker is located several (seven) blocks south of the River Raisin, just south of the downtown business district, on the major north-south thoroughfare of the community. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe MI 48161, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial Place (a few steps from this marker); Historical Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); Doctor Eduard Dorsch (approx. 0.4 miles away); Monroe's Soldiers (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Monroe County Since 1817 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Editor Ellis, 1825 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Whipping Post (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Monroe.
 
More about this marker.
Michigan's Tribute to Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
2. Michigan's Tribute to Kentucky Marker
It might be of interest to note that this historical marker is located at an early community cemetery, but at first glance it is easy to miss this feature because initially the gravestone markers are not noticed. However, if one walks a short distance behind the monument you will begin to notice gravestones (many dating back to the mid-1800s) that are horizontal and flat to the surface, rather than vertical.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Frenchtown. This web link is published and made available by "Friends of the River Raisin Battlefield." (Submitted on July 19, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesHeroesWar of 1812
 
Michigan's Tribute to Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
3. Michigan's Tribute to Kentucky Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 966 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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