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

The Ten Eyck Tavern

 
 
The Ten Eyck Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., June 29, 2010
1. The Ten Eyck Tavern Marker
Inscription. Conrad Ten Eyck (1782-1847) built a famous tavern in 1826 about 300 feet west of this marker--the first resting place of travelers, one day's trip west of Detroit. It stood on the River Rouge at a point where the Chicago Road forked. The northerly branch, called the Ann Arbor Trail, led toward Lansing, the westerly branch to Ypsilanti. The inn burned down in 1869, its stables in 1906. Ten Eyck's humor may have given Michigan the nickname "Wolverine." He served Dearborn Township as Supervisor, Wayne County as Treasurer and Sheriff, the state as Constitution Convention member, and his country as United States Marshal.
 
Erected 1950 by The Dearborn Historical Commission.
 
Location. 42° 18.6′ N, 83° 13.237′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on U.S. 12 0.3 miles west of State Highway 39, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dearborn MI 48126, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Samuel Pierce Duffield (here, next to this marker); Noah Webster Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Edison Homestead (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thomas Edisonís Menlo Park Office and Library
Site of Toll Gate / The Ten Eyck Tavern / Dr. Samuel Pierce Duffield monument image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., June 29, 2010
2. Site of Toll Gate / The Ten Eyck Tavern / Dr. Samuel Pierce Duffield monument
The wooden sign identifies this as:
Site of Toll Gate on Detroit Chicago military highway, Dearborn, 1864
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Smith Creek Depot (approx. half a mile away); Sir John Bennett Jewelry Shop (approx. half a mile away); Daggett Farmhouse (approx. half a mile away); Wright Cycle Shop (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Dearborn.
 
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Site of Toll Gate / The Ten Eyck Tavern / Dr. Samuel Pierce Duffield monument image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., June 29, 2010
3. Site of Toll Gate / The Ten Eyck Tavern / Dr. Samuel Pierce Duffield monument
The Ten Eyck Tavern marker is on the central pillar of the monument.
 
 
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