Detroit in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Woodward Avenue Cultural Heritage Tour
Campus Martius became the "town square" of Detroit as development moved north from the river along Woodward Avenue. It became the place to quickly spread news and information to the citizens.
Campus Martius has been the site of numerouse public gatherings, ceremonies, rallies, and memorials. In 1861, the First Michigan Infantry Regiment departed for the Civil War in a public ceremony at Campus Martius. Over the centuries, two City Hall buildings have stood at Campus Martius, as well as dozens of public fountains and monuments, including the Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Monument.
In 2004, Campus Martius Park was dedicated, restoring Campus Martius' distinction as "Detroit's Gathering Place."
Location. 42° 19.94′ N, 83° 2.849′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Woodward Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is just northwest of Campus Martius Park, where northbound and southbound Woodward Avenue rejoin. Marker is at or
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Iron Brigade / The Twenty-Fourth Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Detroit's Underground Railway Station (about 400 feet away); The First Capitol Building in Michigan (about 500 feet away); Finney Barn (about 500 feet away); Michigan's First Capitol/Capitol Union School (about 500 feet away); Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (about 500 feet away); Statue of Abraham Lincoln (about 700 feet away); Ford Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Detroit.
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