Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Transportation in Dearborn
Dearborn has long been a transportation hub,
first by water and land, later by rail, air and automobile. The Rouge and Detroit rivers provided water transport to the Great Lakes. Major overland routes included the Sauk Trail (later the Chicago Road and now Michigan Avenue), followed in the 1830s by the Michigan Central Railroad.
Auto and truck traffic on Michigan Avenue,
Telegraph Road and I-94 has connected Dearborn with destinations in all directions. Air transportation first arrived in 1925 at Henry Ford's Dearborn Airport and thrives today at nearby Detroit Metro Airport.
You Auto Know
The United States government spent $250,00 in 1825 to plan and build the Chicago Road, from Detroit through Dearborn to Fort Dearborn (Chicago).
Erected by Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area marker series.
Location. 42° 18.502′ N, 83° 14.19′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12) half a mile west of Evergreen Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. This marker is at
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Richard Gardner House (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Arsenal 1839-1875 Powder Magazine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Millpond (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hanks Silk Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); U.S. Arsenal-Sutler's Shop (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Military Reserve (approx. 0.4 miles away); Michigan Soldiers Trained at U.S. Arsenal During Civil War (approx. 0.4 miles away); Smith Creek Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dearborn.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 113 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page was last revised on August 14, 2016.