Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
A Military Reserve
Dearborn was an outpost on the western frontier
Because of expansion from Detroit and Indian disturbances to the west, in 1833 the federal government began construction of an arsenal on its military reserve land near where the Sauk Trail crossed the Rouge River. The strategic Detroit Arsenal at Dearbornville offered easy access to Detroit and to military objectives to the south and west by land and by water. The buildings and land were sold after the arsenal closed in 1875.
You Auto Know
Four of the original arsenal buildings still stand: the commandan't quarters, the gun carriage shop, the sutler's shop (store) and the powder magazine.
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° 18.409′ N, 83° 14.638′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Monroe Street and Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12), on the right when traveling north on Monroe Street. Click for map. The marker is behind the Dearborn Historical Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21950 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn MI 48124, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Michigan Soldiers Trained at U.S. Arsenal During Civil War (a few steps from this marker); Commandant's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Arsenal-Sutler's Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Arsenal 1833 - 1875 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Arsenal Officers' - Surgeons' Quarters and Barracks 1833 - 1875 (about 300 feet away); Westward Welcome (about 700 feet away); Bryant Branch Library (about 800 feet away); U.S. Arsenal 1839-1875 Powder Magazine (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dearborn.
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
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