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

Mansion House and Survey Tree

 
 
Mansion House and Survey Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, July 9, 2020
1. Mansion House and Survey Tree Marker
Inscription.  Here, on high ground near the aged maple, an identification point in old surveys, stood the Mansion House built by William Macomb in 1783-84. He died in 1796 leaving Grosse Ile to his three sons. Michigan's Gov. William Hull and British Lt. Col. Jas. Grant met here Sept. 12, 1807, to discuss border problems. William Macomb II lived here from 1809 to 1813 when the British ordered him out of the territory. His wife and infant son fled in Nov. 1813 when Indians burned the house.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number L35.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 12, 1807.
 
Location. 42° 9.356′ N, 83° 8.263′ W. Marker is in Grosse Ile, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on East River Road, 0.4 miles north of Church Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20722 East River Road, Grosse Ile MI 48138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of
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this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Anne Church/St. Anne Chapel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eighteenth-Century Grist Mill Site (approx. half a mile away); Angus Keith House (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Wyandot (approx. 1˝ miles away in Canada); The Rucker-Stanton House (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); Grosse Ile Treaty Tree (approx. 2.7 kilometers away); Rails Through Grosse Ile (approx. 3.3 kilometers away); The Livingstone Channel (approx. 3.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grosse Ile.
 
Mansion House and Survey Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, July 9, 2020
2. Mansion House and Survey Tree Marker
View from the north.
Mansion House and Survey Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, July 9, 2020
3. Mansion House and Survey Tree Marker
View from the south.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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