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Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Michigan Becomes a State

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, August 30, 2020
1. Michigan Becomes a State Marker
Inscription.  On this site, in 1836, delegates from all parts of Michigan met in Washtenaw County's first courthouse to consider a proposal by Congress for settling the boundary dispute between Michigan and Ohio. Both claimed a narrow strip of land, including the present city of Toledo. Congress proposed giving the greater part of the Upper Peninsula to Michigan while awarding the "Toledo Strip" to Ohio. In September, the first "Convention of Assent" rejected this proposal. Support for the plan increased, and a second meeting was called. On a bitterly cold December 14, the famous "Frostbitten Convention" gave its assent to the Congressional plan. This action cleared the way for the admission of Michigan as a state into the Union on January 26, 1837.
 
Erected 1966 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 261.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 42° 16.892′ N, 83° 44.888′ 
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By Joel Seewald, August 30, 2020
2. Michigan Becomes a State Marker
W. Marker is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is at the intersection of East Huron Street and Main Street, on the left when traveling east on East Huron Street. Marker is in front of the Washtenaw County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 East Huron Street, Ann Arbor MI 48104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Building New Around Old: The Construction of the Present Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Hospitality on Courthouse Square (a few steps from this marker); Centers for Communications on Courthouse Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ann Arbor's New "Streamlined" Bus Depot (about 300 feet away); From Interurbans to Buses (about 300 feet away); From Horses to Cars: Early Autos, Service and Parts (about 500 feet away); Three Generations of Metzgers on Washington Street (about 500 feet away); The Staeblers and the Germania/American Hotel (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ann Arbor.
 
Also see . . .
1. Toledo War. Wikipedia article about the Michigan/Ohio border dispute. (Submitted on September 24, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 

2. Territory of Michigan v. State of Ohio. Series of web pages on the Michigan State University website including pages on: "Disputed Strip," "The 'War,'" "Federal Response," "The End Result," and "Further
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By Joel Seewald, August 30, 2020
3. Michigan Becomes a State Marker
Readings." (Submitted on September 24, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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