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Deloeuil Blacksmith Shop

 
 
Deloeuil Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, March 26, 2021
1. Deloeuil Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription.  In Spring, 1988, as construction began on this entry to Frenchman's Bend Subdivision, archaeologists unearthed the remains of the house and blacksmith shop of François Deloeuil who located here circa 1789. It was the region's most extensive excavation of a historic site from that period. Born in Quebec, Deloeuil came to Detroit by 1778 to work for the British Indian Department. When he moved to the River Raisin he located his forge here, in the heart of the "upper settlement.” As a smith who repaired everything from guns to kettles and who forged all manner of iron tools, Deloeuil was a central figure in old Frenchtown.
 
Erected by Monroe County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1789.
 
Location. 41° 55.572′ N, 83° 25.763′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of North Custer Road and Avenue De Lafayette, on the right when traveling east on North Custer Road. Marker
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is at the entrance to the Frenchman's Bend subdivision. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe MI 48162, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Antoine, Riviere Aux Raisins / "The Cross Leads Generations On" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Waterloo Dam (approx. half a mile away); Waterloo Dam 1820 (approx. half a mile away); Lt. Col. Matt L. Urban (approx. 0.6 miles away); Monroe County Persian Gulf War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Monroe County War On Terror Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Of Foreign Wars Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Monroe County World War II Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
 
Deloeuil Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, March 26, 2021
2. Deloeuil Blacksmith Shop Marker
Marker seen across the street from Frenchman's Bend subdivision on bank of the River Raisin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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