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Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Frenchtown Township

 
 
Frenchtown Township Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, April 6, 2021
1. Frenchtown Township Marker
Inscription.  The French settled here 1780-1795 in long, narrow farms along the River Raisin and Swan Creek. The Americans wrested the territory from the British in 1796 as part of Wayne County, its status until 1805.
When reorganized again in 1827, the Township extended from the Huron River to the River Raisin, from Lake Erie to Raisinville Township. Later Ash Township, the City of Monroe and Berlin Township were created from it. The present boundaries were established in 1867.
The previous Townhall, built in 1910, is now the adjacent library branch. This new Townhall was dedicated in December 1973.
 
Erected by Monroe County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1780.
 
Location. 41° 57.038′ N, 83° 21.904′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is on Vivian Road, 0.1 miles north of Fix Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2744 Vivian Rd, Monroe MI 48162, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as
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the crow flies. Capt. Norman W. Heck Jr (approx. 1.8 miles away); Monroe County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tree (approx. 1.8 miles away); POW-MIA Chained Eagle (approx. 1.8 miles away); AH-1 Huey Cobra Helicopter (approx. 1.8 miles away); Monroe County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Vietnam P.O.W.'s and M.I.A's Memorial Tree (approx. 1.8 miles away); The "Huey" Helicopter (approx. 1.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial Sidewalk (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
 
Marker located at the Frenchtown Township Hall. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, April 6, 2021
2. Marker located at the Frenchtown Township Hall.
Frenchtown Library image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, April 6, 2021
3. Frenchtown Library
Old townhall mentioned on marker adjacent to the current hall. Now used as Frenchtown library.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 8, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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