Detroit in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The War of 1812 in Detroit / War of 1812 Grave Site
Erected 2019 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan History Center. (Marker Number S0242.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. 42° 19.928′ N, 83° 3.054′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Washington Boulevard north of Michigan Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located in the median just north of the Alexander Macomb monument. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Detroit MI 48226, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chicago Road (within shouting distance of this marker); General Casimir Pulaski (within shouting distance of this marker); Michigan's First Capitol/Capitol Union School (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Capitol Building in Michigan (about 500 feet away); Finney Barn (about 500 feet away); Detroit's Underground Railway Station (about 600 feet away); Woodward Avenue Cultural Heritage Tour (approx. 0.2 miles away); Comerica Incorporated (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
More about this marker. This marker replaces marker number 21745, with the same Michigan site number and has been moved 200 feet NNE from its former location.
Also see . . . The War of 1812: Bombs over Detroit. Excerpt:
In a way, it’s good that almost nobody knows much about the War of 1812. Detroit played a significant role, and it was not the city’s finest hour.(Submitted on May 4, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.