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

Historic State Police Post

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 19, 2021
1. Historic State Police Post Marker
Inscription.  On this site, in 1917, was established one of the first Michigan State police Posts in the state. Some of the original members of The Michigan State Police were stationed in the army barracks building when the entire personnel throughout the state consisted of only fifty men. They were first called Michigan State Troops. A River Patrol, to block the smuggling of liquor from Canada was established here during prohibition.
The South Rockwood Detachment, Lt. Orva Jackson, Cmmdr. was moved to Rockwood, one mile north, into the first standardized State Police Post erected in Michigan, in 1930.
 
Erected 1987 by Rockwood Area Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
 
Location. 42° 3.738′ N, 83° 15.326′ W. Marker is in South Rockwood, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of North Dixie Highway and South Huron River Drive, on the right when traveling north on North Dixie Highway. Located at the corner of the Sunoco Gas Station. Touch for map.
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 19, 2021
2. Historic State Police Post Marker
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 12702 N Dixie Hwy, South Rockwood MI 48179, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. State Police Post (approx. ¾ mile away); Hull's Trace (approx. 2½ miles away); Cornelius G. Munger General Store (approx. 2.6 miles away); War of 1812 Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Battle of Brownstown (approx. 2.9 miles away); Pointe Mouillee Marsh (approx. 3.3 miles away); Ford Motor Company Lamp Factory (approx. 3.3 miles away); Potter Cemetery / Public Act 525 of 2012 (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 8, 2021
3. State Police Post Marker
Marker for the location of the second post for the State Police about one mile north and linked below.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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