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

State Police Post

 
 
State Police Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 7, 2020
1. State Police Post Marker
Inscription.  A Michigan State Police post has been located in this area since the early days of the department. In 1917 the first detachment in Monroe County was posted to South Rockwood, about one mile south of here. Close to both Detroit and the Canadian border, the original post was on the well-traveled Dixie Highway. The early troopers patrolled on horseback. Area headquarters were moved to this building, the first standardized state police post, in 1930. The building was purchased by the village of Rockwood for municipal offices in 1941, when the post was decommissioned.
 
Erected 1987 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1340.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
 
Location. 42° 4.263′ N, 83° 14.836′ W. Marker is in Rockwood, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Fort Road 0.2 miles north of Huron River Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map
State Police Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 7, 2020
2. State Police Post Marker
View looking toward the south with the new (2000) Rockwood City Hall in the background.
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32409 Fort Rd, Rockwood MI 48173, 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. Historic State Police Post (approx. ¾ mile away); Battle of Brownstown (approx. 2.3 miles away); War of 1812 Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Cornelius G. Munger General Store (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hull's Trace (approx. 2.6 miles away); Ford Motor Company Lamp Factory (approx. 3.1 miles away); Pointe Mouillee Marsh (approx. 3.3 miles away); Anchor from the schooner "Oak Leaf" (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockwood.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on June 3, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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