Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
First District Court
Beginning in 1807 the Hesse District Court of Common Pleas also met here or across the river in Francois Navarre's home.
Jereaume's home held wounded American prisoners of war during the Massacre at the River Raisin. In the bitter cold of January 23, 1813 Indian allies of the British scalped those who could not walk and burned the house.
Erected by Monroe County Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1987.
Location. 41° 54.772′ N, 83° 22.726′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is on East Elm Street, 0.1 miles east of North Dixie HighwayTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe MI 48161, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. River Raisin Legacy Project (here, next to this marker); Private Claim 236, Lot of George McDougal (a few steps from this marker); Private Claim 236 Lot of Jean (John) Baptiste Jerome (a few steps from this marker); Private Claim 236 Lot of Hubert Lacroix (within shouting distance of this marker); Private Claim 96 of Jean (John) Baptist Couture (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Private Claim 214 of G. Godfroy & J.B. Beaugrand (about 600 feet away); Site of Battles of Jan. 18 - 22 (about 600 feet away); Artillery January 22, 1813 (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
Also see . . . Remember the River Raisin. An article by Roger L. Rosentreter, featured in the November/December 1998 edition of the Michigan History Magazine. (Submitted on July 18, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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