“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

The Custer Home

The Custer Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James D. Harvey, September 18, 2009
1. The Custer Home Marker
Inscription.  This 116 acre "French ribbon farm", purchased by General George Armstrong Custer, his brother, Nevin, and their wives August 22, 1871, ran northerly from the River Raisin. Nevin Custer farmed it until his death. The present Custer Airport, created from part of the farm, is named for it.

General Custer's famous war-horse, Dandy, who accompanied him to the Little Big Horn, lies buried in the old orchard site back of the residence.

Buffalo Bill Cody and Little Annie Oakley would always ride out to the farm to visit Dandy and the General's father, Emmanuel, each time the Wild West Show was near Monroe.
Erected by Monroe County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
Location. 41° 55.772′ N, 83° 26.612′ W. Marker is near Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is on Custer Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe MI 48162, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this
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marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Antoine, Riviere Aux Raisins / "The Cross Leads Generations On" (approx. 0.7 miles away); Deloeuil Blacksmith Shop (approx. ¾ mile away); Edward D. Ellis (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Edward D. Ellis Building (approx. one mile away); Navarre - Anderson Trading Post (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named The Navarre - Anderson Trading Post (approx. one mile away); McDowell Papermill / Papermill School (approx. one mile away); Waterloo Dam (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2009, by James D. Harvey of Seville,, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,496 times since then and 118 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 25, 2009, by James D. Harvey of Seville,, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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