Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Historic River Raisin
The stream here was the center of a sturdy French – American settlement which took form 1780 – 86.
In the period of controversy after the War of Independence and until 1794 British – Canadian authorities sought to establish the River Raisin as the international boundary and thus to retain possession of Michigan and control of the Great Lakes.
Indians called the stream “Numasepee,” or River of Sturgeon. French settlers changed the name to “Riviere aux Raisins” which means River of Grapes. Early records tell of great masses of wild grapes which festooned the trees along its banks.
Erected by Monroe County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. Touch for map. Marker was 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 walking distance of this location. Monroe Street Bridge (a few steps from this marker); George Armstrong Custer (within shouting distance of this marker); General George A. Custer (within shouting distance of this marker); Major-General George Armstrong Custer (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First American Flag (about 300 feet away); St. Mary Catholic Church (about 300 feet away); First Flag Raised In Michigan Territory (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
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