Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Death of Col. John Allen
Col. Allen was one of the most influential men in Kentucky. He organized and then led the elite first rifle regiment, Kentucky volunteer militia. Allen had unsuccessfully run for the governorship of Kentucky in 1808 and was a member of its Senate at the time of his death. Counties in several states were later named in his honor.
Erected by Monroe County Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is January 22, 1787.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 41° 54.525′ N, 83° 23.152′ W. Marker was in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker was at the intersection of Winchester Street and East 2nd Street, on the right when Touch for map. Marker was 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 location. Capture of Gen. Winchester (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Hull Road (about 600 feet away); Port of Monroe (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Francis Heath, M.D. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Custer-Reed Plot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Boston Custer - Autie Reed (approx. 0.3 miles away); River Raisin Legacy Project (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Washington Tree (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Frenchtown. This web link was both published and made available by, "Absolute Astronomy.com," in it's quest to enable "exploring the universe of knowledge." (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Remember the River Raisin. This web link is published by "Michigan History Magazine." (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. Battle of Frenchtown. This web link is published and made available by "Friends of the River Raisin Battlefield." (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,007 times since then and 82 times this year. Last updated on November 16, 2023, by Trevor L Whited of Kokomo, Indiana. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.