Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Transportation in Dearborn
Dearborn has long been a transportation hub,
first by water and land, later by rail, air and automobile. The Rouge and Detroit rivers provided water transport to the Great Lakes. Major overland routes included the Sauk Trail (later the Chicago Road and now Michigan Avenue), followed in the 1830s by the Michigan Central Railroad.
Auto and truck traffic on Michigan Avenue,
Telegraph Road and I-94 has connected Dearborn with destinations in all directions. Air transportation first arrived in 1925 at Henry Ford's Dearborn Airport and thrives today at nearby Detroit Metro Airport.
You Auto Know
The United States government spent $250,00 in 1825 to plan and build the Chicago Road, from Detroit through Dearborn to Fort Dearborn (Chicago).
Erected by Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & VehiclesMotorCities National Heritage Area series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 42° 18.502′ N, 83° 14.19′ W. Marker was in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker was on Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12) half a mile west of Evergreen Road, on the right when traveling west. This marker is at the south trailhead of Rouge Gateway Trail. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Dearborn MI 48124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Richard Gardner House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Carver Lab (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Arsenal 1839-1875 Powder Magazine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Millpond (approx. 0.3 miles away); Compost Then and Now (approx. 0.4 miles away); U. S. Arsenal - - - Armory (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hanks Silk Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harnessing Nature's Energy (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 14, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. 10. submitted on January 7, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.