Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
A Military Reserve
Dearborn was an outpost on the western frontier
Because of expansion from Detroit and Indian disturbances to the west, in 1833 the federal government began construction of an arsenal on its military reserve land near where the Sauk Trail crossed the Rouge River. The strategic Detroit Arsenal at Dearbornville offered easy access to Detroit and to military objectives to the south and west by land and by water. The buildings and land were sold after the arsenal closed in 1875.
You Auto Know
Four of the original arsenal buildings still stand: the commandant's quarters, the gun carriage shop, the sutler's shop (store) and the powder magazine.
Erected by Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts or Castles. In addition, it is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area series list.
Location. 42° 18.409′ N, 83° 14.638′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21950 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn MI 48124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michigan Soldiers Trained at U.S. Arsenal During Civil War (a few steps from this marker); U. S. Arsenal - - - Armory (within shouting distance of this marker); Commandant's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Arsenal-Sutler's Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Arsenal 1833 - 1875 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Arsenal Officers' - Surgeons' Quarters and Barracks 1833 - 1875 (about 300 feet away); Westward Welcome (about 700 feet away); Bryant Branch Library (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on September 25, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.