Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
on Morley Avenue
This Morley Avenue neighborhood has a special history.
In the early 1800s, the U.S. government purchased this land near the Rouge River for a frontier military reserve and arsenal. When the arsenal closed in 1875, the land was sold and subdivided for development. Many of Dearborn's early business entrepreneurs and prominent personalities built homes in the neighborhood in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Many of their homes still stand in the Morley Avenue Residential Area.
You Auto Know
In 1932, the Dearborn General Hospital caught fire, and the John Daly home on Morley Avenue was used as a temporary hospital.
Erected by Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
Location. 42° 18.421′ N, 83° Touch for map. Marker is 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 marker. Charles A. Kandt House (a few steps from this marker); Henry Ford's Brother, William Ford, had this house built... (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rouge River Water Quality Improvements (about 700 feet away); Rhythm of Radio (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bryant Branch Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Westward Welcome (approx. ¼ mile away); U.S. Arsenal Officers' - Surgeons' Quarters and Barracks 1833 - 1875 (approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S. Arsenal 1833 - 1875 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on October 11, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.