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Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First District Court

 
 
First District Court Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
1. First District Court Marker
Upgraded Marker
(See Photo #3)
Inscription. Here in the log house of Jean Baptiste Jereaume the Federal Court of the Erie District, Territory of Michigan, held its first session July 3, 1805. President Thomas Jefferson named Judge Augustus B. Woodward to preside.

Beginning in 1807 the Hesse District Court of Common Pleas also met here or across the river in Francois Navarre's home.

Jereaume's home held wounded American prisoners of war during the Massacre at the River Raisin. In the bitter cold of January 23, 1813 Indian allies of the British scalped those who could not walk and burned the house.
 
Erected by Monroe County Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 54.772′ N, 83° 22.726′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is on East Elm Street 0.1 miles east of North Dixie Highway, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe MI 48161, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Battles of Jan. 18 - 22 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Artillery January 22, 1813 (about 800 feet away); Battles of the River Raisin (about 800 feet away); U.S. 17th Infantry Campsite
First District Court Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2008
2. First District Court Marker
View of historical marker on the north side of East Elm Street. The River Raisin flows eastward along the south side of East Elm Street.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); After the Battle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Skirmish Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roundhead (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Battle of the River Raisin (approx. mile away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
 
Also see . . .  Remember the River Raisin. An article by Roger L. Rosentreter, featured in the November/December 1998 edition of the Michigan History Magazine. (Submitted on July 18, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
First District Court Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2008
3. First District Court Marker
A number of the War of 1812 historical markers in Monroe have been upgraded, including this one.
(See Photo #1)
River Raisin Battlefield Site image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 16, 2009
4. River Raisin Battlefield Site
Immediately to the north of the "First District Court" historical marker, it would appear that land is being cleared for an expanded River Raisin Battlefield Park. These two signs are within 30 feet of this marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,017 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on July 18, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. Photos:   1. submitted on July 18, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3. submitted on June 18, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4. submitted on July 18, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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