Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
A Storied Homestead
Col. Navarre was friend and host to many. As leader of the French colony, he was the liaison between the settlers and the American Government officials during the critical years before the British were finally ousted from the Northwest Territory. He escorted the advance military party sent to Detroit by General Hamtramck to arrange for the U.S. occupation in 1796.
General Winchester made the Navarre house his headquarters before the disastrous Battle of the River Raisin in 1813 in which Winchester was taken prisoner.
Dr. Isaac Sawyer built the present structure in 1872-3. It in turn became a center of hospitality and culture, remaining in possession of Miss Jenny Toll Sawyer until deeded by her to the city, August 23, 1938.
Erected by The Monroe County Historical Society.
Location. 41° 54.912′ N, 83° 23.568′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is on East Front Street 0 miles east of Scott Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. Francis Navarre (here, next to this marker); Anderson Trading Post (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Death of Capt. Woolfolk (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tecumseh's Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Monroe County Since 1817 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Indian Trading Post (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Whipping Post (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Frenchtown. (Submitted on July 19, 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 19, 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 19, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
4. James Winchester. (Submitted on July 19, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,180 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 19, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.