Near Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Sandy Creek Settlement
Retreating Indians swept through the settlement after the defeat of the British and Indians at the first Battle of the River Raisin, Jan. 18, 1813. Angered by the pro-American remarks of Jean Solo and Rene LaBeau, these Indians shot them. LaBeau's frightened young children ran two and a half miles to the River Raisin, seeking the protection of the American army. The Americans ordered the Sandy Creek settlement abandoned and it never was completely rebuilt.
Erected by Monroe County Historical Commission.
Location. 41° 55.152′ N, 83° 20.087′ W. Marker is near Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is on State Park Road 1.5 miles east of North Dixie Highway, in the median. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in Sterling State Park, at the site of the park's boat launch. The state park is located just east of I-75, on North Dixie Highway. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2800 State Park Road, Monroe MI 48162, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured Old Hull Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); British Victory at Frenchtown (approx. 1.8 miles away); Murder of Captain Hart (approx. 2 miles away); Roundhead (approx. 2.1 miles away); Skirmish Line (approx. 2.2 miles away); U.S. 17th Infantry Campsite (approx. 2.2 miles away); After the Battle (approx. 2.2 miles away); "Newton" Strike (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
Categories. • Military • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,626 times since then and 147 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.