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Allen Park in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Aaron Greeley / St Cosme Line Road

 
 
Aaron Greeley / St Cosme Line Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 22, 2015
1. Aaron Greeley / St Cosme Line Road Marker
Inscription.
Aaron Greeley
In 1796, when the United States occupied Michigan, there existed many conflicting land claims along the Detroit and Rouge Rivers. Congress in 1806 created a Board of Land Commissioners to adjust these claims. Aaron Greeley, an experienced surveyor, was appointed in 1808 to map this area. On April 23, 1812, Congress validated these claims as surveyed by him.

St. Cosme Line Road
Southfield Road in this area was known for many years as the St. Cosme Line Road. This marker stands near the end of the northern boundary of a large tract of land, extending to the Detroit River, which was granted to Pierre Lawrence St. Cosme in 1776 by the Potawatomi Indians.
 
Erected 1975 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number S366.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 42° 15.83′ N, 83° 13.174′ W. Marker was in Allen Park, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker was on State Highway 39 0.3 miles south of Interstate 75, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is in
Aaron Greeley / St Cosme Line Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 22, 2015
2. Aaron Greeley / St Cosme Line Road Marker
Close-up of the map on the marker.
front of the old Allen Park Municipal Building. Marker was at or near this postal address: 16850 Southfield Road, Allen Park MI 48101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. The Allen Park VA Medical Center (approx. one mile away); Piccard Stratosphere Flight / William B. Stout School (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lincoln Park Post Office (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Dearborn Inn / Colonial Homes and Adjacent Buildings (approx. 2.3 miles away); Ford Airport / Ford Tri-Motor (approx. 2.3 miles away); Daggett Farmhouse (approx. 2.7 miles away); Edison Homestead (approx. 2.8 miles away); Noah Webster Home (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
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Aaron Greeley / St Cosme Line Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 22, 2015
3. Aaron Greeley / St Cosme Line Road Marker
Aaron Greeley / St Cosme Line Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 22, 2015
4. Aaron Greeley / St Cosme Line Road Marker
Photo shows northbound lanes of M-39 with the marker to the left of the old municipal building.
Missing marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 25, 2018
5. Missing marker
The marker has been removed and the building has been torn down.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   5. submitted on June 25, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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