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

A Military Reserve

in Dearbornville

 
 
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Inscription.
Dearborn was an outpost on the western frontier
Because of expansion from Detroit and Indian disturbances to the west, in 1833 the federal government began construction of an arsenal on its military reserve land near where the Sauk Trail crossed the Rouge River. The strategic Detroit Arsenal at Dearbornville offered easy access to Detroit and to military objectives to the south and west by land and by water. The buildings and land were sold after the arsenal closed in 1875.

You Auto Know
Four of the original arsenal buildings still stand: the commandan't quarters, the gun carriage shop, the sutler's shop (store) and the powder magazine.
 
Erected by Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area marker series.
 
Location. 42° 18.409′ N, 83° 14.638′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Monroe Street and Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12), on the right when traveling north on Monroe Street. Touch for map. The marker is behind the Dearborn Historical Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21950 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn MI 48124, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Joel Seewald, September 2, 2016
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1810 Aaron Greely map, showing the site of the federal military reserve, up the Rouge River from the Detroit River. Map courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michigan Soldiers Trained at U.S. Arsenal During Civil War (a few steps from this marker); Commandant's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Arsenal-Sutler's Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Arsenal 1833 - 1875 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Arsenal Officers' - Surgeons' Quarters and Barracks 1833 - 1875 (about 300 feet away); Westward Welcome (about 700 feet away); Bryant Branch Library (about 800 feet away); U.S. Arsenal 1839-1875 Powder Magazine (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
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3. A Military Reserve in Dearbornville Marker
Diagram of the Dearborn Arsenal.
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Blacksmith shop, left, and carpenter shop. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
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By Joel Seewald, September 2, 2016
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Sutler's shop. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
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The arsenal gate. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
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The commandant's quarters, left, and gun carriage shop, right. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
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By Joel Seewald, September 2, 2016
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The armory building, the largest building at the federal arsenal. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
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By Joel Seewald, September 2, 2016
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Dearborn Historical Museum/Commandant's Quarters is on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on September 25, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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