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Historical Markers in Grosse Ile, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Wayne County, Michigan and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Wayne County, MI (528) Macomb County, MI (125) Monroe County, MI (185) Oakland County, MI (400) Washtenaw County, MI (259)  WayneCounty(528) Wayne County (528)  MacombCounty(125) Macomb County (125)  MonroeCounty(185) Monroe County (185)  OaklandCounty(400) Oakland County (400)  WashtenawCounty(259) Washtenaw County (259)
Detroit is the county seat for Wayne County
Grosse Ile is in Wayne County
      Wayne County (528)  
ADJACENT TO WAYNE COUNTY
      Macomb County (125)  
      Monroe County (185)  
      Oakland County (400)  
      Washtenaw County (259)  
 
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1Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Ile — Across the Waterto Stony Island and Beyond
Stony Island, across the water and quiet now, was a busy place in the past. In the 1870s, when Canada Southern Railroad built a railway to Canada, trains ran on tracks where Grosse Ile Parkway is now and over a bridge to Stony Island. . . . Map (db m152752) HM
2Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Ile — L1693 — Angus Keith House
Angus Keith (1819-1899), a Great Lakes steamship captain, was born on Grosse Ile. In 1850 he purchased this property and later built this house. In 1858, Keith married Isabella Norvell, the daughter of John Norvell, who was one of Michigan's . . . Map (db m152535) HM
3Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Ile — L51 — Eighteenth-Century Grist Mill Site
From 1787 until about 1840 a horse-driven grist mill occupied the triangle of land north of Horsemill Road bounded by the river and Thorofare. Ten acres were cleared and enclosed as meadows for the mill horses. Equipped with "a pair of Stones 3 feet . . . Map (db m152604) HM
4Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Ile — L35 — Mansion House and Survey Tree
Here, on high ground near the aged maple, an identification point in old surveys, stood the Mansion House built by William Macomb in 1783-84. He died in 1796 leaving Grosse Ile to his three sons. Michigan's Gov. William Hull and British Lt. Col. . . . Map (db m152553) HM
5Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Ile — Michigan Central RailroadTrains in the Life of Grosse Ile
Few islands have been so impacted by transportation. Grosse Ile witnessed shipping on the Detroit River before the Canada Southern railway opened bridge access between the mainland and the island in 1873. Later, Michigan Central Railroad . . . Map (db m152702) HM
6Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Ile — L23 — Military Outpost1815-1817
This point marked the northeast corner of the stockade of a post that was maintained on Grosse Ile by the United States Army for a short time after the War of 1812. The post was garrisoned by detachments of the Fifth Infantry Regiment which were . . . Map (db m152621) HM
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7Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Ile — Rails Through Grosse Ilewith the Canada Southern Railroad
The Canada Southern Railroad built the first bridge connecting Grosse Ile with the mainland about 1873. To link the agricultural products of the West (via Chicago) with the markets of the East Coast (via Buffalo), the railroad's most direct . . . Map (db m152682) HM
8Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Ile — Recording Movementsat the U. S. Customs House
This building has seen a lot of travel. The U. S. Customs House was built about 1873 by the Canada Southern Railroad along its railroad track, now Grosse Ile Parkway. Along this railway, people and freight traveled both ways across Grosse Ile . . . Map (db m152647) HM
9Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Ile — L2275 — St. Anne Church/St. Anne Chapel
St. Anne Church The first building used by Catholics on Grosse Ile was originally the island's first school. It was moved here from Thorofare and Church Road. Named St. Anne Church, it was recognized as a mission in 1863. Among its supporters . . . Map (db m152548) HM
10Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Ile — L122 — St. James Episcopal Chapel
Lisette Denison, a freed slave, willed her life savings to build Saint James Episcopal Chapel. With supplemental funds from her employer, William S. Biddle, and his brother James, this Gothic chapel was constructed in the summer of 1867. The . . . Map (db m152607) HM
11Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Ile — The End of the Lineat the Grosse Ile Depot
There are clues that this was a railroad depot, like the flat ground area where the train track used to be. Or the angled windows where the station master could watch trains come and go. From this Michigan Central Railroad depot, built in . . . Map (db m152655) HM
12Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Ile — The Livingstone ChannelA Deeper Detroit River at Grosse Ile
Great Lakes shipping and waterways had to be ready for industry in the early 20th Century. Like roadways on land, the development of harbors and channels were critical to the growth of the economy. By 1906, the Detroit River was the busiest . . . Map (db m152767) HM
13Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Ile — L1280 — The Rucker-Stanton House
This vernacular house was built by John A. Rucker, Jr., in 1848. Rucker was the great-grandson of William Macomb, who with his brother, Alexander, purchased Grosse Ile from four Indian tribes on July 6, 1776. In 1873 Robert Lee Stanton, Rucker's . . . Map (db m152536) HM
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14Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Ile — Times of Changefor the Wayne County Bridge
Grosse Ile was an isolated farming community, accessible from the mainland only on boats (or ice in the winter) until this bridge was built about 1871. As part of a railroad that was built across Grosse Ile and the Detroit River and into . . . Map (db m152542) HM
 
 
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Sep. 30, 2022