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History of Monroe, Michigan, USA

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Monroe, Michigan, USA

Monroe, Monroe, MI

Settled by European Americans in 1784 shortly after the American Revolutionary War, Monroe was platted in 1817. It was named after President James Monroe. Today, the city is committed to historic preservation of resources; it is remembered for the Battle of Frenchtown during the War of 1812, as well as being the childhood residence of George Armstrong Custer.

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  • The area of Frenchtown was renamed after the War of 1812 and incorporated as the village of Monroe in honor of President James Monroe, who visited the Michigan Territory in 1817.

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  • 1854 - Monroe
    Monroe, a nourishing town, capital of Monroe county, Michigan, is pleasantly situated on both sides of the Raisin river, 2 miles from its entrance...Read MORE...


  • News 1871 - Near Monroe, Mich., the other night, a crowd, of young men assembled to charivari a newly married couple at the residence of Mr. Mordecai Kelley.
    Mr. Kelley, hearing the noise, arouse, and, taking an old, unused gun, snapped it at the crowd, when it went off, instantly killing a brother of the...Read MORE...


  • News 1880 - Fourteen years ago J. M. Sterling, of Monroe Mich., placed two gateposts of white oak in front of his residence.
    When they were set, he bored into the top of each, with an inch and a half auger, a hole three inches deep, filled it with common salt, tightly...Read MORE...


  • News 1888 - Charles Wingard and Annie Fox, his niece, who eloped from Monroe, Mich., and were captured an taken to Alliance O., committed suicide with pistols on the 22d.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 25, 1888

  • 1895 - Monroe
    Monroe, a city, the capital of Monroe co., Mich., is situated on the Raisin River, 2 miles from its entrance into Lake Erie, 35 miles S.S.W. of...Read MORE...


  • Monroe, Michigan, USA
    L. S. & M. S. Ry, Station, Monroe, Mich.
    Postcard
  • Monroe, Michigan, USA
    Washington Street, Monroe, Mich.
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  • 1906
    Monroe, a city, the capital of Monroe co., Mich., is situated on the Raisin River, 2 miles from its entrance into Lake Erie and 31 miles E. of...Read MORE...


  • Monroe, Michigan, USA
    St. Mary's Academy, New Building, Monroe, Mich.
    Postcard
  • News 1955 - EIGHT OF RAIL CREW KILLED.
    Monroe, Mich. - (UP) - Eight members of a railroad section crew were killed Friday when a New York Central passenger train demolished their work...Read MORE...




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L. S. & M. S. Ry, Station, Monroe, Mich.
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Washington Street, Monroe, Mich.
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St. Mary's Academy, New Building, Monroe, Mich.
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History and News of Monroe, Michigan, USA

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  • The area of Frenchtown was renamed after the War of 1812 and incorporated as the village of Monroe in honor of President James Monroe, who visited the Michigan Territory in 1817.

    kids.kiddle.co
  • 1854 - Monroe
    Monroe, a nourishing town, capital of Monroe county, Michigan, is pleasantly situated on both sides of the Raisin river, 2 miles from its entrance... Read MORE...

  • News  1871 - Near Monroe, Mich., the other night, a crowd, of young men assembled to charivari a newly married couple at the residence of Mr. Mordecai Kelley.
    Mr. Kelley, hearing the noise, arouse, and, taking an old, unused gun, snapped it at the crowd, when it went off, instantly killing a brother of the... Read MORE...

  • News  1880 - Fourteen years ago J. M. Sterling, of Monroe Mich., placed two gateposts of white oak in front of his residence.
    When they were set, he bored into the top of each, with an inch and a half auger, a hole three inches deep, filled it with common salt, tightly... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - Charles Wingard and Annie Fox, his niece, who eloped from Monroe, Mich., and were captured an taken to Alliance O., committed suicide with pistols on the 22d.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 25, 1888
  • 1895 - Monroe
    Monroe, a city, the capital of Monroe co., Mich., is situated on the Raisin River, 2 miles from its entrance into Lake Erie, 35 miles S.S.W. of... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Monroe, a city, the capital of Monroe co., Mich., is situated on the Raisin River, 2 miles from its entrance into Lake Erie and 31 miles E. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1955 - EIGHT OF RAIL CREW KILLED.
    Monroe, Mich. - (UP) - Eight members of a railroad section crew were killed Friday when a New York Central passenger train demolished their work... Read MORE...

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