Honoring the Citizens of Nineteenth Century Monroe
If you live in Monroe County you have probably heard of the River Raisin Massacre, and the War of 1812. The site of the River Raisin Massacre, was established as the 393rd unit of the United States National Park Service on March 30, 2009. It officially began operation as a national park on October 22, 2010 and, of the four National Battlefield Parks in the country, it is the only one marking a site of the War of 1812.
In 1817, Monroe became a county through a proclamation by then Govenor of the Michigan Territory, Lewis Cass. At that time it included all of Lenawee and a portion of Wayne and Washtenaw counties. Michigan was not yet a state, but a territory. Monroe was the second county to be established, Wayne County being the first.
Did you know?
2017 marks the Bicentennial of Monroe County, Michigan! This blog has been created in celebration of this historic event!