Monroe County Library System,  Monroe, MI 48162


Bygones of Monroe:


(Monroe Commercial, Thursday, May 11, 1876, frontpage)

Saline Settlement (April 14, 1827)

A flourishing settlement has been commenced on the Saline near the salt springs, in Washtenaw county. The first actual settler, Mr. Leonard Miller, located there on the 5th of April 1826, and so rapidly has the population increased by emigration, that the inhabitants there were enabled to raise a saw mill (owned by the Messrs Parsons), composed of heavy timbers, without the aid of their neighbors. The Salt Springs, it is thought, will eventually be worked to great advantage, and the soil in the vicinity is of an excellent quality. The settlement is about 30 miles from LaPlaisance Bay harbor.

(Monroe Commercial, Thursday, May 11, 1876, frontpage)

If you experience any difficulties with this web page please contact the Library at:
contact e-mail
Copyright Infringement Policies and Procedures,
Internet Service and Acceptable Use Policies
Copyright © 2012-13 Monroe County Library System

Home - Site Map - Library Catalog - Event Calendar - My Library Card  
MCLS Zones - Library Information - Books, Movies, Music
eResearch - Genealogy - Local Information

twitter Facebook Flickr Youtube