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Bedford Branch Library
8575 Jackman Rd. Temperance, MI 48182 Phone: (734) 847-6747
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2210 Blue Bush Road Monroe, MI 48162-9643 Phone: (734) 242-4085
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1444 Kent Street Carleton, MI 48117-0267 Phone: (734) 654-2180
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Dorsch Memorial Branch Library
18 East First Street Monroe, MI 48161-2227 Phone: (734) 241-7878
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144 East Main Street Dundee, MI 48131-1202 Phone: (734) 529-3310
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Ellis Library & Reference Center
3700 South Custer Rd. Monroe 48161-9716 Phone: (734) 241-5277
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Erie Branch Library
2065 Erie Rd. Erie, MI 48133-9757 Phone: (734) 848-4420
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2881 Nadeau Road Monroe, MI 48162-9355 Phone: (734) 289-1035
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3016 Lewis Ave. Ida, MI 48140-0056 Phone: (734) 269-2191
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1135 East Second Street Monroe, MI 48161-1920 Phone: (734) 241-5577
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9060 Raisin St. Maybee, MI 48159-0165 Phone: (734) 587-3680
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Newport Branch Library
8120 N. Dixie Hwy. Newport, MI 48166-9703 Phone: (734) 586-2117
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Rasey Memorial Branch Library
4349 Oak, Box 416 Luna Pier, MI 48157-4572 Phone: (734) 848-4572
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Robert A. Vivian Branch Library
2664 Vivian Road Monroe, MI 48162-9212 Phone: (734)241-1430
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South Rockwood Branch Library
5676 Carleton Rockwood Road S. Rockwood, MI 48179 Phone: (734) 379-3333
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Population 1827 (No.2)

Southern District—The assessors of this county have completed the assessment of taxes for the present year.  The total amount is $1328.33—being an increase from last year of $369.95.

The assessors made it a part of their duty to take a census of the inhabitants; we have been favored with the following copy of the result:

COUNTY OF MONROE

No. of free white males                   1436        

do.     do.   females                         1182                                                 

No. of inhabitants in Monroe Co.    2618  

LENAWEE (attached to Monroe Co.)

No. of free white males                    144        

do.      do.   females                         123

No. of inhabitants of Lenawe Co.     267

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Total No. of inhabitants in Monroe

and Lenawe in 1826                      2885

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The result of the census, in 1820, 

exhibited a population, in the 

same district of country, of          1831

So that the increase has been      1054

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Making an addition of 50 percent in a little more than 5 years.  

It may be proper to observe, that the late census does not include a considerable settlement, probably comprised within the boundary of the new county of Lenawe, at the Missionary Station on the St. Josephs, the inhabitants of which live on unsold lands—and which is as yet so shut out from us by an extensive intervening wilderness, as scarcely to be tho’t of:  Nor has any attempt been made to get a correct idea of the Potowattomies, and Indians of other tribes, who inhabit the Southern District of Michigan.  They are undoubtedly numerous; and contribute largely to the support of distillers and retailers of whiskey.  

The addition to the population, within a few years past, has been unequal to what may be anticipated in time to come.  Emigration to the Territory has heretofore been confined mostly
to the Northern counties, in consequence of persons emigrating having little knowledge of this part:  But men of capital and enterprise are turning their attention to this part of the Territory of late; and, from our near proximity to lake navigation, and the fact that the quality of the soil of the Southern District is superior (taken as a body) to that of any other in the peninsula of Michigan, there is little doubt that 1830 will exhibit a population, in the present counties of Monroe and Lenawe, of from 6 to 10,000.  

It will be observed that Lenawe contains but 267 inhabitants; and out of that number, nearly 100 have settled there the present season.  

The exports from the Southern District are already becoming very considerable; and a little perseverance on the part of the farming population would soon add much more to them.  They consist of Furs, Pot-Ash, etc. sent to the New-York market:  Pork, Flour, etc. sent to Detroit and the Upper Lakes; and Lumber, sent to Detroit for buildings and cabinet work.  

The raising of Stock is a great object to Farmers; and many of them are turning their attention that way.  The experiment will almost immediately result to their own advantage; and eventually operate as a check to the mighty influx of the four-legged race from other States.   
 

Publication Date: 
Sunday, June 17, 1827
Bygone Categories: 
People
Bygone Tags: 
population
Potowattomies
Bygone Source: 
Michigan Sentinel Monroe
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