Monroe, founded about 1784, is one of Michigan's oldest settlements. It was called Frenchtown after its original settlers. It was the site of the River Raisin Massacre during the War of 1812. Renamed Monroe in 1824, it later anchored the Michigan Southern Railroad and became famous for its paper and glass. General George Custer made his home here.
photo of Monroe

Registered Site S0036
Erected 1957

Location: 126 South Monroe St., inside historical museum
Monroe, Monroe County

Cities and Towns


Latitude: 41.915243870, Longitude: -83.39893341

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