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Description
One of the oldest communities in the state, Monroe was founded in 1780 by the French at the site of a Native American village where the River Raisin enters Lake Erie. The settlement, originally called Frenchtown, was the scene of the River Raisin Massacre in 1813 during the War of 1812. Gen. George Custer lived in Monroe for many years before his Army service. A 1920 bronze statue of Custer titled “Sighting the Enemy” is on the southwest corner of N. Monroe Street and W. Elm Avenue.
A Vietnam War Memorial is off I-75 exit 15, then one-fourth mile west on SR 50 in Heck Park.
Visitor Info
Monroe County Convention and Tourism Bureau 103 W. Front St. MONROE, MI 48161. Phone:(734)457-1030
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Monroe
1687 N Dixie Hwy. Monroe, MI 48162
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