Travel Through Time on Farmington's Grand River Avenue

Travel Through Time on Farmington's Grand River Avenue (HM1LTX)

Location: Farmington, MI 48336 Oakland County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 27.838', W 83° 22.475'

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Long before our everyday journeys, people traveled along this important road. This was once the Grand River Trail, a pathway Native Americans followed across Michigan before European settlement. Farmington founder Arthur Power came here along this dirt path in the 1820s. In the 1850s it became a plank road to ease travel between Detroit and the new state capital in Lansing. Downtown Farmington grew with electric trolleys that began rolling along rails in this street in the early 1900s, but there was no truly smooth car travel until the first paving here after 1929.
Placed ByMotorcities National Heritage Area
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Date Added Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 at 6:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 304772 N 4704024
Decimal Degrees42.46396667, -83.37458333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 27.838', W 83° 22.475'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 27' 50.28" N, 83° 22' 28.5" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)248, 313, 734
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 33235 Grand River Ave, Farmington MI 48336, US
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