Ford Rouge Plant

Ford Rouge Plant (HM1O49)

Location: Dearborn, MI 48120 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 18.48', W 83° 9.371'

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Henry Ford began construction of this complex on the banks of the River Rouge in April, 1917. Here, the Ford Motor Company built World War I submarine chasers known as "Eagle" boats. By the mid-1920s this plant was the largest manufacturing center in the world. The transfer of the assembly line from nearby Highland Park to Dearborn in 1927 fulfilled Ford's vision of an industrial complex which encompassed all aspects of automotive production. The first automobile to be completely assembled here, the Model A, was introduced in December, 1927. The Ford Trade School operated at this location for twenty years until 1946. During World War II, massive amounts of materiel for air, amphibious, and land transport were produced. Beginning with raw materials, the Ford Rouge plant makes component parts and assembles vehicles.
HM NumberHM1O49
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberS493
Year Placed1978
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Michigan Department of State and Dearborn Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 322289 N 4686225
Decimal Degrees42.30800000, -83.15618333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 18.48', W 83° 9.371'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 18' 28.8" N, 83° 9' 22.26" W
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Area Code(s)313
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3001 Miller Rd, Dearborn MI 48120, US
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