Woodward Avenue Cultural Heritage Tour

Woodward Avenue Cultural Heritage Tour (HM1PXT)

Location: Detroit, MI 48226 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 19.94', W 83° 2.849'

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Campus Martius

In the earliest days of Detroit, Campus Martius, which means "military ground," served as a drill ground for militia. When Judge Augustus Woodward created his street plan for Detroit in 1807, he began at Campus Martius.



Campus Martius became the "town square" of Detroit as development moved north from the river along Woodward Avenue. It became the place to quickly spread news and information to the citizens.



Campus Martius has been the site of numerouse public gatherings, ceremonies, rallies, and memorials. In 1861, the First Michigan Infantry Regiment departed for the Civil War in a public ceremony at Campus Martius. Over the centuries, two City Hall buildings have stood at Campus Martius, as well as dozens of public fountains and monuments, including the Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Monument.



In 2004, Campus Martius Park was dedicated, restoring Campus Martius' distinction as "Detroit's Gathering Place."
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Date Added Friday, December 11th, 2015 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 331314 N 4688706
Decimal Degrees42.33233333, -83.04748333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 19.94', W 83° 2.849'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 19' 56.4" N, 83° 2' 50.94" W
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Area Code(s)313, 586, 734, 248
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , Detroit MI 48226, US
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