French Landing Dam and Powerhouse Historical

French Landing Dam and Powerhouse Historical (HM1V5S)

Location: Van Buren Charter Township, MI 48111 Wayne County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 12.914', W 83° 26.369'

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In 1910 the Eastern Michigan Edison Company, now the Detroit Edison Company, purchased most of the Van Buren Township land along the Huron River for a hydroelectric plant. The French Landing powerhouse and dam were completed in 1924-25. The dam, the largest and last on the Huron River, created Belleville Lake, with its miles of beautiful residential and recreational lakefront lots. The dam generated up to 12.7 million kilowatts of electricity until it was eventually doneated to the township. In 1981 Van Buren Township began a five-million-dollar project to restore the dam and powerhouse.
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HM NumberHM1V5S
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed1983
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Department of State, GFWC-Belleville Junior Study Club, Van Buren Twp. Historic Dist. Study Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 298644 N 4676554
Decimal Degrees42.21523333, -83.43948333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 12.914', W 83° 26.369'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 12' 54.84" N, 83° 26' 22.14" W
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Area Code(s)734, 586
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Haggerty Hwy, Van Buren Charter Township MI 48111, US
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