Old Whipping Post - Monroe, Michigan
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
N 41° 54.922 W 083° 23.844
17T E 301183 N 4643159
Quick Description: This Marker was placed by the Monroe County Historical Society, near the gazebo in downtown Monroe.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 8/9/2008 8:57:00 AM
Waymark Code: WM4DJ5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
Views: 73

Description:
The old Whipping Post Public whipping for a major crime was a custom brought from New England by Monroe's earliest American settlers. Not general in the midwest, the punishment was administered here cheifly to neer-do-well's who the citizens wished to be rid of. Peter P. Ferry, a former soldier of Napoleans army, served as local justice of the peace. He sentenced many an offender to be lashed in public until the custom was abolished around 1835. The first frame courthouse was built across the street from here in 1817 when Monroe became the county seat. The whipping post was erected in front of it.


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Registered Site #: Monroe County not numbered

Historical Date: Not listed

Historical Name: Not listed

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