Point of Origin, Detroit, Michigan
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WrightStuff
N 42° 19.919 W 083° 02.799
17T E 331381 N 4688665
Quick Description: This point of origin marker is located in Campus Martius Park in Detroit, MI.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 10/14/2006 4:22:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMV83
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 96

Long Description:

This marker is located in the center of Campus Martinus park at the intersection of Woodward Ave. and Monroe St.

After the fire of 1805, Judge Augustus B. Woodward was appointed to lay out a new plan for the streets, squares and lots of Detroit. It is from here at Judge Woodward's survey point in the center of Campus Martius that the city of Detroit's street system originated. This spot is Detroit's point of origin.

Monumentation Type: Brick/cobble/mortared stone

Monument Category: Initial Point

Accessible to general public: yes

Monument Website: [Web Link]

County: Wayne

USGS Quad: USGS Detroit (MI)

Approximate date of monument: 01/01/1806

Monumentation Type (if other): Not listed

Monument Category (if other): Not listed

Explain Non-Public access: Not listed

Historical significance: Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Other Coordinates: Not Listed

Other Coordinates details: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
1. A closeup photo of the monument is required.
2. A 'distant' photo including the monument in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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