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Gen. George Armstrong Custer
Monroe is proud to be the
hometown of General Custer
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Monroe County Since 1817

Monroe County was established in July 1817, as one of the first steps in the organization of Michigan Territory after the war of 1812. As one of Michigan's oldest communities, historic treasures abound giving Monroe County both national & global appeal. In addition, the same natural resources that attracted Monroe's early settlers...Lake Erie, the River Raisin and the bounty that come with them, are still attracting new residents and travelers to this day, making Monroe County Michigan’s #1 Visitor Destination.

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Check out these great historic photos and letters from Monroe County's past.

River Raisin News and Dispatch Newsletter 2010 Volume 5, Issue 2, Apr, May, June

Monroe County Historical Museum Calendar of Events
2010 Calendar