Wednesday, June 06, 2012

How Did Detroit's Streets Get Their Names?

Jefferson Avenue, for instance, was named for President Thomas Jefferson,
who appointed the first Michigan territorial officials and was a good friend of
Augustus Woodward. It was first surveyed in 1807 and named Main Street,
but soon renamed for Jefferson. At its intersection with Griswold,
it passes through the heart of the old cemetery of
St. Anne's Church where the remains of Detroit's
earliest inhabitants are buried.

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