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1810 Map of the West Dearborn Area

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This early 1810 military map depicts the military reservation created a few years earlier in the area that is now West Dearborn. In 1832, the reservation was selected as a location to construct the Detroit Arsenal military base. The village of Dearbornville was originally established in 1833 on lands sold from the military reservation.

The full map can be downloaded here: Military Reservation Map – 1810