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Macomb County

The history of the Old County Building

By the 1920s, Macomb County had outgrown its third courthouse, and in November of 1926, voters approved a 5-year, 1-mill tax for a new building.  The old courthouse was torn down in November 1930 by local men whose names were drawn from the county’s poor list, and county offices were temporarily housed throughout the town.

Spring Hill Farm and the Beacon Tree

If you have visited River Bends Park in Shelby Township, you have set foot upon land that has quite a history. It was used by the federal government as a defensive weapons launch facility in the ’50s, and prior to that, it was owned by Joe Louis, the famous boxer, who set up a restaurant and night club on the property. But well before Joe Louis purchased the property, it was owned by Peter and Sarah Lerrich, who settled there around 1835.

Cannon dedication


Detroit Memorial Park Cemetery

Detroit Memorial Park Cemetery is located on the south side of Thirteen Mile Road between Ryan and Mound roads in Warren. To the casual passer-by, it appears to be an inconspicuous place, as poignant and peaceful as any other burial site.

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