The Settlement Years: Before 1860

Log cabin which once stood on Quarry Road in Henry Township

Log cabin which once stood on Quarry Road in Henry Township

1812

General Hull’s army marches along Rocky Ford Creek at the southeastern edge of town on their way to Detroit.

1829

Henry Shaw, the first pioneer in the area, settles in Henry Township.

1834

Beeson Gristmill is established along Rocky Ford Creek, north of East Broadway.

1836

Henry Township is organized and named using the given name of the first settler, Henry Shaw.

1858 map of Henry Township

1858 map of Henry Township

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