Detroit Street names with Civil War connections

B. Nash at statue of Custer, Monroe, Michigan

B. Nash at statue of Custer, Monroe, Michigan

General Custer has a statue dedicated to him in Monroe, Michigan. Did you know he also has a street named after him in Detroit? In fact, there are a lot of street names in Detroit and the surrounding area that have pre-Civil War and/or Civil War connections/origins. Here are a few in no particular order:
Wilcox- named after General O.B. Wilcox, Colonel of the First Michigan regiment.
Sherman– named after General W. T. Sherman.
Sheridan Avenue-named after General Phil. Sheridan.
Seward– named after Secretary of State Wm. H. Seward.
Scott-named after General Winfield Scott.
McClellan Avenue-named after General George B. McClellan.
Grant-named after General U.S. Grant.
Fremont-named after General John C. Fremont.
Dred-named from the Dred Scott Case in which a decision was rendered by Judge Taney.
Cavalry Avenue-named in honor of the soldiers at Ft. Wayne.
Antietam-named from the battle of Antietam.
Buchannan-named after the 15th President.
Breckenridge-named after John C. Breckenridge, Vice-President.
Beecher-named after Henry Ward Beecher.
Calhoun-named after John C. Calhoun, the Soth Carolina nullifier and statesman.
Custer-named after General George A. Custer.
Garfield-named after General Garfield.
Hooker-named after General J. Hooker.
Lincoln Avenue-named after Abraham Lincoln.
Stowe-named after Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Volunteer Avenue-named in remembrance of the volunteers of 1860 and 1861.
Williams Avenue-named after General A.S. Williams.
Chandler-named after Z. Chandler, U. S. Senator from Michigan.
Clay-named after Henry clay, the Kentucky statesman.
Benton-named after Thomas Hart benton, statesman of Missouri.
Can you add to the list?
GAR-named after the Grand Army of the Republic. Submitted by a visitor to the blog 01/16/11.
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3 Responses to “Detroit Street names with Civil War connections”

  1. Taylor says:

    Does anyone know for whom McKinney Street on Detroit’s east side is named. Zip code is 48224.

    I know of “McKinLey” . . . but not “McKinney.”

    Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
    June 16 2012 – Saturday; 4:40 p.m. PDT

  2. B. Nash says:

    Good one. Thank you!

  3. THE COLONEL says:

    Another street I thought that you might like to add to the list is G.A.R. street. It is named after the Grand Army of the Republic, which was a group civil war veterans. It is located off of Livernois just south of I-94. It’s not a very long street, maybe 300′ or so.

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