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Size: 557 Square Miles
Elevation: 600-700 Feet
Physiography: Lake border plains
Growing Season: 150-170 days
Annual Precipitation: 30-32 inches
Average Snowfall: 40 inches
Forest Type: Oak-Hickory, Elm-Ash-Cottonwood
Fall Colors: Middle October

The county was named after President James Monroe who traveled to Michigan in 1817. 13,000 years ago this farmland was at the bottom of an inland lake which was formed when the glacial ice melted. The region was first occupied by Effi-er-ro-nous Indians. Lake Erie was derived from this name. Later on Ottawa and Pottawatomie Indians settle here. French-Canadians were the first white settlers in the Monroe area in the 1780's along the River Raisin. This river got it name from "River aux Raisin", because the banks of the river were covered with grapes vines. The war of 1812 was hard on this county with the Battle of the River Raisin. Monroe county remained an importance because of its location on Lake Erie. Toledo was a part of the county until 1835. The city of Monroe is the state's only port on Lake Erie.

Monroe County Website

Monroe County Michigan Tourism Bureau

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