The Streets of Detroit

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10th Street
11th Street
12th StreetNow known as "Rosa Parks Boulevard" in honor of Civil Right's activist Rosa Parks.
14th Avenue
15th Street
16th Street
17th Street
18th Street
19th Street
1st StreetMary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Cass Street was located immediately west of Fort Shelby, and after Cass the streets were named numerically First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, signifying their order west from the fort."

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20th Street
21st Street
22nd Street
23rd Street
24th Street
25th Street
28th Street
29th Street
2nd Avenue/StreetMary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Cass Street was located immediately west of Fort Shelby, and after Cass the streets were named numerically First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, signifying their order west from the fort."

http://apps.detnews.com/apps/history/index.php?id=199#ixzz0qOP2Vxki

2nd Boulevard
3 Mile Drive3 Mile Drive is approximately 3 miles from where it starts at Harper Ave. (it runs south to Threemile Drive Park at the water).

Thanks to Thom Dionne who reasoned this one out.

30th Street
31st Street
32nd Street
33rd Street
35th Street
3rd Avenue/StreetMary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Cass Street was located immediately west of Fort Shelby, and after Cass the streets were named numerically First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, signifying their order west from the fort."

http://apps.detnews.com/apps/history/index.php?id=199#ixzz0qOP2Vxki

4th Avenue/StreetMary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Cass Street was located immediately west of Fort Shelby, and after Cass the streets were named numerically First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, signifying their order west from the fort."

http://apps.detnews.com/apps/history/index.php?id=199#ixzz0qOP2Vxki

51st Street
52nd Street
5th Street/StreetMary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Cass Street was located immediately west of Fort Shelby, and after Cass the streets were named numerically First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, signifying their order west from the fort."

http://apps.detnews.com/apps/history/index.php?id=199#ixzz0qOP2Vxki

6 Mile RoadIs located approximately 6 miles North of the Detroit River (measuring from the beginning of Woodward Avenue).

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6th Street
7 Mile RoadIs located approximately 7 miles North of the Detroit River (measuring from the beginning of Woodward Avenue).

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8 Mile Road E-WIs located approximately 8 miles North of the Detroit River (measuring from the beginning of Woodward Avenue).

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8th Street
A Street
No longer appears on city maps. May still exist.

West of 3100 Vinewood. 1 block south of 3900 Michigan

Aaron Street
Abbott StreetPossibly named for early Detroiter, James Abbott, or his son James Abbott, who was one of the city's first postmasters. Mary Bailey, of the Detroit News, writes, "Abbott Street was opened in 1835 and was named for James Abbott Jr., born in Detroit in 1776. His father, James Abbott Sr., came to Detroit in 1768 and organized a fur trading partnership with several local men. James Jr. was educated in Montreal, and followed his father into the fur business. His first Detroit store was near the southwest corner of Woodward Avenue and Woodbridge. He also was postmaster from 1806 to 1831. His home, store, post office and fur warehouse were all located below Woodbridge on Woodward."
Aberle StreetNamed after Elias Aberle, land owner
Abington Road
Off map
Abrey Street
Acacia Street
Off map
Academy
Ackley Avenue
Adair StreetNamed for William Adair nurseryman and landowner; 1862
Adams Avenue E-WNamed for John Adams, second President of the United States
Addison Street
Adelaide StreetNamed for the wife of Elijah Brush.
Adele Street
No longer exists.The area now belongs to the GM Corporation BOC Group.
Adeline Avenue
Afton Road
Agnes AvenueNamed after youngest daughter of Moses W. Field
Ahrens Street
Aigret Street
Aklev
AkronPossibly named for Akron, Ohio.
Alameda Avenue
Alaska AvenueProbably named for the Alaskan Territory.
Albany AvenueProbably named for Albany, New York.
Alber Street (Spw)May be named for Army Private Frederick Alber of Manchester. He received the Medal of Honor for his Civil War service.
Albert Street
Off map
Albion Street
Alcoy Avenue/Street
Alden Avenue
Alder Court/Place/Street
Alexandrine Avenue E-WNamed for Alexandrine M. Willis the wife of B. Campau, land owner; 1863.
Alfred StreetNamed for the son of Elijah Brush
Alger AvenueProbably named for Michigan's 20th Governor, Russell Alexander Alger
Algonac AvenueAccording to Michigan Place Names, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft invented the name Algonac by taking the beginning of Algonquin (as in the Algonquin Nation) and adding the suffix 'ac', meaning 'place.'
AlgonquinNamed for the Algonquin Nation.
Algonquin Avenue N-SNamed for the Algonquin Nation.
Off map
Alice Avenue (Ham)

Hamtramck

Alice Avenue (Spw)
Allen PlacePossibly named for University of Michigan Regent, Marvin Allen. Or maybe for Ann Abor co-founder, John Allen. Or Royal Oak settler, Charles Allen. I think it is most likely that it was named for Lewis Allen, for whom Allen Park is named.
Allen StreetPossibly named for University of Michigan Regent, Marvin Allen.
Allendale Avenue
Allonby Street
Alma Avenue
Almont AvenuePossibly named for Mexican General Juan N Almonte.
Alpena AvenueAlpena is the 'Indian' word for partridge.
Alpha Avenue/Street
Alpine Avenue
Alstead Street
Off map
Alter Road N-S
Alvina
Alwar Street
Off map
Alwyne Avenue/Lane
Amazon Avenue
Amber (Ambet?)
Ambet Street
Dearborn?
American Avenue
AmherstNamed for Jeffery Amherst, first English Governor of Canada
Amity Avenue
Amos Avenue
Amrad Avenue/Street
Amsterdam StreetNamed after city in Holland
Anatole Avenue/Street
Off map
Anderdon Avenue
Off map
Anderson Avenue/StreetNamed after friend of James Nall
Off map
Andover Avenue
Andrus Avenue (Ham)Named after Frank D. Andrus, landowner
Anglin Avenue
Ann StreetNow known as Pitcher (?) Street. Named for the wife of FJB Crane, a landowner.
Anna Avenue/Place
No longer exists. Area is now part of Cheverolet Motor Company in Hamtramck.
Annabelle Avenue
Please see ''Annabelle Street.'' My 1926 Detroit Street Guide lists an Annabelle Avenue, but it appears as though the only Annabelle Avenue in Michigan now is the one in Hazel Park.
Annabelle Street

A big thanks to Mister Blue of Detroit 300 for setting me straight on Annabelle Street! He writes, ''Annabelle St. is fact in Detroit 48217 which is the southern most part of Detroit. The area borders the Rouge River (at the Draw Bridge on Fort St. to the North, Basset St. to the East, I-75 Fisher Fwy Service Dr. to the West & West Outer Drive to the South.''

Annaland Avenue
Annapolis
Off map
Annchester Road
Off map
Annin Avenue
Annland Avenue
Annott Street
Annsbury Avenue
Anson Street S
Off map
Anspach Street
Off map
Anstell Avenue
Off map
Anthon StreetNamed for George Christian Anthon, a garrison doctor in British Detroit.
Anthony Street
Antietam StreetNamed from the battle of Antietam in the Civil War.
Antoinette StreetNamed for Antoinette Mandlebaum, wife of S. Mandlebaum
Antwerp AvenuePossibly named for Antwerp, Belgium.
Anvil StreetProbably named for the blacksmith tool.
Off map
Apple StreetProbably named for the fruit or tree.
Appleton Avenue/Street
Off map
Appoline Avenue/Street
Appoline Street (Spw)
Arcadia Avenue/Street
Arch StreetNow known as Bagg Street (?). Named for Arch McLean.
Archdale Avenue/Street
Off map
Arcola Avenue
Arden Park
Ardmore Avenue
Argus Street
Off map
Argyle Avenue (Spw)Probably just named for the Scottish word.
Argyle CrescentProbably just named for the Scottish word.
Arizona Avenue E-W
Arlington Avenue
Armada StreetThe Detroit Almanc tells the story of the naming of Armada Village/Township. The story is that a meeting was held in 1867 to rename an area called Honeoye (and before that, Burke's Corners). The meeting dragged on and on until finally, Hosea Northup stood and declared the name to be Armada ( pronounced ar-MAY-da). Why he chose the name or pronunciation is unknown, but it stuck. This street could be named for the township.
Armin Street (Ham)
Armour AvenueWilliam (Bill) Armour was the manager for the Detroit Tigers the year Ty Cobb began his career. I don't know if the street is mamed for him. I believe his baseball career was short-lived.
Army StreetNamed in honor of soldiers at Fort Wayne
Arndt StreetNamed for Henry Arndt, land owner
Arnold Street
Artesian Street
Off map
Arthur Avenue (Spw)Named after President Chester A. Arthur
Artillery Avenue
Artillery Street S
Asa Street
Asbury Park Avenue
Off map
Ascension
Ash StreetNamed for a tree indigenous to Michigan. It is common for areas in cities to have streets named after trees. Ash Street in Detroit is near Butternut, Poplar, Pine, Spruce, Magnolia, Mulberry, and Sycamore Streets.
Ashland Avenue N-S
Off map
Ashley StreetMay be named for New Baltimore settler, Alfred Ashley. Ashley was the original name for New Baltimore.
Off map
Ashton Avenue/Road
Off map
AskinLikely named for John Askin, an early Detroit settler. His farm, the Askin Farm, later became the Brush farm, when Askin's daughter married Elijah Brush.
AssumptionI'm not sure that there is an Assumption Street in Detroit. The is one in Windsor.
Astor AvenueProbably named for fur trader, John Jacob Astor.
Athens AvenueCould be named for Athens, Greece or Athens, New York -- or neither.
Atkinson AvenueNamed for W.F. Atkinson, of Detroit
Atlanta AvenueProbably named for the city in Georgia.
AtlanticOh, I do't know. Maybe named for the ocean.
Atlas Avenue/PlaceWell, an atlas is a type of map.
Atwater Street E-WMary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Atwater was named for Reuben Attwater (the spelling was different but early Detroiters didn't seem to care) and because the street was "at the water." Attwater was Secretary of the Michigan Territory in 1808 and was acting governor in the absence of Gov. William Hull in the 1800s."

http://apps.detnews.com/apps/history/index.php?id=199#ixzz0qOP2Vxki

Auburn AvenueMay be named for Auburn, New York.
Off map
Auburndale Avenue (HP)May be named for Auburn, New York.
Audrain StreetAudrain Street was renamed Clayton sometime between 1910 and 1924. It was supposedly named for Peter Audrain, Secretary of Governor and Judges Territorial Legislature and Clerk of Courts. Some sources spell the name Audrian. I believe Audrain is correct.

Thanks much to Ashley Prescott for the information about the renaming of this street!

Audrey
Audubon Avenue
Off map
August Street
Aurelia StreetNamed for Aurelia Cutler of Warren, MA, friend of W.B. Wesson
1 small section of the street may still exist. Most of it is now part of the campus of Murry Wright High School.
Aurora Avenue
Austin Street
AutomobilePerhaps named for the 4-wheeled mechanical conveyance.
Avalon Avenue (HP)
Averhill Court
Off map
Avery AvenueMay have been named for patron of the arts, Clara Avery.
Avery TerraceMay have been named for patron of the arts, Clara Avery.
Is basically an alley.
Avis Avenue
Off map
Avon Road
Off map
Avondale Avenue
Off map
Aylmer
B Street
No longer appears on city maps. May still exist.

West of 3100 Vinewood. 1 block south of 3900 Michigan

BachFrederick Bach founded a village in Huron County. This road may have been named for him. It may have been named for the composer. It may have been named for someone/something else.
Bacon Street
Off map
Badger Avenue
Off map
Bagley AvenueNamed for Governor John Judson Bagley. Mary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Bagley Avenue commemorates John J. Bagley, who served two successive terms as Michigan governor from 1877 to 1881. Bagley made Detroit a chewing tobacco leader in the 1840s with Mayflower chewing tobacco. He was also the first president of Michigan Mutual Life Insurance in 1867, a bank trustee, and police commissioner in 1865."
Baker StreetOnly a little over a block exists that is still called Baker. The rest of what was Baker is now Bagley.
Baldwin AvenueHenry P. Baldwin was governor of Michigan in 1872. The street may have been named for him.
Balfour Avenue
Off map
Balmoral Avenue/Road
Baltimore Avenue E-WMaybe named for the city in Maryland -- or its namesake.
Banbee Avenue
Bangor AvenueProbably name for Bangor, Maine.
Bank Street
Off map
Banmoor Place
Off map
Barbara Avenue/Street
Off map
Barclay Avenue (Spw)There was a Barclay Lumber Company in Ontonagon County. The name might come from the same source.
Barham Avenue
Off map
Barker StreetPossibly named for Kirkland Barker, 33rd Mayor of the City of Detroit (1864-1865).
Barlow AvenuePossibly named for New York emigrant, Nathan Barlow.
Barlum Avenue
Barnes StreetJohn F Barnes became postmaster in Midland County in 1897. The street may have been named for him.
Off map
Barr StreetPossibly named for Free Press associate, Robert Barr.
Barrett Street
Barrie Avenue (Spw)
Barron Street
Off map
Barry StreetPossibly named for Michigan Governor John S. Barry (1842-1846).
Bart
Bartholomaei
Bartlett Avenue (HP)Wayland W. Bartlett was a postmaster in Grand Traverse County. I'm not sure if there is a connection.

Highland Park

Barton PlaceFrank Barton was an early settler of Alcona County. I do not know if the street was named for him.
Basil Avenue/Street
Off map
Bassett AvenuePossibly named for Major Henry Bassett, Ninth official commandant of British Fort Detroit (1772-1774).
Off map
Bates StreetThomas T. Bates was secretary of the Traverse City railroad company. It is not clear to me whether or not there is a connection between Thomas and Bates Street. Frederick Bates was the first postmaster of Detroit. It is probably more likely that the street was named for him than for Thomas, but again, I don't know.
Battelle
Baubee Avenue
Bauman Avenue
Baxter Street
Baylis Street
Bayonet Street
Bayside Avenue
Off map
Beacon StreetMay or may not have some connection to Boston's Beacon Hill.
Beaconsfield AvenueMay or may not have some connection to Boston's Beacon Hill.
Off map
Beals Avenue
Beamen Street
Beard Avenue
Beatrice Avenue
Off map
Beaubien StreetNamed for the Beaubien family and their farm, which was bordered by Beaubien Street. Mary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Beaubien and St. Antoine originated from the two Beaubien brothers, Lambert and Antoine, each of whom received half of the family farm after the death of their father, Jean Baptiste Beaubien, one of the first white settlers on the river, opposite Fort Dearborn. Lambert was a colonel in the First Regiment of Detroit's militia. He fought in the War of 1812. Antoine chose to name his property after his patron saint, St. Antoine. Antoine was a lieutenant colonel in the Michigan Territorial Militia. He donated a chunk of his land for the Sacred Heart Academy, once located at the corner of Jefferson and St. Antoine."
Beaufait StreetNamed for the Beaufait family who owned land, possibly a ribbon farm, in Detroit.
Beaufield
Beaumont Avenue
Off map
Beaver StreetI would venture to guess that this street was named for the animal known as the beaver. Beaver pelts were a prized commodity in the area for a while.
BeaverlandI would venture to guess that this street was named for the animal known as the beaver. Beaver pelts were a prized commodity in the area for a while.
Off map
Bedford CourtMay be named for Bedford, New York.
Bedford RoadMay be named for Bedford, New York.
Off map
Beech StreetNamed for a forest tree of Michigan
Beechdale AvenueWas probably named for the beech tree or Henry Ward Beecher.
Beecher StreetNamed for Henry Ward Beecher
Off map
Beechton AvenueWas probably named for the beech tree or Henry Ward Beecher.
Beechwood AvenueWas probably named for the beech tree.
Begole Avenue
Beierman
Beland Avenue/Street
Belden AvenueProbably named for Francis J. Belden.
Belfast AvenueProbably named for the city in Ireland.
Belle AvenueBelle Isle was named for Isabelle Cass, the daughter of General Lewis Cass. It is possible that Belle Street has the same origin.
Belleterre Avenue
Bellevue Avenue
Belmont Avenue
Belmont Avenue (Ham)
Belton Avenue/Street
Belvidere Avenue
Benard
Benham Avenue
Beniteau Avenue
Off map
Benlow Court
Bennett Avenue/StreetPossibly named for Thomas Bennett, Thirteenth official commandant of British Fort Detroit (1786).
Benson StreetSwan Benson was a postmaster in Wexford County. It is possible that the street was named for him.
Bentler Avenue/Street
Off map
Benton StreetPerhaps named for the Missouri Senator (great uncle of the artist of the same name), Thomas Hart Benton, or not...
Berden Street
Off map
Berdeno
Beresford Avenue (HP)

Highland Park

Berg Road

Off map

Berkley Road
Berkshire Avenue (Spw)Berkshire is a breed of swine; but the street was probably named for Berkshire County, England.
Berkshire RoadBerkshire is a breed of swine; but the street was probably named for Berkshire County, England.
BermudaProbably named for the British Territory of Bermuda.
Bernard Avenue (Ham)

Hamtramck

Berres Avenue (Ham)

Hamtramck

Berry AvenuePossibly named for John G Berry. It is more likely, I think, that it was named Joseph H. Berry and/or his brother, Thomas and/or Joseph's daughter, Alice Berry Lodge.
Bertha
Bertrum
Bessemore Avenue

Off map

Best
Bethlawn
Bethune Avenue E-W
Beverly Court
Bewick Avenue
Beyer Street
Biddle AvenueProbably named for John Biddle, 4th Mayor of the City of Detroit (1827-1828).
Billet Street
Biltmore Avenue/Street

Off map

Binder Avenue
Bingham StreetProbably named for governor Kingsley S. Bingham.

Off map

Bingham Street (Spw)Probably named for governor Kingsley S. Bingham.
Birch Avenue/StreetProbably named for the birch tree.

Off map

Birchcrest DriveProbably named for the birch tree.
BirminghamProbably named for the town in England.
Birwood Avenue
Bishop RoadPossibly named for congressman Roswell p. Bishop.

Off map

Bismark Avenue (Ham)

Hamtramck

Bivouac Street
BlackburnMaybe named for slaves, Thornton Blackburn and his wife. I don't know if this is the case.
Blackett
BlackmarPossibly named for A.T. Blackmar who owned a sawmill
Blackmoor Avenue/Street

Off map

Blackstone Avenue
Blaine Avenue
Blair Avenue
Blake Avenue
Bland Avenue (Spw)
Bleser Avenue (Spw)
BlissProbably named for Governor Aaron T Bliss.
Bloody RunName given to Parent's Creek in 1763 after 160 British soldiers died their during Pontiac's War.
Bloom Avenue
Bloomfield Road
Blowers Avenue
Blue Hill Avenue
Blythe Avenue/Street
Boes Alley
Boleyn Avenue/Street
Bonaparte AvenueProbably named for Napoleon Bonaparte.
Bonita Avenue
Bordeau Avenue
Bortle Avenue
Boston AvenueNamed for the City of Boston in MA
Boston Boulevard E-WNamed for the City of Boston in MA
Bostwick StreetNamed after James Bostwick, land owner
Bosworth Court
Botsford Street (Ham)

Hamtramck

Boulder Avenue
Boulevard Court
Bourke Avenue
Boxwood AvenueProbably named for the tree or shrub.
Boyd Street
Brace Avenue/Street
Braden Avenue
Bradford Avenue
Bradley Avenue
Brady StreetMay be named for General Hugh Brady.
Braile Avenue
Brainard StreetNamed for Martha Brainard-Spencer, the wife of General Joseph Spencer and grandmother of Mrs. Lewis Cass
Bramell Avenue
Bramford Street
Brandon Avenue
Brandt Avenue (Spw)
Brayton Avenue
Breckenridge AvenueNamed for Vice President John C. Breckenridge
Breeze Avenue
Bremen Avenue
Brennan Avenue
Brentwood
Brentwood Avenue E-W
Bretton Drive
Brevoort PlaceNamed for Judge Augustus Brevoort Woodward OR H.J.B. Breevort, who was one of thirty leading Detroit citizens deported by General Proctor for criticizing the General's actions during the War of 1812.
Brewster Street
Briarcliff Avenue
Brighton Avenue (HP)

Highland Park

Brimson Avenue
Bringard Drive
Brinker Avenue
Brinker Street
Brinket Avenue
Bristol Avenue/Place
Bristow Avenue
Britain Avenue
Broadstreet Avenue
Broadway
Brock Avenue
Brockton Avenue/Street
Brombach Avenue (Ham)

Hamtramck

Bromley Avenue
Brooklyn AvenueProbably named for Brooklyn, NY.
Brooks (Brookes) Avenue
Brow Street
Brown PlaceProbably named for Dr. William Brown, who was one of thirty leading Detroit citizens deported by General Proctor for criticizing the General's actions during the War of 1812.
Bruce Avenue
Bruckner Avenue
Brunswick Avenue
Brush StreetNamed for Elijah Brush's farm (originally the Askin farm belonging to John Askin). Mary Bailey of the Detroit News writes, "Brush was named after Edmund Askin Brush, son of Elijah Brush, who was a leading lawyer and Detroit's second appointed mayor. Brush Street was also the Brush property boundary. Edmund studied law, as did his father before him. He was Secretary to the Governor and judge of the Michigan Territory in 1823, a private secretary to Lewis Cass in 1826, a court recorder, a member of the City Planning Commission and a police commissioner. "
Bryan Avenue (Spw)
Bryant AvenueNamed for the aunt of W.B. Wesson
Bryden Avenue
Bryson Avenue
Buchanan StreetNamed for President James Buchanan
Buckingham Road
Buelow Court
Buena Vista Avenue E-W (HP)May be named for an American victory at Buena Vista, Mexico in 1847. Or maybe just because of a nice view.

Highland Park

Buffalo Avenue (Ham)

Hamtramck

Buhl AvenueNamed for Christian Buhl, 31st Mayor of the City of Detroit (1860-1861).
Buhr Avenue
Bulwer Avenue
Burchill Court
Burdeno Street
Burger Avenue (Ham)

Hamtramck

Burgess Avenue
Burke Avenue
Burlage Place
Burley Avenue (Spw)
Burlingame Avenue
Burlington Road
Burnette AvenueProbably named for James Burnett, who was one of thirty leading Detroit citizens deported by General Proctor for criticizing the General's actions during the War of 1812.
Burns Avenue
Burns Drive
Burnside AvenueNamed for Civil War General Ambrose Burnside.

Special thanks to John Bezik for this information.

Burnside Avenue (Spw)
Burrell Place
Burroughs AvenuePossibly named for Clyde Burroughs of the DIA.
Burt Avenue
Burt Court
Burt Road
Burton AvenueMight have been named for Detroit historian, Clarence Monroe Burton.
Burwell Avenue
BushThere was a Detroit Tiger (1906) named Donie Bush. I don't know if the street was named for him. Probably not.
Bushey StreetNamed for Joseph Bushey, land owner
Butler Avenue (Ham)Named for Milton H. Butler, land owner

Hamtramck

Butternut StreetNamed for the tree indigenous to Michigan. It is common for areas in cities to have streets named after trees. Butternut Street in Detroit is near Poplar, Ash, Pine, Spruce, Magnolia, Mulberry, and Sycamore Streets.
Byron Avenue
C Street
No longer appears on city maps. May still exist.

West of 3100 Vinewood. 1 block south of 3900 Michigan

Cabacier's CreekCabacier was the name of one of Detroit's original ribbon farmers. See also May's Creek
Cabot Avenue
Cadet Avenue
Cadieux Avenue
Cadillac AvenueNamed for the founder of Detroit, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac.
Cadillac BoulevardNamed for the founder of Detroit, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac.
Cadillac SquareNamed for the founder of Detroit, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac.
Caely Avenue
Cahalan Avenue
Cairney Avenue
Caldwell AvenueThomas T. Caldwell (Missaukee County) and James C. Caldwell (Quilna Township Postmaster) both figure into Michigan history. Quilan Township was renamed Caldwell Township (1873) for Thomas. Perhaps the street got its name from one of these men -- or the township (if the street was named after 1873).
Calhoun Avenue (Spw)
California Avenue (HP)Probably named for the state.

Highland Park

Calumet AvenueA calumet is the name of the clay stone bowl in some Native American peace pipes.
Calvert Avenue
Cambridge AvenueCould be named for Cambridge Township or Cambridge, England or neither.
Cambridge RoadCould be named for Cambridge Township or Cambridge, England or neither.
Cambridge Road N-SCould be named for Cambridge Township or Cambridge, England or neither.
Camden StreetCamden in Hillsdale County was named for Camden, NY (Michigan Place Names). Camden Street may get its name from the town in Hillsdale, the town in New York, the district in London, Camden Yard, or none of the above.
Cameron Avenue
Camille Street
Camley Street
Campau Street N-SNamed for the Campau family ribbon farm.
Campau's RiverSee May's Creek
Campbell AvenueCampbell in Ionia County was named for Irish immigrant brothers Jeremiah and Martin Campbell (Michigan Place Names). There may or may not be a connection here.
Campbell Avenue N-SCampbell in Ionia County was named for Irish immigrant brothers Jeremiah and Martin Campbell (Michigan Place Names). There may or may not be a connection here.
Campus Martius
Candler Avenue (HP)

Highland Park

Canfield Avenue E-WJohn and Roswell Canfield began a settle in Manistee County called Canfield Mill Settlement (Michigan Place Names). The name may come from them/there.
Caniff Avenue
Canonbury Street
Canterbury Avenue (Spw)Perhaps named for the place in England.
Canterbury RoadPerhaps named for the cathedral city in England.
Canton Avenue
Canyon
Capitol Avenue
Carbon StreetCarbon in Saginaw County was named because the region was heavy with coal mining (Michigan Place Names). Not sure if that means anything for this street.
Carbondale AvenueCarbondale in Menominee County was named because of its charcoal kilns (Michigan Place Names). Not sure if that means anything for this street.
Cardoni Avenue
Carlbert Avenue
Carleton AvenueMay have been named for George W. Carleton. Or it may have been named for Michigan poet, Will Carleton (1845-1912)(Michigan Place Names).
Carlin Street
Carlisle Street
Carman Avenue
Carmel Avenue
Carol Street
Caroline Street
Carpenter AvenueNamed for Carpenter Creek and the Carpenter family (early farmers).

Special thanks to John Bezik for this information.

Carrie Avenue
Carson AvenueMay be named for Carson City, Nevada. Could also be named for Arthur Carson (for whom Carsonville in Sanilac County was named; Michigan Place Names)
Carten/Carton Avenue
Carter Avenue
Cartridge Avenue
Cary Street
Cascade AvenueCascade in Kent County was named for ''the fine fall of water.'' (Michigan Place Names). I don't know if that can apply here or not.
Casgrain Avenue
Casino
Casmere Avenue (Ham)

Hamtramck

Casper Avenue
Cass AvenueNamed for Lewis Cass.
Mary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Like a number of other streets located west of Woodward, Cass was once a farm boundary line. The Lewis Cass farm, purchased from the Macomb family, was one of the largest Detroit farms, the width of Cass to Third Street and north from the Detroit River to Grand Boulevard in length. The 500 acres bought for $12,000 and the subsequent growth of Detroit made Cass a very wealthy man.

Cass came to Detroit as a schoolmaster in the early 1800s and became a lawyer, a colonel in the militia, and a general in the U.S. Army.

In 1813 President James Madison appointed Cass the second governor of the Michigan territory, a post he held for 18 years. He became a U.S. Senator from Michigan in 1845. In 1848 he ran for president as a Democrat, but lost to Whig Zachary Taylor. He served in the Senate until 1857 and was President James Buchanan's Secretary of State.

Cass Street was located immediately west o
Castle Avenue
Castle Avenue (Spw)
Castleton AvenueCould be named for Castleton in Barry County.
Cathedral Avenue
Catherine Street
Cavalry Avenue N-S
Cecil AvenueCould be named for Cecil in Emmet County.
Cedar AvenueProbably named for the Cedar tree.
Cedargrove AvenueProbably named for the Cedar tree.
Cedarhurst AvenueProbably named for the Cedar tree.
Cedarlawn AvenueProbably named for the Cedar tree.
Celeron AvenueProbably named for Celeron de Blainville. Celeron Island is named for him. The French sent him to protect their claims in the Ohio Valley in 1749. He became a commandant at the fort. Alternate spelling is Celoron.
CelestineNamed for Celestine Young (Frank X. Young's son and Thomas Constace's great-uncle)

Special thanks to Thomas Constance for providing this information.

Celia Street
Center Line RoadNamed by the French because it was the middle one of three Native American trails leading from Fort Ponchartrain to trading posts in the north.
Central AvenueProbably named for marking the center of something.
Centre/Center StreetProbably named for marking the center of something.
Chadwick StreetChadwick in Ionia County was named for Charles Chadwick (Michigan Place Names). This street may or may not have been named for the man or the town.
Chalfonte AvenueNamed after a French Lieutenant Chalfonte in the French garrison posted at Fort Ponchartrain, back around the 1750s, when the Canadian Governor was offering free land to anyone who would settle in Detroit.

Special thanks to Larry Topping who learned this story from his mother. Larry adds, ''Now, I don't know if this story is true or not, but it's the only story I've ever heard about the name origin of Detroit's Chalfonte Avenue. ''

Chalmers Avenue N-S
Chamberlain AvenueChamberlain in St. Joseph County was named for Francis J. Chamberlain, its first postmaster (1842)(Michigan Place Names). I don't know if the street shares this namesake.
Chandler AvenueMary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Chandler is the namesake of Senator Zachariah Chandler, a leading merchant, former mayor of Detroit (1851) and founder of the Republican party. The Detroit News building on Lafayette was built on the site of his former home."

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Chandler Avenue (HP)Mary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Chandler is the namesake of Senator Zachariah Chandler, a leading merchant, former mayor of Detroit (1851) and founder of the Republican party. The Detroit News building on Lafayette was built on the site of his former home."

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Chandler Park DriveMary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Chandler is the namesake of Senator Zachariah Chandler, a leading merchant, former mayor of Detroit (1851) and founder of the Republican party. The Detroit News building on Lafayette was built on the site of his former home."

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Chapaton StreetThe Chapatons or Chapotans were early Detroit landowners (possibly ribbon farmers) and this street's namesake/s.
Chapel Avenue
Chapin StreetChapin in Saginaw County was named for township organizer, Austin Chapin (Michigan Place Names). Chapin Lake in St. Joseph County was named for settler, David Chapin (Michigan Place Names). The street may or may not have been named for the township, the lake or one (or both) of the men.
Charest Avenue(Ham)Possibly named for a Civil War General.

(Hamtramck) Special thanks to John Bezik for this information.

Charlemagne AvenueProbably named for the Roman Emperor.
Charles StreetAccording to Michigan Place Names, there are several ''Charles'' who gave their names to Michigan places. There was lumberman Charles F. Read (Mackinac County); Jacob Charles (Cass County); postmaster Charles M. Nichols (Kalamazoo County). This street could be named for any of these men or places, or something completely different.
Charleston AvenueAccording to Michigan Place Names, there are several ''Charles'' who gave their names to Michigan places. There was lumberman Charles F. Read (Mackinac County); Jacob Charles (Cass County); postmaster Charles M. Nichols (Kalamazoo County). This street could be named for any of these men or places, or something completely different.
Charlevoix AvenueNamed for Father Pierre Francis Xavier Charlevoix.
Charlotte AvenueCharlotte in Eaton County was named for the wife of Edmond Bostwick (Michigan Place Names). I don't know if this street has any connection to the town or the woman.
Chartier Avenue (Ham)
Chase Road (Spw)Joseph Chase was the first postmaster in what became Chase's Corners in Oakland County (Michigan Place Names). There may or may not be a connection here.
Chase StreetJoseph Chase was the first postmaster in what became Chase's Corners in Oakland County (Michigan Place Names). There may or may not be a connection here.
Chatfield Street
Chatham Avenue/StreetChatham in Alger County was named for Chatham, Ontario (Michigan Place Names). I don't know if the street has any connection.
Chatsworth Avenue/Road
Chelsea AvenueChelsea in Washtenaw County was named for Chelsea, Massachusetts (Michigan Place Names). This street was likely to be named for one of the towns.
Chene StreetNamed for the Chene family ribbon farm.
Chenlot Avenue/Street
Cherokee DriveWell, probably named for the Native American Nation.
Cherry StreetNow known as ''Kaline Street'' for Tiger great, Al Kaline. When it was Cherry Street, it was probably named for the cherry tree.
Cherrylawn AvenueProbably named for the cherry tree.
Cheshire Avenue/StreetProbably named for Cheshire, England.
Chesterfield RoadMay have been named for Chesterfield in Macomb County.
Chestnut StreetProbably named for the chestnut tree. It is common for areas in cities to have streets named after trees. Chestnut Street in Detroit is near Maple Street.
Cheyenne Avenue/StreetProbably named for the Native American Nation/tribe.
Chicago AvenueProbably named for Chicago, Illinois.
Chicago BoulevardProbably named for Chicago, Illinois.
Chipman Place/Street
Chippewa Avenue/StreetI'm guessing this was named for the Native American Nation/tribe.
Chope Place
Chopin AvenuePerhaps named for composer, Frederic Chopin.
Christiancy StreetProbably a religious thing.
Christopher Avenue (Ham)
Christy Avenue
Church Street
Church Street (HP)

Highland Park

Church Street (Spw)
Churchill AvenueThere was once a church that sat on a hill... Just kidding. I don't know...
Cicotte StreetPerhaps named for Springwells, Michigan born baseball player Eddie Victor Cicotte.
Ciliax Street
Cincinnati StreetProbably named for the town in Ohio.
Civic Place
Clairmount Avenue
Clairpoint/e Avenue N-S
Clairview Avenue
Clarendon AvenueClarendon in Calhoun County was named for Clarendon, New York. The street may have been named for one of these places.
Clarion AvenueClarion in Charlevoix County was named for Clarion, Pennsylvania. The street may have been named for one of these places.
Clarita Street
Clark AvenueClark City in Monroe County was named for postmaster, Justus Clark. I don't know if there is a connection.
Clark Avenue SClark City in Monroe County was named for postmaster, Justus Clark. I don't know if there is a connection.
Clark CourtClark City in Monroe County was named for postmaster, Justus Clark. I don't know if there is a connection.
Clarkdale AvenueClark City in Monroe County was named for postmaster, Justus Clark. I don't know if there is a connection.
Clay Avenue/Street
Clayburn Street
Clayton Avenue
Clements Avenue
Cleveland Avenue/StreetMay be named for Cleveland, Ohio (which is named for General Moses Cleaveland) or may be named for President Grover Cleveland. If you find out when the street was named, that might help eliminate one or both of these possibilities.
Cleveland PlaceMay be named for Cleveland, Ohio (which is named for General Moses Cleaveland) or may be named for President Grover Cleveland. If you find out when the street was named, that might help eliminate one or both of these possibilities.
Cliff Avenue
Clifford StreetMary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Clifford has a bit of humor attached to its name. Thomas Cliff owned the only home in this area of the city and ran a tavern where the David Whitney Building now stands. A creek crossed the road near the tavern and overflowed onto the road in the spring. When the festive set of Detroit wanted some merry-making, they usually went up to Cliff's place and crossed over the creek by means of stepping stones. When the roisterers returned they had great difficulty keeping on the stones, so they would return to town wet to their knees (sometimes even elbows). The townspeople referred to the crossing as "Cliff's ford." It first appeared on a map published by John Farmer in 1835."

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Clifton Avenue
Clinton Street
Clippert Street
Clough Street
Cloverdale Avenue
Cloverlawn Avenue
Clyde Avenue
Cobalt Street
Cobb PlaceNamed for Ty Cobb.
Codding Street
Cody Avenue
Coe Street
Colburn Place
Colby Street
Coleman Avenue (Spw)
Colfax Avenue
College Avenue/Street
Collingham Drive
Collingwood Avenue
Collins Avenue (Ham)

Hamtramck

Colonial Avenue
Colorado Avenue (HP)Named for the state of Colorado.

Highland Park

Colton Avenue
Columbia Avenue E-WMary Bailey of the Detroit News writes: "John R, Elizabeth and Columbia streets are named for personal reasons. John R. Williams was a landowner , merchant and bank president in the first half of the 19th century, who named the street after himself. Baptized John Williams, he adopted the letter 'R' to distinguish himself from another John Williams in Detroit. Some of his business ventures, such as publishing an early newspaper, included his uncle, Joseph Campau. Williams was a general in the Territorial Militia, a member of the board of trustees at the 'new' University of Michigan and the first elected Detroit mayor in 1824. Williams named Elizabeth after his daughter, and Columbia after a street where he lived in Albany, New York."

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Columbus AvenueProbably named for Christopher Columbus.
Commercial Street
Commonwealth Avenue
Commor Avenue (Ham)

Hamtramck

Compass Avenue
Comstock Avenue (Ham)Probably named for Michigan Governor William Comstock.

Hamtramck

Conant Avenue
Concord Avenue
Conger Avenue
Congress Street E-WMary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Congress was named in honor of the 1826 Congress. In that year, Congress granted to Detroit the military reserve through which the street ran."

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Conley Avenue
Connecticut Avenue (HP)Named for the state?

Highland Park

Connors/Conner Avenue
Connors/Conner Lane
Conrad Street
Constance Avenue
Continental Avenue N-S
Conwar Place
Conway Avenue
Cook Street
Cooley StreetProbably named for Thomas F. Cooley, Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court.
Coolidge HighwayProbably named for President Calvin Coolidge.
Coon Avenue
Cooper AvenueNamed for barrel makers everywhere... Maybe.
Cooper CourtNamed for barrel makers everywhere... Maybe.
Cope Avenue
Copland Avenue N-S
Coplin Avenue N-S
Coram Street
Corbett Avenue
Corbin Avenue
Cordell Street
Cordova Avenue
Corey Street
Cornell Avenue
Cornwall Avenue
Cortland Avenue (HP)

Highland Park

Cottage Grove Avenue (HP)

Highland Park

Cotterell Avenue
Coulter Avenue (Spw)
Council Street (Ham)

Hamtramck

Courville Avenue
Coventry Avenue
Covert Avenue
Covington Drive
Coyle Avenue
Craft Street
Craig Avenue (Ham)

Hamtramck

Craig Street
Crane Avenue
Cranshaw Avenue
Crawford Avenue
Crawford Street S
Cresswell Street
Crocuslawn AvenueA lawn full of crocus is a lovely sight in spring.
Cromwell Avenue
Cromwell Street
Cross Street
Crossley Street S
Crowley Avenue
Crown
Crudder Avenue
Crusade Street
Cruse Street
Crystal Street
Cullen AvenueDon't even go there...
Culver Avenue
Culver Avenue (Spw)
Cumberland Avenue/Way
Curt Street
Curtis Avenue
Curwood
Cushing Avenue
Custer Avenue
Cutler Street
Cypress/Cyprus StreetProbably named for the tree (cypress) or the sovereign state (Cyprus).
D Street
No longer appears on city maps. May still exist.

West of 3100 Vinewood. 1 block south of 3900 Michigan

Da Costa Avenue
Dailey Avenue
Dailey Court
Dakota Avenue E-W
Dale Avenue
Dale Street (Spw)
Dallas Street
Dalrymple Street
Dalzelle Street
Dan Avenue
Danbury Avenue
Dane Street
Danforth Avenue (Ham)

Hamtramck

Daniels Avenue
Darcy Place
Dartmouth Avenue
Darwin Street
Davenport Avenue
David Avenue
Davie Avenue (Spw)
Davis Place
Davison Avenue E
Davison Avenue W (HP)
Dawes Street
Dawson Avenue
Dayton Street
De Buel Avenue
De Soto/a Avenue
Deacon Street
Dean Avenue
Dearborn Avenue
Dearing Avenue
Decatur Avenue
Defer PlacePossibly named for George Defer.
Dehner Avenue
Delaware AvenueNamed for the state of Delaware.
Delmar Avenue
Delray Street
Delta Avenue
Deming Street
Denmark Avenue
Dennis Street
Dennison Street
Denton Avenue (Ham)

Hamtramck

Denver Street
Depot Esplanade
Dequindre StreetNamed for the Dequindre family ribbon farm.
Derby Avenue
Desgrandchamp Avenue
Desmond Avenue
Desner Avenue
Detloff Court
Detroit Street
Detwiler Avenue
Devereaux StreetNamed for former Red Wing, Boyd Devereaux -- just kidding.
Devine Avenue
Devon Avenue
Devonshire RoadProbably named for the county in England.
Dewey Avenue
Dexter Avenue
Dexter Boulevard
Dey Street N-S
Dickerson Avenue N
Dill Place
Dinser
Distel Street
Diversey Avenue
Division Street
Dix Avenue (Spw)
Dix Avenue N-S
Dobel Avenue
Dodge Avenue
Dolan Street
Dolphin Street
Dolson Street
Domine Avenue
Donald Avenue (Spw)
Donald Place
Dora StreetDora Street was named for the daughter of Anton Kaier (see Kaier Street and Flora Street).

Special thanks to Anita Hiltz, granddaughter of Anton Kaier, for this information.

Dorchester Street
Doremus Avenue (Ham)

Hamtramck

Doris Avenue
Doris Avenue (HP)
Dorothy Avenue
Dorset Street
Dort Street
Dover Avenue
Downing Avenue N-S
Doyle Avenue
Dragoon Avenue
Dragoon Avenue S
Drake Street
Dresden Avenue
Drexel Avenue (Spw)
Drexel Avenue N-S
Drifton Avenue
Driggs Street
Drydock Street
Drysdale Avenue (Spw)
Duane Avenue
Dubay Avenue
Dublin Street (Ham)
Dubois Street
Duchess Avenue
Duffield Street
Dumbarton/Dunbarton Avenue
Dumfries Avenue
Duncan Street
Dundee Avenue
Dunedin Avenue
Dunkirk Avenue
Dunn Road
Dupont Avenue S
Duprey Street
Durand Street
Durham Place
Dwight Avenue
Dwyer Avenue
Dyar Street (Ham)

Hamtramck

E Street
No longer appears on city maps. May still exist.

West of 3100 Vinewood. 1 block south of 3900 Michigan

Eagle Place
Earle Place
Eason Avenue (HP)

Highland Park

East Hampton
Eastburn Street
Eastern Place
Eastlawn Avenue
Eastwood Avenue
Eaton Avenue
Edgar Street
Edgefield
Edgerton Avenue (Spw)
Edgeton Avenue
Edgevale Avenue
Edgewood Avenue
Edinborough Avenue
Edison Avenue
Edlie Avenue
Edmonton Avenue
Edmore Drive
Edmund Place
Edna Avenue (Spw)
Edsel AvenueNamed for Edsel Ford -- or his flop of a car!
Edward Avenue (HP)
Edward Street
Edwin Avenue
Edwin Avenue (Ham)
Elba Place
Eldon Avenue
Eldred Street
Eldridge Street
Electric Avenue
Elgin Avenue
Elijah McCoy DriveNamed for Detroiter Elijah McCoy who he held more than 40 patents for industrial oiling devices. Read more

Thanks to Daniel Showalter, Wayne State University graduate and Henry Ford Museum former employee, for this information.

Eliot Street
Elizabeth Street E-WMary Bailey of the Detroit News writes: "John R, Elizabeth and Columbia streets are named for personal reasons. John R. Williams was a landowner , merchant and bank president in the first half of the 19th century, who named the street after himself. Baptized John Williams, he adopted the letter 'R' to distinguish himself from another John Williams in Detroit. Some of his business ventures, such as publishing an early newspaper, included his uncle, Joseph Campau. Williams was a general in the Territorial Militia, a member of the board of trustees at the 'new' University of Michigan and the first elected Detroit mayor in 1824. Williams named Elizabeth after his daughter, and Columbia after a street where he lived in Albany, New York."

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Ellen Avenue
Eller/y Street (Ham)

Hamtramck

Ellery Avenue (Ham)

Hamtramck

Ellery Place
Ellery Street
Ellis Avenue
Ellsworth Avenue
Elm StreetProbably named for the elm tree. It is common for areas in cities to have streets named after trees. Elm Street in Detroit is near Butternut, Ash, Pine, Spruce, Magnolia, Mulberry, Hazel, and Sycamore Streets.
Elmdale Avenue
Elmer Street
Elmhurst Avenue
Elmira Avenue
Elmo Avenue
Elmwood Avenue
Elsa Avenue
Elsmere Avenue
Elwood Street
Elza Street
Emden Avenue
Emeline
Emerson Avenue N-S
Emery Avenue
Emily Avenue
Emily Street
Emmons Avenue
Endicott Avenue
Engle Avenue
Engleside Street
Englewood Avenue
Epworth Boulevard
Erbie Avenue
Erie Avenue E-W
Erle Avenue
Erskine Street
Erwin Avenue
Esper Avenue
Essex Avenue
Essex Avenue (Spw)
Ethel Avenue
Euclid Avenue E-W
Eugene Avenue
Eugene Street (Spw)
Eureka Avenue
Eustache Avenue
Evaline Avenue (Ham)

Hamtramck

Evalyn Avenue
Evans Avenue
Evanston Street
Evawal Avenue (Spw)
Evergreen Road
Everts Street
Ewald Circle
Ewers Street
Exeter Avenue
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411

F Street
No longer appears on city maps. May still exist.

West of 3100 Vinewood. 1 block south of 3900 Michigan

F. & P.M. Street
Faber Street (Ham)

Hamtramck

Fairbanks Avenue
Fairchild AvenueFairchild Road in Chesterfield, was named after Stephen Fairchild, an old-time civic leader. It is possible that this was named for the same person.

(Some information courtesy of Frank DeFrank with the Macomb Daily and Robert Szudarek)

Faircrest Avenue
Fairfax Avenue
Fairfield Avenue
Fairmount Drive
Fairport Avenue
Fairview Avenue
Fairway Drive
Falcon Avenue
Falcon Avenue (Ham)
Falcon Court
Fargo Avenue
Farmbrook Avenue
Farmer Street
Farmington Road
Farnsworth Avenue
Farr Avenue
Farrand Avenue (HP)

Highland Park

Faust Avenue
Faust Road
Fayette Avenue
Federal Avenue
Felch Street
Fenelon Avenue
Fenkell Avenue
Fenmore Avenue
Fenton Avenue
Fenwick Street
Ferdinand Avenue
Ferdinand Avenue S
Ferguson Avenue
Ferguson Avenue (Ham)
Fern Avenue
Fern Place
Ferndale Avenue
Ferndale Avenue (Spw)
Ferney Street (Spw)
Fernhill Avenue
Fernwood Avenue
Fernwood Avenue (Spw)
Ferris Avenue
Ferris Avenue (HP)
Ferry Avenue E-W
Ferry Park Avenue
Field Avenue
Fielding Avenue
Filbert Avenue
Filer Avenue
Findlay Avenue
Finley Street
Firwood Avenue
Fischer Avenue
Fiske Avenue/Drive
Fitzpatrick Street
Five-Point Avenue
Flanders Avenue
Fleet Street
Fleming Avenue (Ham)

Hamtramck

Fletcher Street
Flora StreetFlora Street was named for the daughter of Anton Kaier (see Kaier Street and Dora Street).

Special thanks to Anita Hiltz, granddaughter of Anton Kaier, for this information.

Florence Avenue
Florence Avenue (HP)
Florian Avenue (Ham)Named for the landmark Catholic Church, St.Florians.

Special thanks to John Bezik for this information.

Florida AvenueNamed for the state of Florida
Flower Court/Street
Floyd Avenue
Foley Street
Ford Avenue (HP)Named for automobile magnate, Henry Ford.

Highland Park

Ford Avenue (Spw)
Ford CourtNamed for automobile magnate, Henry Ford.
Ford HighwayNamed for automobile magnate, Henry Ford.
Ford Highway (Spw)Named for automobile magnate, Henry Ford.
Ford Road (Spw)Named for automobile magnate, Henry Ford.
Fordale Street
Fordham Street
Fordson Avenue
Fordson Highway
Fordyce Street
Forest Avenue E-W
Forest Court
Forest Lawn Avenue
Forman Avenue N-S
Forrer Street
Forsyth Street
Fort Street E-W-SMary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Fort and Shelby streets were named after Fort Shelby, which was located there. The western point of Fort Street was opened and named in 1827 when the remains of Fort Shelby were razed. The fort was named after Gov. Isaac Shelby of Kentucky, who aided Michigan in the War of 1812 with troops from his home state. "

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Fortune Street S
Foster Street
Fournier Street
Fox Avenue
Francis Avenue N-S
Francisco Avenue
Frank Street
Frankfort Avenue
Franklin Street
Frass Avenue
Frazer Place
Freda Avenue
Freda Avenue (Spw)
Frederick Avenue
Fredro Avenue
Freeland Street
Freer Street
Fremont Place
French Road
Freud Avenue
Friedberg Avenue (HP)

Highland Park

Frisbee Street
Front Street
Frontenac AvenueNamed for Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac, Governor of New France (1698).
Fullerton Avenue
Fulton Avenue
Furguson Avenue
G.A.R. Street
Gable Avenue
Gage Street
Gainsborough/Gainsboro Road
Gale Street
Gallagher AvenueNamed for Civil War General Gary W. Gallagher.

Special thanks to John Bezik for this information.

Galster Street
Garden Avenue
Gardendale Avenue
Garfield AvenueProbably name for President Garfield.
Garfield PlaceProbably name for President Garfield.
Garland AvenueCould have been named for the Garland Range, produced by the Michigan Stove Company, which was located, not on, but near Garland Avenue.
Garnet Avenue
Gartner Avenue
Garvin Avenue
Gary Avenue
Gates Street N-S
Gateshead Street
Gavel Street
Gaylord Avenue
Gaynor Court
Geimer Avenue (Ham)Named for Hamtramck city councilman, Charles Geimer(1911).

Special thanks to John Bezik for this information.

Genesee Street
Geneva Avenue (HP)
Genoa Avenue
George Avenue
George Avenue (HP)

Highland Park

George Street
Georgeland Avenue
Georgia Avenue
Gerald Avenue (HP)

Highland Park

Gerisch Street
Gibson StreetGibson Avenue was named after home builder William H. Gibson.

Special thanks to Thomas E. Gibson for this information.

Giese Street
Gietzen/Geitzen Street
Gilbert Avenue
Gilbo Avenue
Gilchrist StreetNamed for former Detroit Red Wing Brent Gilchrist (just kidding!). I don't know this one.
Gillett Street
Gilroy Avenue
Girardin Avenue
Gitre Avenue
Gladstone Avenue
Gladwin Avenue
Gladys Avenue
Glastonbury Road
Gleason Avenue
Glenco Avenue
Glendale Avenue (HP)
Glendale Court
Glenfield Avenue
Glenhurst Avenue
Glenwood Avenue
Glinnan Avenue
Globe Avenue
Gloucester Drive
Glover Avenue
Glynn Court
Goddard Avenue
Goethe Avenue
Golden Gate Avenue E-W
Goldner Street
Goldsmith Street
Goodson Avenue (Ham)

Hamtramck

Goodwin Avenue
Gordon Street
Gore AvenueNamed for Should-Be-President Al Gore (just kidding!). I don't know this one.
Goulburn Street
Gould Street
Govin Street
Grace Avenue
Graham Road
Graham Street
Grand Avenue E-W (HP)
Grand Boulevard E-W
Grand Haven Avenue (Ham)

Hamtramck

Grand River E-WBegan as a Native American hunting/travelling path. Mary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Grand River was part of the original road that led west from Detroit to the Grand River at Grand Rapids."
Grandmont Road
Grandview Avenue
Grandville Avenue
Grandy Avenue
Grandy Avenue (Ham)
Granger Street
Grant Avenue
Grant Court
Granville Place
Gratiot AvenueBegan as a Native American hunting/travelling path (some say at was a military road). It's named after Gen. Charles Gratiot, the engineer in charge of the project. Construction on Gratiot was completed in 1831.

(Some information courtesy of Frank DeFrank with the Macomb Daily and Robert Szudarek)

Gratiot Court
Graves Street
Gravier Avenue
Gray Avenue
Graydon Avenue
Grayfield Avenue
Grayling Avenue (Ham)

Hamtramck

Grayton Street
Greeley Avenue
Green Avenue N-S
Green Place
Greendale Avenue E-W
Greenfield Avenue
Greenlawn Avenue
Greensboro Avenue
Greenview Avenue
Greenview Road
Greenway Avenue
Greenwood Avenue (HP)

Highland Park

Gregorie Avenue
Greiner Avenue
Greusel Street
Greydale Avenue
Greyfriars Avenue
Griffin Avenue
Griggs Avenue
Grinnell Avenue
Griswold StreetMary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Griswold was named by Michigan Territorial governor William Woodbridge in honor of Governor Roger Griswold of Connecticut. "

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Grixdale Avenue E-W
Groesbeck HighwayNamed for former Michigan Governor Alex J. Groesbeck. Groesbeck launched the highway project during his term.

(Information courtesy of Frank DeFrank with the Macomb Daily and Robert Szudarek)

Grotto Avenue/Court
Grove Avenue (HP)
Grover Avenue
Gruebner/Greubner Street
Grummond Avenue
Guilford Street
Guilloz Street
Gunston Avenue
Guoin Street
Guthrie Street
Hackett Street
Hafeli Place
Hague Avenue
Hale Street
Hall Place
Hall Street
Halleck AvenueNamed for Civil War General Henry Halleck.

Special thanks to John Bezik for this information.

Halley Avenue
Hamburg Avenue
Hamilton Avenue
Hamilton Road
Hamlet Street
Hammond Street
Hampshire StreetProbably named for Hampshire County in England.
Hampton Avenue
Hancock Avenue E-WHancock is a very common street name, probably referring to John Hancock.
Hanley Avenue (Ham)

Hamtramck

Hanna Avenue
Hanover Avenue
Hanson Street
Harbaugh Street N-S
Harbor Street
Harding AvenuePossibly named for President Harding.
Hardyke Street
Harlow Avenue
Harmon Avenue
Harned Avenue
Harnor Court
Harold Avenue (Ham)
Harper Avenue
Harper Court
Harrell Avenue
Harrington Street N-S
Harrison Avenue
Harry Street
Hart Avenue
Hartford Avenue
Hartwell Avenue
Hartwick Street
Harvard Avenue
Harvard Place
Harvard Road
Harvey Street
Hasse Avenue
Hastings Street
Hathon Avenue
Havana AvenueProbably named after Havana, Cuba.
Haverhill Road
Hawthorne Avenue
Hayes AvenueCommon street name. Probably named for President Rutherford B. Hayes.
Haynes Avenue
Hazel StreetProbably named for the hazel tree. It is common for areas in cities to have streets named after trees. Hazel Street in Detroit is near Butternut, Ash, Pine, Spruce, Magnolia, Mulberry, Elm, and Sycamore Streets.
Hazelridge Avenue
Hazelton Avenue
Hazelwood Avenue
Hazlett Avenue
Healy Avenue
Hearn Avenue
Heck Place
Hecla/Helca Street
Hedge Street
Heidelberg Street
Heidt Avenue S
Heintz Avenue
Helen Avenue
Hemlock Avenue
Henderson AvenueProbably named for David Henderson, who was one of thirty leading Detroit citizens deported by General Proctor for criticizing the General's actions during the War of 1812.
Hendricks Street
Hendrie Avenue
Henley Place
Henrietta Place
Henry StreetA small portion of the I-75 service drive is known as Henry St. The rest was taken out by the freeway.
Herbert Street
Hereford Street
Herkimer Street
Herman Avenue
Hern Street
Hershey Avenue
Hesse StreetThis street was most likely named for Hugo J. Hesse. He and real estate business partner Walter C. Piper were early settlers of Warren, Michigan. Their company was called Piper-Hesse. The two platted many of the streets in Warren and named them after automobiles.

Special thanks to Suzette deBeaubien Brown, granddaughter of Hugo J. Hesse, for this information.

Hessel Avenue
Hewitt Avenue (Ham)

Hamtramck

Heyden Avenue
Hibbard Avenue
Hickory Avenue
Hickory Street
Hicks Street
High Street E-W
Highfield Avenue
Highland Avenue (HP)

Highland Park

Highland Place
Hildale Avenue E-W
Hill Street (HP)

Highland Park

Hillger Avenue
Hillsboro Avenue
Hillview Avenue
Hindle Street
Hinkley Place
Hobart Street
Hobson Street
Hogarth Avenue
Holborn Avenue
Holbrook Avenue
Holcomb Avenue
Holden Avenue
Holly Street
Hollywood Avenue E-W
Holmes Avenue
Holmes Avenue (Ham)
Holmur Avenue
Home Street
Homedale Street
Homer Avenue
Homestead Street
Honorah Avenue
Hooker Avenue
Hoover Avenue
Horatio Street
Horger Avenue
Horton Avenue
Hosmer Street
Houghton Avenue
House Street
Houston Avenue
Howard Street
Howe Court
Howell Street
Hoyt Street
Hubbard AvenueNamed for the Hubbard family ribbon farm.

Thanks to Bernice Malinowski!

Hubbell Avenue
Huber Street
Hudson Avenue
Hughes Avenue
Hughes Terrace
Hull Avenue
Humboldt Avenue
Humphrey Avenue
Hunt Street
Huntington Avenue
Huntington Road
Hurlbut Avenue
Huron Street
Hussar Street
Hyacinth Avenue
Hyde Street
Ida Street
Idaho AvenueNamed for the state of Idaho.
Ilene Avenue
Iliad Court
Iliad Street
Illinois StreetNamed for the state of Illinois.
Indiana AvenueNamed for the state of Indiana.
Indiandale Avenue
Industrial Avenue
Infantry Street
Inglis Avenue
Intervale Avenue
Inverness Avenue
Iowa AvenueNamed for the state of Iowa.
Iris Avenue
Iron Street
Ironside Street
Ironwood Avenue
Iroquois AvenueMany streets in Indian Village have Indian names, yet according to Nick Sinacori, quoted in an article in ModelD, at modeldmedia.com by Rodd Monts, two streets Iroquois and Seminole were named for top-performing race horses and Waterloo was named not after the battle, but for a horse farm of the same name in the area. Read more about this...

Special thanks to Craig Sasser for this information. Read more from Craig here.

Irvine Street
Irvington Avenue
Isabella Street
Isham Avenue
Ivanhoe Avenue
Jackson Street
Jacob Avenue (Ham)Named for Hamtramck city councilman, Henry Jacob(1911).

Special thanks to John Bezik for this information.

Jahn Avenue
James Court
James Couzens HighwayNamed for the 50th Mayor of the City of Detroit, James Couzens.
Jameson Street
Jane Avenue
Janet Street
Jarvis Street
Jason Street
Jay Street
Jefferson Avenue E-WNamed for Thomas Jefferson. Mary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Jefferson Avenue was named for President Thomas Jefferson, who appointed the first Michigan territorial officials and was a good friend of Augustus Woodward. It was first surveyed in 1807 and named "Main Street," but soon renamed for Jefferson. At its intersection with Griswold it passes through the heart of the old cemetery of St. Anne's Church where the remains of Detroit's earliest inhabitants are buried. "
Jefferson Court
Jennie Street
Jennings Avenue
Jerome Avenue
Joann Avenue
Joe Street
John R. StreetMary Bailey of the Detroit News writes: "John R, Elizabeth and Columbia streets are named for personal reasons. John R. Williams was a landowner , merchant and bank president in the first half of the 19th century, who named the street after himself. Baptized John Williams, he adopted the letter 'R' to distinguish himself from another John Williams in Detroit. Some of his business ventures, such as publishing an early newspaper, included his uncle, Joseph Campau. Williams was a general in the Territorial Militia, a member of the board of trustees at the 'new' University of Michigan and the first elected Detroit mayor in 1824. Williams named Elizabeth after his daughter, and Columbia after a street where he lived in Albany, New York."

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Johnson Street
Jones StreetProbably named for Richard H. Jones, who was one of thirty leading Detroit citizens deported by General Proctor for criticizing the General's actions during the War of 1812.
Jordan Avenue
Jos. Campau AvenueNamed for early Detroiter Joseph Campau. Mary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Joseph Campau was named for one of the wealthiest and best known citizens of Detroit. His grandfather came here with Cadillac, the founder of Detroit, and established what were afterwards known as James Campau, Chene and Poupard farms. Joseph Campau was a descendant of the third generation, born in Detroit in 1769. He opened a store on Atwater and became the first Detroit merchant to buy goods in Boston. He was the first real estate promoter of Detroit, who made a business of buying vacant lots and building homes on them to sell or rent."
Joseph S. Stringham CourtNamed for Joseph S. Stringham
Josephine Avenue
Joslyn Avenue (HP)
Joy Road
Julian Street
Junction Avenue N-S
Junction Street
Justine Avenue
Kaier StreetIt was named after my Anton Kaier (great grandfather of historydetroit.com visitor, Anita Hiltz). Anton was a land owner at the time and lived on Kaier Street along with his three daughters: Victoria (aka Dora), Flora and Clara. Anton also owned a floral shop on the corner of Fort Street and Kaier Street> The shop provided flowers for Woodmere Cemetery. The Melvindale History section of the cemetery's website reads: ''Anton Kaier owned all the land now known as the Kaier Sub. It was surrounded by Schaefer Road, the Wabash Railroad and Dix Toledo Road. The Kaier Elementary School (now torn down) stood in this location. Two of the streets in the Kaier Sub were named after two sisters, Dora and Flora, who were large land owners of the early twenties.''

Special thanks to Anita Hiltz for providing the information about this street!

Kales Street
Kaline DriveFormerly Cherry Street, the name was changed in honor of Tiger legend, Al Kaline.
Kalsh Avenue
Kanter Street
Karl Street
Kay Street
Keal Street
Keating Avenue
Keeler Avenue
Keelson Drive
Keibler Avenue
Keifer Street
Keller Street
Kellogg Place
Kellogg Street
Kelly RoadNamed for the Kelly family, who had a farm in the area, Kelly Road was once known as Pumpkin Hook Road.

Special thanks to Nick and Mary Morang for this information. Nick can be reached at mmorang@wowway.com.

Kempa Street
Kendall Avenue (HP)
Kenilworth Avenue
Kenmoor/Kenmore Avenue
Kennebec Avenue
Kenneth Avenue
Kenney Avenue
Kensington Road
Kent Avenue
Kentfield
Kentford Road
Kentucky Avenue
Kenwood Avenue
Kercheval Avenue
Kern Avenue
Kerwin Avenue
Kessler Avenue
Keystone Avenue
Kilbourne Avenue
Kimberly Court
King Avenue
King RichardName for King Richard, I suppose.
Kingsbury Avenue
Kingsley Court
Kingston Road
Kinsman Street
Kipling AvenuePossibly named for author Rudyard Kipling.
Kirby Avenue E-WMay have been named for Colonel Edmund Kirby or for Great Lakes architect, Frank E. Kirby of Detroit Dry Dock.
Kirkwood Avenue
Kitchener Avenue
Klein Street
Klenk Street
Klinger Street
Knodell Avenue
Knox Avenue
Kolb Street
Konczal Street
Konkel Street
Kopernick Street
Koppin Street
Korte Avenue
Kosciuszko
Krakow Avenue/Place
Kramer Avenue
Kresge Avenue
Kress Place
Kulick Avenue
LaBelle Avenue (HP)
Labrosse Street
Ladue Street
Lady's Lane
Lafayette Avenue E-WMary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Most large U.S. cities have a street, park, or square bearing the name of the Revolutionary war hero Marquis de Lafayette. Detroit is no exception."

http://apps.detnews.com/apps/history/index.php?id=199#ixzz0qOP2Vxki

Lafayette BoulevardMary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Most large U.S. cities have a street, park, or square bearing the name of the Revolutionary war hero Marquis de Lafayette. Detroit is no exception."

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Lafferty Street
LaFontaine
Lahser Road
LaingLaing was the name of one of the developers (individual or company) of the area around Kelly and Whitter.

Thanks to Jason Block who saw the name years ago on one of the original plats!

Lakepointe Avenue
Lakeshore Drive
Lakeview Avenue
Lakewood Avenue N-S
Lalle Avenue
Lalonde Avenue
Lambert StreetThis street was named for the Lambert family. They were part of the family that owned the Lieb farm. When the Lieb farm was divided among various members of the family, Lambert Street was created

Thanks to Sharon Mulawa of the Lieb/Lambert family!

Lambie Place
Lamkin
Lamont Avenue
LaMothe AvenueNamed for Detroit's founder, Antoine La Mothe Cadillac
Lamphere Avenue
Lamson Street
Lanark Avenue
Lancashire RoadProbably named for Lancashire County in England.
Lanco Avenue
Lane Avenue
Lang Avenue
Langholm Avenue
Langley Street
Lanman Street
Lannette Street
Lannoo StreetEmeric LannooLannoo Street was named after Emeric Lannoo an immigrant from Belgium. Lannoo owned farmland around Moross and Mack Ave. St. John's Hospital and the 7-Mack Shopping Center now occupy at least part of that land. Prior to owning that farm, he owned a farm near Gratiot and 6 Mile. When that area started being developed, he sold the land. A Montgomery Wards store may have been built on that spot. Lannoo also built houses.
Lansdowne Street
Lansing AvenueNamed for Lansing, Michigan's capitol city.
Lantz Avenue E-W
Lappin Street
Larchmont Avenue
Larchwood Avenue
Lark Street
Larkins Avenue
Larned Street E-WMary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Larned's namesake was General Charles Larned. He settled in Detroit after assisting General William Henry Harrison in ridding the town of the British in the War of 1812. He became a U.S. attorney in 1814 and served in local government."

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LaSalle BoulevardProbably named for French explorer, Robert Cavalier sieur de La Salle
LaSalle CourtProbably named for French explorer, Robert Cavalier sieur de La Salle
LaSalle Gardens N-SProbably named for French explorer, Robert Cavalier sieur de La Salle
Latham Avenue (Ham)
Lauder Street
Lauderdale Street
Laura Street
Laurel Avenue
Law Street
Lawley Avenue
Lawndale Avenue
Lawrence Avenue
Lawton Avenue
Leach Street
Leander Avenue
LeBlanc Avenue
Ledyard Avenue
Lee Place
Leewin Avenue
Legrand Avenue
Lehmann Avenue
Leib Street
Leicester Court
Leidich Avenue
Leigh Street
Leipzig Avenue
Leland Avenue
LeMay Avenue
Lenore Avenue
Lenox Avenue
Leonard Avenue
Leota Avenue
Lernoult StreetNamed for Captain Richard Beringer Lernoult, commandant of the garrison at Detroit in 1774.
LeRoy Street
Leslie Avenue (HP)
Lessing Street
Lesure Street
Leuschner Avenue (Ham)
Leverette Place
Leverette Street
Lewerenz StreetNamed for the founder of Detroit's first library.

Special thanks to Catherine Litwa, Mr. Lewerenz's great granddaughter, for this information.

Lexington Avenue
Liberal Street
Liberty Avenue (Ham)
Library Avenue
Lichfield Avenue
Liddesdale Avenue
Liebold Avenue
Lilac Avenue
Lillbridge Avenue
Lincoln AvenueProbably named for Abraham Lincoln.
Lincoln Avenue (HP)
Lincoln Highway
Lincolnshire DriveProbably named for Lincolnshire County in England.
Linden CourtThis was named for the tree, but I don't think it is actually in Detroit.
Linden StreetLinden street was named for the Linden tree. At one point, Selden AND Linden Streets existed. Now, the only Linden Street is in Dearborn and the part of Linden that used to exist in Detroit is called Selden. It is sort of a continuation of Selden, but there are some jogs.
Lindsay Street
Linnhurst/Linhurst Avenue
Linsdale Avenue
Linville Avenue
Linwood Avenue
Linzee Avenue
Lipton Avenue
Lisbon Street
Littlefield Avenue
Livernois Avenue N-SNamed for the Livernois family ribbon farm.
Livingston Street
Lockwood Street
Lodewyck Street
Lodge DrivePossibly named for Detroit's 51st, 54th and 56th Mayor, John Cabot Lodge.
Lodi Street
Log Cabin Avenue
Logan Avenue
Lola Street
Lombard Street/Terrace
London Street
Longacre Street
Longfellow Avenue
Longview Avenue
Longwood Avenue/Place E-W
Longworth Avenue
Longyear Street
Lonyo Avenue
Loraine Avenue
Loretto Avenue
Lorman Street
Lorne Avenue
Lothrop Avenue
Louis Street
Louisa Avenue
Louise Avenue (HP)
Louisiana AvenueNamed for the state of Louisiana.
Lovett Street
Lowdell Avenue
Lowell Drive/Road
Lozier Avenue
Luce Avenue
Lucerne Drive
Lucky Place
Ludden Street
Lumley Street
Lumpkin Street (Ham)
Luther Avenue
Lycaste Avenue
Lyford Avenue
Lyle Street
Lyman Place
Lynch Road
Lyndon Street
Lynn Street
Lyon StreetProbably named for Archibald Lyon, who was one of thirty leading Detroit citizens deported by General Proctor for criticizing the General's actions during the War of 1812.
Lysander Street
Mabel Avenue (HP)
MacCrary Street
Mack AvenueNamed for Mayor Andrew Mack (1834) -- or not... Wikipedia says that it was named for John M. Mack, who was a supervisor of Hamtramck.
Mackay Avenue (Ham)
Mackenzie Avenue
Mackie Street
Mackinaw Avenue
Macomb StreetNamed for early Detroiter, Alexander Macomb and his family. Mary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, ''Macomb owes its name to the Macomb family, one of Detroit's earliest settlers. They owned large parcels of land and at one time owned Hog Island, later named Belle Isle.'' in ''City of Destiny,'' George Stark writes that several places in the area were named after thirty leading Detroit citizens deported by General Proctor for criticizing the General's actions during the War of 1812. William Macomb was one of the thirty.
Macon Street
Maddelein Street
Maderia Avenue
Madison Avenue
Madola Avenue
Magdelein Street
Magnolia StreetProbably named for the magnolia tree. It is common for areas in cities to have streets named after trees. Magnolia Street in Detroit is near Butternut, Ash, Poplar, Spruce, Magnolia, Mulberry, and Sycamore Streets.
Maiden Avenue
Maine AvenueNamed for the state of Maine.
Majestic Avenue
Major Avenue
Malcolm Avenue
Mallina Street
Malvern Street
Manchester Avenue (HP)
Mandalay Avenue
Mandale Avenue
Manderson Road
Manhattan Avenue (Ham)
Manila Street
Manistique Avenue N-S
Manning Avenue
Manor Avenue
Mansfield Avenue
Manson Street
Mansur Street
Manuel Street
Maple StreetProbably named for the poplar tree. It is common for areas in cities to have streets named after trees. Maple Street in Detroit is near Chestnut Street.
Maplelawn Avenue
Mapleridge Avenue
Mapleview Street
Maplewood Avenue
Marantette/Marentette Avenue
Marbud Avenue
Marcelle Place
Marcus Avenue
Marcy Court
Marene Street
Margaret Avenue E-W
Margareta Avenue
Marian Place
Marietta Street
Marion Street
Marjorie Street
Mark Street
Mark Twain AvenueNamed for Edgar Allen Poe. Well, seriously - who wouldn't know this street was named for Mark Twain?
Market Street
Marlborough Avenue N-S
Marley Street
Marlowe Street
Marne Avenue
Marquette AvenueProbably named for Father Jacques Marquette, the French Jesuit and explorer.
Marquette DriveProbably named for Father Jacques Marquette, the French Jesuit and explorer.
Marseilles AvenueProbably named for the French city of Marseilles.
Marsh Street
Marshall Avenue S
Marston Avenue
Martin PlaceMay have been named for the Martin family or St. Martin family -- both were ribbon farmers. Anderson Martin was one of thirty leading Detroit citizens deported by General Proctor for criticizing the General's actions during the War of 1812.
Seems to have been taken out for the construction of part of the Medical Center.
Martin StreetMay have been named for the Martin family or St. Martin family -- both were ribbon farmers. Anderson Martin was one of thirty leading Detroit citizens deported by General Proctor for criticizing the General's actions during the War of 1812.
Martindale Avenue N-SNamed for Detroit schools Superintendent Wales C. Martindale, who was in charge in the early 1900s. He was the man who started Cass Tech.

Special thanks to Dann Austin (Buildings of Detroit) for ths information.

Marx AvenueKarl Marx? The Marx Brothers?
Marygrove Avenue
Maryland Avenue
Mason Avenue/PlaceNamed for Steve T. Mason, first Governor of Michigan

Special thanks to Gary E. Schlinkert for correcting this oversight!

Massachusetts Avenue (HP)
Mather Avenue
Mathews Street
Maxwell Avenue
May Street
May's CreekNamed for James May. Originally the creek was called Campau's River; then Cabacier's Creek for Joseph Cabacier.
Maybury Grand Avenue
Maydale Avenue
Mayfield Avenue
Maynard Street
Maywood Avenue
McArthur Place
McBrearty Place
McBride Place
McClellan Avenue
McCormick Street
McDonald Avenue
McDonald Place
McDougall AvenueNamed for the Civil War General, Clinton(?) McDougal (MacDougal?).

Special thanks to John Bezik for this information.

McGraw Avenue
McGregor Street
McIntyre Avenue
McKinley Avenue
McKinney Avenue
McKinstry Avenue
McKinstry Avenue S
McLean AvenueProbably named for David McLean, who was one of thirty leading Detroit citizens deported by General Proctor for criticizing the General's actions during the War of 1812.
McLean Avenue (HP)Probably named for David McLean, who was one of thirty leading Detroit citizens deported by General Proctor for criticizing the General's actions during the War of 1812.
McMillan Avenue
McNichols Road E-W
McPherson AvenueNamed for Civil War General, James McPherson.

Special thanks to John Bezik for this information.

McQuade Avenue
Meade Avenue
Meadowbrook Avenue
Meadowdale Street
Meadowpark
Mecca Street
Mechanic Street
Medbury Avenue
Medina Street
Melbourne Avenue
Meldrum AvenueNamed for James Meldrum's farms which was on the east side of Meldrum Avenue.
Meldrum CourtNamed for James Meldrum's farms which was on the east side of Meldrum Avenue.
Mellon Avenue
Mellow Avenue
Melrose Street
Melville Street
Melvin Street
Memorial Avenue
Mendota Avenue
Mercier Street
Merkel Street
Merlin
Merrick Avenue
Merrill Avenue
Merritt Avenue
Merton Road
Merwin Avenue
Metropolitan Avenue
Mettetal Avenue
Metzger Avenue (D-HP)
Meuse Street
Meyers Road
Miami Avenue N-SNamed for the Miami people (a Native American nation or tribe).
Michigan AvenueBegan as a Native American hunting/travelling path.
Middle Street
Middlepoint Avenue
Midfield Street
Midland Avenue (HP)
Midway Avenue
Milbank Avenue
Miles Street
Milford Avenue
Military Avenue N-S
Miller Avenue
Miller Court
Milner Avenue
Milo Street
Milton Avenue
Milwaukee Avenue E-WNamed for the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Minden Avenue
Minerva StreetMinerva is the Roman Goddess of wisdom, invention and the arts. This street may or may not be named for her.
MinneapolisNamed for the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Minnesota Avenue E-WNamed for the state of Minnesota.
Minnie Street
Minock Street
Mint Street
Missouri AvenueNamed for the state of Missouri.
Mitchell Avenue
Modern Avenue
Moenart Avenue
Moffat Avenue
Mogul Street
Mohawk Street
Mohican Street
Molena Avenue
Monarch Street
Monica Street
Monitor Avenue
Monnier Road
Monnig Court
Monroe AvenueProbably named for President James Monroe.
Montague Avenue
Montana Avenue E-WNamed for the state of Montana.
Montcalm Street E-W
Montclair Avenue
Monte Vista Avenue
Monteith Street
Monterey Avenue (HP)
Montgomery Avenue
Montlieu Avenue
Montrose Avenue
Montville Place
Moon Avenue
Moore Place
Moran AvenueCould be named for Charles Moran, a judge in British Detroit; or for his son John V. The Moran family probably owned a ribbon farm. Or for a Civil War General.

Special thanks to John Bezik for the Civil War information.

Morang AvenueNick Morang grew up on the east side of Detroit about a half mile south of Morang Dr. The street, like many in Detroit, was named for a family that owned much of the nearby land. Nick's grandfather, James Morang owned much of the property near Whittier and Kelly (the Kelly family also owned land in the area; Kelly Road was once known as Pumpkin Hook Road). James' farmhouse stood on land that was later home to a Kroger (the Kroger is no longer there).
MoravianMoravian in Clinton Township was named after missionaries who settled near Mount Clemens in the late 1700s. The Moravians were evicted from settlements in Ohio and charged by British authorities with being sympathetic to the American cause.

(Information courtesy of Frank DeFrank with the Macomb Daily and Robert Szudarek)

Morgan Street
Morley Avenue
Morrell Avenue
Morrell Avenue S.
Morrow Avenue/Circle
Morrow Street
Morse AvenuePossibly named for morse code inventor Samuel Morse.
Morton Street
Moss Avenue (HP)
Motor Boat Lane
Mound Avenue/RoadNamed for a large, ancient Native American burial (and ceremonial?) mound located in an area near the road.
Moyes Avenue/Street
Mt. Clemens Drive
Mt. Elliott Avenue
Mt. Elliott Court
Mt. Olivet
Mt. Vernon Avenue
Muirland Avenue
Mulberry StreetProbably named for the mulberry tree. It is common for areas in cities to have streets named after trees. Mulberry Street in Detroit is near Butternut, Ash, Pine, Spruce, Magnolia, Poplar, and Sycamore Streets.
Mulford Place (HP)
Mullane Street
Mullett StreetNamed for the famous hockey hair cut -- just kidding. Probably named for early Detroit landowner John Mullett.
Muncy/Muncey Street
Munich AvenuePossibly named for the German city of Munich.
Murat Street
Murray Hill
Murray Street
Musket Street
Myrtle StreetMyrtle Street was probably named for the myrtle tree, however, it is now named for Martin Luther King Jr (it has been renamed MLK Jr Blvd).
Nagle Avenue (Ham)
Nagle Street
Nall Street
Nancy Avenue
Naples Street
Napoleon StreetProbably named for the famous French Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte.
Nardin Avenue
Nashville AvenueProbably named for the Tennessee city of Nashville.
National Avenue
Naumann Avenue
Navahoe Avenue N-S
Navarre StreetNamed for the Navarre family. Probably Robert Navarre specifically, as he played a large role in French and British Detroit city affairs.
Navin AvenueNamed for one-time Detroit Tigers owner, Frank Navin (Navin Field was once the name of the ballpark that stood where Tiger Stadium stands today).
Navy Avenue
Neal Street
Nebraska AvenueProbably named for the state of Nebraska.
Neff Avenue
Neible Avenue (Ham)
Nelson Street
Nett Avenue
Netting Avenue
Nevada Avenue E-WProbably named for the state of Nevada.
Neveux Avenue
New York StreetProbably named for the state of New York.
Newark StreetCould be named for the city of Newark, New Jersey. Was originally Alexander Street, named for Alexander Stanton, the son of General Henry Stanton.
Newbern Avenue
Newberry Avenue
Newell Street
Newhall Street
Newport Avenue N-S
Newton Avenue
Nichols Street
Noble Street
Nome Street
Nora Avenue
Norcross Avenue
Norfolk AvenuePossibly named for the city of Norfolk, Virginia.
Norman Avenue
Normandy Avenue
Normile Avenue
Norris Avenue
North Avenue (HP)
North Campbell Avenue
Northampton Avenue
Northfield Avenue
Northlawn Avenue
Northrop Avenue
Northwestern Avenue
Northwestern Highway
Norvel Place
Norwalk Avenue (Ham)
Norway AvenueProbably named for the country of Norway.
Norwood Avenue
Norwood Place
Nottingham Road
Novara Street
Nowak Avenue
Nube Avenue
Nuernberg Avenue
Oak Drive
Oakdale Avenue
Oakfield Avenue
Oakland AvenuePossibly named for Oakland, California.
Oakley Avenue
Oakman Avenue
Oakman BoulevardI believe this used to be called Ford Highway (circa 1926). It was named for an ent. That last part was a joke.
Oakman Court
Oakpark Avenue
Oakwood Avenue S
Oberlin Avenue
Ogden Avenue
Ohio AvenueProbably named for the stat of Ohio.
Old Mill Place
Oldtown Avenue
Olga Avenue
Oliver Street
Olivet Avenue
Olympia Avenue
Omaha AvenueCould be named for the city of Omaha, Nebraska.
Omira Avenue
Ontario Street
Opal Street
Orangelawn Avenue
Orchard Avenue
Orchestra PlaceNamed for Orchestra Hall which is located at Wooward and Orchestra Place.
Oregon AvenueProbably named for the state of Oregon.
Orion Street
Orleans Street
Ormand/Ormond Avenue
Osborne Place
Otis Street
Otsego Avenue
Ottawa PlaceNamed for the Ottawa, a Native American tribe/nation.
Otto Avenue
Oublier Avenue
Outer Drive E-W
Owen Avenue
Oxford Avenue (HP)
Oxley Avenue
Pacific AvenueNamed for the ocean?
Packard AvenueProbably named for the Packard Motor Company.
Page StreetThis street could have been named for original Detroit land grantee Marie Le Page.
Pallister Avenue
Palmer Avenue E-W
Palmetto Avenue
Palms Street
Panama AvenueProbably named for the country of Panama.
Parent's CreekNamed for Joseph Parent, an original Detroit land grantee.
Park AvenueMary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Park Avenue received its name in 1835 because of its starting point at Grand Circus Park."

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Park Drive
Park Grove
Park Place
Park Street
Park Terrace
Parkdale Terrace
Parker Avenue
Parkhurst Avenue
Parkhurst Place
Parkinson Street
Parkland Avenue
Parkside Avenue
Parktrail
Parkview Avenue
Parkview Drive
Parkwood Avenue
Parsons Street
Pasadena Avenue (HP)
Patricia Avenue
Patton AvenueNamed for General Patton?
Paul Street
Paulus Avenue
Payton Avenue
Pear StreetCould be named for the pear trees planted by Cadillac in honor of King Louis of France.
Pearl Avenue
Pease Avenue
Peck
Peerless Street
Pelham Avenue N-S
Pelkey Street
Pelouze Street
Pembroke Road
Pennington Drive
Pennsylvania Avenue
Penrod Avenue
Penrose Avenue
Peoria Avenue
Pepper Road N-S
Is now known as Outer Drive.
Pere Street
Perkins Street
Perry Street
Pershing Avenue
Peter Hunt Street
Peter Smith Avenue
Peterboro Street
Peters Avenue
Peterson Street
Petoskey AvenueProbably named for Michigan's state rock, the Petoskey stone.
Petoskey Road
Pfent Street
Phelps Street
Philadelphia Avenue E-WProbably named for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Philip Avenue
Phyllis Street
Picadilly Road
Pickford Avenue
Piedmont Street
Pierce Street
Pierson Street
Pilgrim Avenue (HP)
Pine StreetProbably named for the pine tree. It is common for areas in cities to have streets named after trees. Pine Street in Detroit is near Butternut, Ash, Poplar, Spruce, Magnolia, Mulberry, and Sycamore Streets.
Pinehurst Avenue
Pinewood Street
Pingree AvenueNamed for former Detroit Mayor, Hazen Pingree.
Pingree SquareNamed for former Detroit Mayor, Hazen Pingree.
Pioneer
Piper AvenueThis street was most likely named for Walter C. Piper. He and real estate business partner Hugo J. Hesse were early settlers of Warren, Michigan. Their company was called Piper-Hesse. The two platted many of the streets in Warren and named them after automobiles.

Special thanks to Suzette deBeaubien Brown, granddaughter of Hugo J. Hesse, for this information.

Piquette Avenue
Pitcher StreetI don't find this on any map. But it supposedly replaced Ann Street in 1887.
Pitkin Street (HP)
Pitt AvenueProbably named for William Pitt.
PittsburghNamed for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Plainview Avenue
Plainview Road
Platt Street
Playfair Avenue (Ham)
Pleasant Avenue
Plum Street
Plumer Street
Plymouth Avenue/Road
Poe Avenue
Pointcettia Avenue
Pointer
Poland Avenue (Ham)When the Dodge Brothers built the Dodge automobile assembly plant in Hamtramck in 1910, the availability of jobs drew a large number of Polish immigrants to Hamtramck. The city's population grew from 4500 people in 1910 to 56,000 people by 1930 -- most of them Polish. Poland Ave was name for the country of Poland as a result.

Special thanks to John Bezik for this information.

Pollard StreetPossiby named for Rev. Richard Pollard.
Pomona
Ponchartrain Drive WNamed for Louis (or Jerome) Ponchartrain, Minister of Marine at the court of King Louis of France. Also the name of Detroit's first settlement (Fort Ponchartrain du Detroit).
Pontiac StreetNamed for Ottawa Chief, Pontiac.
Poplar StreetProbably named for the poplar tree. It is common for areas in cities to have streets named after trees. Poplar Street in Detroit is near Butternut, Ash, Pine, Spruce, Magnolia, Mulberry, and Sycamore Streets.
Port Drive
Port Lagoon
Portage Avenue (HP)
Porter StreetPossibly named for Michigna Territory Governor George B. Porter.
Portlance Avenue
Portland Street
Posen Street
Post Street N-S
Poupard Avenue
Powell Avenue
Prairie Avenue
Prentis Avenue
Prescott Avenue (Ham)
Pressler Avenue
Prest Avenue
Preston Street
Prevost AvenuePossibly named for Antoine François Prévost, the author of the novel Manon Lescaut.

Special thanks to John Jamieson, a one time resident of Prevost Avenue, for this information.

Princeton Avenue
Proctor AvenuePossibly named for General Henry Proctor.
Promenade Street
Prospect Avenue (HP)
Pryor Avenue
Pulaski StreetNamed for a prominent Polish family.
Pulaski Street (Ham)Named for a Polish Revolutionary war general of Polish decent

Special thanks to John Bezik for this information.

Pulford AvenuePossibly named for General John Pulford.
Purdue Avenue
Puritan Avenue (HP)
Putnam Avenue
Putt Street
Queen Street
Queenston Place
Quincy Avenue
Quinn Avenue
Quirk Avenue
Racine Avenue
Radcliffe Avenue
Rademacher Avenue N-SThis street was named for a farmer of the same name (Rademacher) who owned some adjacent property.

Special thanks to one-time Detroiter George St. Pierre for this information.

Radford Avenue
Radnor Street
Radom/Radam Street
Railroad Avenue
Ralston Avenue
Randall Avenue
Randolph StreetMary Bailey of the Detroit News writes, "Randolph Street was named after John Randolph, the Virginia statesman and orator in the early 1800s."

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Rangoon Avenue
Rankin Street
Ransom Street
Ranspach Street
Rathbone Avenue
Ravenswood Avenue
Ray Avenue
Raymond Avenue
Raynor Street
Redfern
Redford
Redmond Street
Reed Place
Reeder Street
Regular Avenue
Reid StreetProbably named for Duncan Reid, who was one of thirty leading Detroit citizens deported by General Proctor for criticizing the General's actions during the War of 1812.
Reisener Avenue
Reissman Street
Remington Avenue E-W
Renfrew Street
Reno Street
Renville Avenue
Reva Street
Revere Avenue
Rex Street
Reynolds Avenue
Rhode Island Avenue (HP)Named for the state of Rhode Island
Riad Street
Rich Street
Richard AvenuePossibly named for Father Gabriel Richard. Could have been named for original land grantee Jean Richard.
Richardson Avenue
Richmond Avenue
Richter Street
Richton Avenue (HP)
Ridge Street
Ridgewood Avenue
Rieden/Reiden Street
Ries/Reis Street
Rifle Street
Riopelle StreetNamed for the Riopelle family (ribbon farmers).
Rivard StreetNamed for the Rivard family who owned a ribbon farm in Detroit.
River Court
Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale Drive N-S
Riverside Avenue
Riverside Drive
Riverview Avenue
Riviera Street
Robert StreetThis street could have been named for original land grantee Pierre Robert. However, there are many prominent Roberts out there...
Robinwood Avenue E-W
Robson Avenue
Roby Street
Rochelle/Rochedale
Rochester Street
Rockcastle Street
Rockdale
Rockwood Street (Ham)
Roehm Street
Rogers StreetMay have been named for Major Robert Rogers.
Rogge Street
Rohns Avenue
Roland Street
Rolandale
Rolfe/Rolfs Place
Rolyat/Rolyan
Roman Place
Romeyn StreetPossibly named for Theodore Romeyn.
Rondo Street
Roosevelt AvenueProbably named for President Theodore Roosevelt.
Roosevelt St (Hamtramck)The street was named as a tribute to President Roosevelt's visit to dedicate Keyworth stadium, a WPA project, in October 1936.

Special thanks to John Bezik for this information

Rosa Parks BoulevardFormerly 12th Street, the name was changed in honor of Civil Right's activist Rosa Parks.
Rose Street
Roseberry Avenue
Rosedale Court
Rosedale Street
Roselawn Avenue
Rosemary Street
Rosemont Avenue
Rosewood Avenue
Roslyn Place
Roslyn Road
Rossini Drive
Rossiter
Rouge Avenue S
Rouge Drive
Roulo Place
Rowan Avenue
Rowe StreetPossibly named for steel worker George Rowe.
Rowena Avenue
RowleyNamed for the the developer of the homes east of Syracuse St. and Mound Rd. Their architecture was post war ranch style; they were built in the early 50s.

Special thanks to John Bezik for this information.

Roxbury
Roxford
RoyThis could have been named for original Detroit land grantees Pierre Roy or Pierre du Roy.
Ruedisale Court
Rugg Avenue
Runyon Street
Rupert
Ruskin Avenue
Russell StreetProbably named for William Russell, who was one of thirty leading Detroit citizens deported by General Proctor for criticizing the General's actions during the War of 1812.
Ruth Street
Rutherford Avenue
Rutland Avenue
Ryan Avenue
Saginaw Street
Salem Avenue
Saliotte Avenue
Sallan Street
Salter
Sampson Street
San Juan Drive
Sanders Avenue
Sanford Avenue
Sanger Avenue
Sanilac
Santa Barbara Drive
Santa Clara Avenue
Santa Maria Avenue
Santa Rosa Drive
Saratoga Avenue
Sarena
Sargent StreetPossibly named for Northwest Territory secretary Winthrop Sargent.
Sarsfield Avenue
Sarvis Street
Sauer Street
Savage
Savannah Avenue E-W
Savery Street
Savoy Street
Sawyer AvenuePossibly named for newspaper man and Young Men's Society President, Franklin Sawyer.
Saxon Avenue
Scarsdale Avenue
Schaefer Highway
Schaeffer Highway S
Scheffer Place/Street
Schiller Street
Schley Street
Schoenherr AvenuePossibly named for Michael W. Schoenherr, Detroit's first movie manager.
School AvenueMaybe it led to a school.
Schoolcraft AvenueProbably named for explorer, Henry R. Schoolcraft.
Schroeder Avenue
Schuper StreetSchuper Street no longer exists, but when it did it was the 'shortest' (in distance) of any 'named' road in the entire City of Detroit. It connected Lakepointe to Barham (East Side between Chandler Park and E. Warren). It was named after the family that owned the lot. The city asked if they could purchase back the property to build the road. It was necessary because the homes on Barham (South Side) looked across the street at the garage(s) for the Homes that were on Maryland Road. Barham was the only street in Detroit that was a 'mistake' in planning (not enough property for homes on both sides of the street), so Schuper was created to accommodate the garbage trucks that started there route on Lakepointe.

Thanks to Leif A. Woodhouse, who provided this information in memory of Lawrence and Margueritte Merrill of 5230 Lakepointe, Detroit, MI 48224.

Scott StreetPossibly named for William M. Scott, who was one of thirty leading Detroit citizens deported by General Proctor for criticizing the General's actions during the War of 1812.
Scotten Avenue N-SScotten Ave was named after Daniel Scotten, a capitalist in the tobacco trade, not a builder (as previously reported on this site). Scotten owned a factory at Fort and Clark streets. Scotten owned Dillion-Scotten Tobacco, as well as, Hiawatha Tobacco.

Special thanks to Robert Andersen for providing this information.

Scovel Place
Scripps AvenueProbably named for James Edmund Scripps who founded The Evening News, which later became The Detroit News.
Secor Place
Seebaldt Avenue
Selden Avenue
Selkirk Avenue
Seminole AvenueMany streets in Indian Village have Indian names, yet according to Nick Sinacori, quoted in an article in ModelD, at modeldmedia.com by Rodd Monts, two streets Iroquois and Seminole were named for top-performing race horses and Waterloo was named not after the battle, but for a horse farm of the same name in the area. Read more about this...

Special thanks to Craig Sasser for this information. Read more from Craig here.

Semloh Street
Senator Avenue
Seneca Avenue
Seward AvenuePossibly named for New York Senator, William H. Seward.
Seyburn Avenue
Seymour Avenue
Shady Lane
Shady Lane Court
Shaftsbury Avenue
Shakespeare Street
Sharon Street
Shaw Street
Sheehan Avenue
Sheffield Road
Shelby StreetMary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Fort and Shelby streets were named after Fort Shelby, which was located there. The western point of Fort Street was opened and named in 1827 when the remains of Fort Shelby were razed. The fort was named after Gov. Isaac Shelby of Kentucky, who aided Michigan in the War of 1812 with troops from his home state. "

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Sherbourne/Shelbourne Road
Sheridan Avenue
Sherman StreetPossibly named for Detroiter Abner Sherman; or Civil War General William T. Sherman.
Sherwood Street
Shields Avenue
Shipherd Avenue
Shipherd Court
Shirley AvenuePossibly named for Governor William Shirley of Massachusetts.
Shoemaker Avenue
Short Avenue
Shrewsbury Road
Sibley StreetProbably named for Judge Solomon Sibley.
Siebert
Signet Avenue
Silver Street
Simms Avenue
Simon K StreetNamed for Father Simon Kilar, founder of Transfiguration Catholic Church.

Special thanks to John Bezik for this information.

Sioux
Sire Street
Sirron
Sloan Avenue
Sloman Street
Smart AvenueProbably named for Robert Smart, who was one of thirty leading Detroit citizens deported by General Proctor for criticizing the General's actions during the War of 1812.
Smith Avenue
Smith Avenue (Ham)
Snowden AvenuePossibly named for grist mill owner, George Snowden.
Sobieski AvenueNamed for a prominent Polish family.
Sobieski Street (Ham)
Solvay Street N-S
Somerset Drive
Sorrento Street
South Dearborn
South Street
Southampton Avenue
Southern Avenue
Southfield Avenue
Southfield Road
Sparling Avenue
Sparta Avenue
Spaulding CourtThis street was named in honor of J. Miles Spaulding who owned an excavation and road supply company in Detroit. He built the the Spaulding Court Apartments in North Corktown/Briggs (one of 30 buildings he owned). Spaulding Court is the only of his buildings still standing.

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Special thanks to Liam Collins of Wayne State University for this information.

Spence Avenue
Spencer AvenueProbably named for Joseph Spencer, who was one of thirty leading Detroit citizens deported by General Proctor for criticizing the General's actions during the War of 1812.
Spokane Avenue
Sprague Street
Spring Garden Avenue/Springarden Road
Spring Street
Springfield Street
Springle Avenue
Springwells Avenue N-S
Sproat Street
Spruce StreetProbably named for the spruce tree. It is common for areas in cities to have streets named after trees. Spruce Street in Detroit is near Butternut, Ash, Pine, poplar, Magnolia, Mulberry, and Sycamore Streets.
St. Agnes Court
St. Albertus Place
St. Antoine StreetMary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Beaubien and St. Antoine originated from the two Beaubien brothers, Lambert and Antoine, each of whom received half of the family farm after the death of their father, Jean Baptiste Beaubien, one of the first white settlers on the river, opposite Fort Dearborn. Lambert was a colonel in the First Regiment of Detroit's militia. He fought in the War of 1812. Antoine chose to name his property after his patron saint, St. Antoine. Antoine was a lieutenant colonel in the Michigan Territorial Militia. He donated a chunk of his land for the Sacred Heart Academy, once located at the corner of Jefferson and St. Antoine."

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St. Aubin AvenueNamed for the St. Aubin family ribbon farm.
St. Clair AvenuePossibly named for soldier Arthur St. Clair.
St. CyrilNamed after the Catholic Church built in 1925 by Father Zalebera. Formerly was known as Centerline.

Special thanks to Rudy Werner for this information!

St. Hedwig Street
St. Ignace Court
St. James
St. Jean Avenue
St. John Street
St. Josafats/Josephat Street
St. Joseph Street
St. Lawrence Avenue
St. Louis
St. Martin's AvenueMay have been named for the St. Martin family -- ribbon farmers.
St. Martin's RoadMay have been named for the St. Martin family -- ribbon farmers.
St. Mary's Avenue
St. Patrick Avenue
St. Paul Avenue
St. Stephen's Avenue
St. Thomas Avenue
Stahelin Street
Stair Street
Standish Street
Stanford Avenue
Stanley Avenue
Stansbury AvenuePossibly named for Lieutenant Dixon Stansbury.
Stanton AvenueNamed for General Henry Stanton
Starboard Drive
Starboard Lagoon
Stark Avenue/Street
State Fair Avenue E-W
State StreetMary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "State Street was named in 1835, the year the State of Michigan was organized. The capitol was on the street until 1847, when it was moved to Lansing."

http://apps.detnews.com/apps/history/index.php?id=199#ixzz0qOP2Vxki

Stawell
Stearns AvenuePossibly named for business man, Frederick Stearns.
Steel Avenue/Street
Steger Court
Stegner
Steiner Avenue (Ham)
Stender Avenue
Sterling StreetPossibly named for James Sterling, interpreter in early Detroit.
Sterritt Avenue
Stevens Avenue (HP)
Stimson Avenue
Stocker Avenue
Stockton Avenue
Stockwell
Stoepel Avenue
Stoepel Place
Stone Street
Stotter Avenue
Stout Avenue
Stovels Place
Strasburg Avenue
Stratford Road
Strathcona Drive
Strathmoor Avenue/Street
Strathmore Road
Stratmann
Stratton Street
Strong Avenue
Stuart Street
Sturgis
Sturtevant
Suffolk
Summitt Street
Summitt Street S
Sumner Street
Sumpter Avenue
Sunderland Road
Sunnyside
Sunset Avenue
Sunset Place
Superior Street
Sussex Street
Suzanne
Swain Avenue
Swain Avenue S
Swift Avenue
Sword Street
Sycamore StreetProbably named for the sycamore tree. It is common for areas in cities to have streets named after trees. Sycamore Street in Detroit is near Butternut, Ash, Pine, Spruce, Magnolia, Mulberry, and Poplar Streets.
Sylvan Street
Sylvester Avenue
Syracuse Avenue
Tacoma Avenue
Taft AvenueProbably named for Preisdent Taft.
Taft PlaceProbably named for Preisdent Taft.
Talbot Avenue
Tappan AvenueProbably named for University of Michigan President Henry P. Tappan.
Tarnow Avenue
Taylor AvenueMaybe named for President Taylor; or Israel Taylor, who was one of thirty leading Detroit citizens deported by General Proctor for criticizing the General's actions during the War of 1812.
Telegraph Road
Temple AvenueNamed for the Masonic Temple, which is located on it.
Tennessee AvenueProbably named for the state of Tennessee.
Tennyson Avenue (HP)
Teppert Avenue
Terminal Avenue
Ternes Avenue
Terrell Avenue
Terry Avenue
Thaddeus S
Thatcher Avenue
Theodore Street
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Thole Court
Thomas Avenue
Thomas Street
Thompson Avenue (HP)
Thompson Court
Thornton Avenue
Tillman Avenue
Times Square
Tireman Avenue
Toledo Avenue
Tonti StreetNamed for Alphonse de Tonti (Tonty), Cadillac's first in command.
Toronto Avenue
Torrey Court
Torrey Street
Tournier Street
Townline Road
Townsend Avenue
Tracey Street
Tractor Avenue
Traver Street
Traverse Street
Treadway Place
Trenton Avenue
Trinity Avenue
Troester Avenue
Trojan Avenue
Trombley Avenue
Trowbridge Avenue
Trowbridge Avenue (Ham)
Troy Place
Trumbull AvenueNamed for the son-in-law of William Woodbridge. (this information was given as part of a neighborhood home tour; a new source tells me that it isn't accurate): William Woodbridge's wife, Julia, was the daughter of John Trumbull, so the street was named after the famous FATHER-in law, John Trumbull.

Thanks to Geoff Brieger for the correction!

Trumbull Avenue (HP)
Tucker Street
Tuller Avenue
Tuller Avenue (HP)
Tumey Avenue
Turner Avenue
Turner Place
Tuscola Street
Tuxedo Avenue (HP)
Tyler Avenue (HP)
Tyrone Avenue
UlsterProbably named for the province in Ireland.
Underwood Avenue
Union Avenue
University Place
Utah AvenuePossibly named for the state.
Uthes Street
Utica AvenuePossibly named for Utica, NY.
Van Buren AvenueProbably named for President Martin Van Buren.
Van Court Avenue
Van Dyke AvenueNamed for Mayor James A. Van Dyke (1847)
Van Dyke Place
Van Eyck Avenue
Vancouver Avenue
Vanderbilt Street
Varjo Avenue
Varney Avenue
Vassar Drive
Vaughan Avenue
Veach Avenue
Venice Avenue
Verdun Avenue
Vermont AvenueNamed for the state of Vermont.
Verne Avenue
Vernor AvenuePossibly named for Detroit pharmacist and ginger ale pioneer James Vernor.

West of Livernois

Vernor AvenuePossibly named for Detroit pharmacist and ginger ale pioneer James Vernor.

West of Martin

Vernor Highway E-WPossibly named for Detroit pharmacist and ginger ale pioneer James Vernor.
Verona Avenue
Vicksburg Avenue
Victor Avenue
Victor Avenue (HP)
Victoria AvenuePossibly named for the British monarch.
Viertal Court
Vigo Street
Vincennes Place
Vincent Avenue
Vine StreetSreets are often named for nearby landmarks or geographical features. It could be that the street was near a wood with a lot of vines. Seriously.
Vinewood AvenueVinewood Street is named after Bela Hubbard's mansion, Vinewood, which in turn was named after the tree covered vines growing throughout the area. The mansion was built in 1856 and was accessed via Vinewood Street from Fort Street.

Special thanks to Robert Andersen for providing this information. Bob is a contributor to the Bela Hubbard page on Wikipedia. Visit the page to learn more about Bela Hubbard.

Vinewood Street SSreets are often named for nearby landmarks or geographical features. It could be that the street was near a wood with a lot of vines. Seriously.
Vinton Avenue
Violetlawn AvenueMaybe the grass here was purple. :-)
Virgil AvenuePossibly named for writer.
Virginia AvenueProbably named for the state of Virginia. The street is really in Warren, I believe.
Virginia Park StreetProbably named for the state of Virginia. This street used to appear on maps without the ''Park.''
Visger AvenuePossibly named for Joseph Visger who played a part inprotecting Detroit at the end of the War of 1812.
Visger StreetPossibly named for Joseph Visger who played a part inprotecting Detroit at the end of the War of 1812.
Vista CourtStreets including the word ''vista'' are usually mamed for a view.
Voight Avenue
Volte Avenue
Voss Street
Vulcan Avenue
Wabash AvenueMost likely named for the Wabash Railroad which was named for the Wabash River, which was named after the French River Ouabache.
Wade Avenue
Wadsworth AvenueMay have been named for General Elijah Wadsworth, who raised three regiments to fight in the War of 1812.
Wager Avenue
Wagner Street
Wakefield Road
Walbridge StreetMay have been named for George B. Walbridge who co-founded one of the largest construction companies in Detroit (1914).
Walden Avenue
Waldo Street
Wales Street
Walker BoulevardPossibly named for John Walker, who was one of thirty leading Detroit citizens deported by General Proctor for criticizing the General's actions during the War of 1812.
Walker StreetPossibly named for John Walker, who was one of thirty leading Detroit citizens deported by General Proctor for criticizing the General's actions during the War of 1812.
Wallace Avenue
Wallick Place
Wallingford Avenue
Walnut StreetProbably named after the walnut tree.
Waltham Avenue
Walton Street
Wanamaker Place
Wanda Avenue
Ward Avenue/StreetMay have been named for Detroit industrialist Eber Brock Ward.
Ward PlaceMay have been named for Detroit industrialist Eber Brock Ward.
Waring Avenue
Wark AvenueNamed for Bruce H. Wark. Bruce lived in Detroit most of his life (he emigrated from Canada in his late teens). Bruce was a real estate developer and his biography (up to 1922) can be found in The City of Detroit, Michigan, 1701-1922, Volume 5, by William Stocking & Gordon K. Miller (available at Google books). The street has been renamed Santa Rosa Drive.

Special thanks to Robert Wark (http://sites.google.com/site/northernjourneybhwark/) for this information.

Warner Street
Warren Avenue E-WThis street was opened in 1869 and was named for the Revolutionary War hero, General Joseph Warren.
Warren CourtMany courts and places are named for there proximity to larger streets. That is probably the case here.
Warrington Drive
Warsaw PlaceNamed for the capital of Poland.
Warwick
Washburn Avenue
Washington BoulevardMary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "Washington Boulevard was originally named Washington Grand Avenue after General Washington, according to the Woodward Plan. In 1828 it was renamed Wayne after General Anthony Wayne, the American commanding officer at Detroit in 1796. The street was later renamed again after the first president."

http://apps.detnews.com/apps/history/index.php?id=199#ixzz0qOP2Vxki

Waterloo AvenueMany streets in Indian Village have Indian names, yet according to Nick Sinacori, quoted in an article in ModelD, at modeldmedia.com by Rodd Monts...Waterloo was named not after the battle, but for a horse farm of the same name in the area. Read more about this...

Special thanks to Craig Sasser for this information. Read more from Craig here.

Waterman Avenue
Waterman Avenue S
Watko Avenue
Watson PlaceEli Watson of New York founded Watson in Allegan County. I do not know if this street was named for him.
Watson StreetEli Watson of New York founded Watson in Allegan County. I do not know if this street was named for him.
Waveney Avenue
Waverly Avenue (HP)
Wayburn Avenue
Wayne StreetNamed for General Anthony Wayne.
WeaverPossibly named for religious crusader, William Weaver.
Webb AvenuePossibly named for abolitionist, William Webb; or General James Watson Webb.
Weitzel Court
Welland Avenue
Wellesley Avenue/Drive
Wellington AvenueProbably named for the Duke of Wellington or another place that was named for him.
Wells StreetSeveral places in Michigan were named for men named Wells. Wells Street in Detroit may or may not have been named for one of the men or one of the places. Anthony and James Wells settled Memphis in Macomb County. N.M. Wells was an assistant engineer for whom a settlement in Arenac was named. Wells in Delta County was named for sawmill owner Daniel Wells, Jr.. Wells in Tuscola County was named for postmaster Joseph Wells.
Welton Avenue
Wendell AvenuePossibly named for education advocate, Mary S. Wendell; or early settler Emory Wendell.
Wentworth Avenue (Ham)
Wesson Street
West BeaverlandThis street was most likely named for it's location on the western border of Detroit and the abundance of beaver in the area when it was first settled.
West ChicagoThis street may have once been a trail that led to Chicago.
West End AvenueThis street was most likely named for it's location on the western border of Detroit and/or the Michigan Central Railroad station in Springwells township.
West End Avenue SThis street was most likely named for it's location on the western border of Detroit and/or the Michigan Central Railroad station in Springwells township.
West ParkwayThis street was most likely named for it's location on the western border of Detroit.
West Point AvenueThis street was most likely named for it's location on the western border of Detroit.
Westbrook AvenueIt is common for streets to be named for nearby landmarks or geographical features of the area. It is possible that this street ran along the west side of a brook or had a brook to the west of it.
Western AvenueThis street was most likely named for it's location on the western border of Detroit.
Western DriveThis street was most likely named for it's location on the western border of Detroit.
Westfield AvenueWhile this street may have been named for the now defunct rural post office in Kalamazoo County or a person named Westfield, it is common for streets to be named for nearby landmarks or geographical features of the area. It is possible that there was once a field to the wes tof this street.
Westminster AvenueProbably named for the area in London or another place that was named for it.
Westmoreland Road
Weston AvenuePossibly named after Lenawee County's Edward Payson Weston.
Westover Place
Westphalia AvenueProbably named after Westphalia, Germany.
Westwood AvenueIt is common for streets to be named for nearby landmarks or geographical features of the area. It is likely that this street was west of a wooded area.
Wetherby Avenue
Wexford Avenue
Weyher Avenue
Whalen Avenue (Ham)Named for the Village of Hamtramck's first fire chief (1915), Barnard Whalen.

Special thanks to John Bezik for this information.

Wheeler AvenuePossibly named after Genesee County's Elmer G. Wheeler, a landowner and justice of the peace; or pioneer James B. Wheeler; or Allegan County postmaster Chester C. Wheeler.
Wheelock Street
Whipple StreetMay have been named for Fort Wayne (Indiana) Captain Whipple (later General Whipple); or artist S. Arch Whipple.
Whitcomb Avenue
White StreetCould be named for one of the following -- or not. Jackson County settler R.R. White. Charlevoix County's White's Camp near White Lumber Mill. Genesee County's Clark White. Detroiter Peter White.
Whitefield Avenue
Whitehead Avenue
Whitehill
Whitewood/Whitwood Avenue
Whithorn Avenue
Whiting Street (Ham)Possibly named for Dr. J. L. Whiting, treasurer of The Detroit Lyceum; or Detroiter J. T. Whiting; or Colonel Henry Whiting.
Whitlock Avenue
Whitmore RoadPossibly named after the Ann Arbor area land owner Luke H. Whitmore.
Whitney AvenueThere are several Whitneys in Michigan history. Surveyor Charles Whitney is the namesake of Whitney in Menominee County. Arthur Whitney was a hunter and trapper from Highwood. Whitney Beach in Gladwin County was named for him. Whitney in Arenac County was named for the Whitney lumber mill. Lumber baron David Whitney's Detroit mansion still stands and is home to the Whitney restaurant. My money is on him.
Whittaker AvenuePossibly named after Washtenaw County general store owner Frank Whittaker.
Whittier RoadProbably named for abolitionist poet and quaker, John Greenleaf Whittier.
Widman Place
Wight StreetWas originally named Alexander for Alexander Fraser. Not sure where the "Wight" comes from.
Wilber/Wilbor AvenuePossibly named after pioneer settler Loran Wilber.
WilcoxMay have been named for General Orlando B. Wilcox or University of Michigan Secretary Eben N. Wilcox.
Wilde Street
Wildemere Avenue
Wildwood AveueStreets are often named for landmarks or geographical features in the area. That is probably the case with this street.
Wilfred Street
Wilkie Street
Wilkins StreetMay benamed for Judge Ross Wilkins or Colonel Wiilam D. wilkins.
Willard StreetPossibly named for Bay County's Levi Willard or Detroiter William Willard.
Willette Avenue
Williams AvenueMary Bailey of the Detroit News writes: "John R, Elizabeth and Columbia streets are named for personal reasons. John R. Williams was a landowner , merchant and bank president in the first half of the 19th century, who named the street after himself. Baptized John Williams, he adopted the letter 'R' to distinguish himself from another John Williams in Detroit. Some of his business ventures, such as publishing an early newspaper, included his uncle, Joseph Campau. Williams was a general in the Territorial Militia, a member of the board of trustees at the 'new' University of Michigan and the first elected Detroit mayor in 1824. Williams named Elizabeth after his daughter, and Columbia after a street where he lived in Albany, New York."

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Willis Avenue E-WPossibly named for Wasthenaw County farmer, Willis L. Potter.
WillmarthWillmarth was once the name of the post office that is now Sand Hill.
Wilshire DriveProbably named for Wilshire, England; though I believe that is spelled Wiltshire.
Winchester Avenue E-WProbably named after General James Winchester.
Windemere Avenue (HP)
Winder StreetNamed for Colonel John Winder
Windmill Point Drive
Windsor AvenuePossibly named for Windsor, Ontario or Windsor, Vermont ot the founder of Osceola County.
Winfield AvenueDundee and Kinneyville both had, at one time, post offices known as Winfield. Not sure if that has anything to do with this avenue.
Winfield Avenue (Ham)Dundee and Kinneyville both had, at one time, post offices known as Winfield. Not sure if that has anything to do with this avenue.
Wing PlaceMay have been named for Austin E. Wing an area surveyor, sheriff, and University of Michigan Regent.
Winger Street
Winkleman Avenue
Winona Avenue (HP)Possibly named after the Winona Copper Mining Company or Winona in Houghton County, which was named for the company.
Winslow Street
Winston Avenue
Winter Street
Winthrop AvenuePossibly named after the Winthrop Iron Company or the town in Tuscola County, which was named for the iron company.
Wisconsin AvenueProbably named for the state of Wisconsin.
Wisner AvenueProbably named after Michigan Governor Moses Wisner.
Witherell StreetMary Bailey of the Detroit News writes, "Witherall [sic] was named after James Witherall, who succeeded Frederick Bates as one of the first Michigan territorial judges in 1808. He was a major in the War of 1812 and commanded General William Hull's army in Detroit. He was Territorial Secretary in 1828 and prompted the establishment of a public school system. "

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Witt Avenue
Wolff Street
Wolverine Avenue (Ham)Probably named after the state animal.
Wood AvenueWood, you know, wood.
Woodbine
Woodbridge Street E-WNamed for William Woodbridge. Mary Bailey of the Detroit News, writes, "William Woodbridge owned land west of the Cass farm and was active in early Detroit government. He was secretary of the Michigan Territory in 1814, a Michigan representative to Congress in 1819, territorial judge in 1827, governor of Michigan in 1839 and U.S. senator in 1841. His legacy is remembered in Woodbridge Street."
Woodhall
Woodingham Drive
Woodland AvenueWoodland in Barry County was named for its location amidst dense woods. This street could have been named after the town in Barry County.
Woodland StreetWoodland in Barry County was named for its location amidst dense woods. This street could have been named after the town in Barry County.
Woodlawn AvenuePossibly named after the village in Delta County.
Woodmere AvenuePossibly named after the station on the Canada Southern and the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroads.
Woodmont Road
Woodrow AvenueProbably named after President Woodrow Wilson.
Woodrow WilsonNamed for President Woodrow Wilson.
Woodside StreetStreets are frequently named for landmarks and geographic features of the surrounding area. It is likely that there was a wood along side this street.
Woodstock Drive
Woodston Road
Woodward AvenueNamed for Judge Augustus Brevoort Woodward, Woodward Avenue had its humble beginnings as a Native American hunting/travelling path.
Worcester PlaceThere are many places in the US named Worcester. It most likely comes for Worcester in the UK.
WordenPossibly named after early Wasthenw County landowner, E.S. Worden.
Wormer
Wotzke Court
Wreford AvenuePossibly named for William Wreford from whom Henry Ford rented 58 Bagley, the place where Ford assembled his first automobile.
Wyandotte Avenue (Ham)Probably named after the Native American tribe.
Wykes Avenue
WymanPossibly named after the Montcalm County postmaster, Harvey P. Wyman.
Wyoming AvenuePossibly named after the Wyoming Territory or state.
Yacama Avenue
Yale StreetProbably named after Yale University.
Yarmouth Drive
Yates StreetYates was the name of a station on the Michigan Central railroad line in Oakland County.
Yellowstone AvenueProbably named after the national park.
Yemans Avenue (Ham)
Yolanda
Yonka Street
York StreetPerhaps named after another place calledmYork, which was, possibly named for that noble duke.
Yorkshire AvenueProbably named after Yorkshire County in England.
Yosemite AvenueProbably named after the national park which was named for the Yosemite valley.
Young AvenueNamed for Frank X. Young (landowner and great grandfather of Thomas Constance).

Special thanks to Thomas Constance for providing this information.

Zender Place
Zinow Avenue (Ham)Named for Hamtramck city councilman, William Zinow.

Special thanks to John Bezik for this information.

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Algonquin

General term used to describe Native Americans of the following tribes (and others): Delaware, Fox, Huron, Miami, Ojibwa (Chippewa), Ottawa, Potawatomi, Sac, Shawnee and Winnebago.
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arquebus

A 39 pound (approximate) musket that two men would prop on a tri-pod and fire with a small torch. The arquebus was used by Champlain's men against the Iroquois to defend the Hurons. This may be the cause of decades of Iroquois abuse of the Hurons.
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clay and wattle

Building technique used in the construction of chimneys in the early days of Fort Ponchartrain. The technique involved piling sticks and packing them - inside and out - with clay and mud.
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Colbertism

Name for early French mercantilism in America, which Jean-Baptiste Colbert was influential in developing.
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conges

Trade permits issued by the Canadian government/court of France in the late 1600s to early 1700s.
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coureurs de bois

Very early French inhabitants of the current US and Canada who gave up their farmsteads for lives in the fur trade. They often lived with Native Americans.
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District of Hesse

Land district provisioned by the Canadian Council on July 24, 1788. The area was on the east side of the Detroit River.
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Fox

"Properly ""Mesh-kwa-ki-hug"". Native American tribe living in the area between Saginaw Bay and Thunder Bay at the time Detroit was founded. The French called the tribe Renyard. An allied tribe of the Sacs and Mascoutin."
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Huron

A Native American tribe that built a village near Fort Ponchartrain.
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Iroquoian

General term sometimes used to describe Native Americans of the following tribes: Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, and Seneca.
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Iroquois

"A Native American tribe known for antagonizing and brutalizing the Hurons (see also arquebus)"
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Mascouten

Native American tribe living in the Grand Traverse Bay area at the time Detroit was founded. An allied tribe of the Foxes and Sacs. Also spelled Mascoutin.
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Miami

A Native American tribe that built a village near Fort Ponchartrain.
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Muskhogean

General term used to describe Native Americans of the following tribes: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Creek.
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New York Currency

First standard currency used in Detroit (first used in 1765).
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Ottawa

A Native American tribe that built a village near Fort Ponchartrain.
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Outagamies

Native American tribe living in the Grand Traverse Bay area at the time Detroit was founded. An allied tribe of the Foxes (and Sacs?).
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Plains Indians

General term used to describe Native Americans of the following tribes: Apache, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa, and Pawnee (Pani).
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Potawatomi

A Native American tribe that built a village near Fort Ponchartrain.
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Quebec Act

Act of June 22, 1774, in which British Parliament decides to exercise English law in criminal cases and old French provincial law in civil cases in western settlements. The idea was to discourage people from settling in the west.
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Renyard

See Fox
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ribbon farms

Original land grants given by Cadillac. The lots were typically around 200 feet wide at the river front, with lengths up to 3 miles.
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Sac

See Sauk
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Sakis

See Sauk
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Sauk

Native American tribe living in the area between Saginaw Bay and Thunder Bay at the time Detroit was founded. The French called the tribe Sakis; English and Americans generally call them Sacs. An allied tribe of the Foxes/Renyards and Mascouten.
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Shoshonean

General term used to describe Native Americans of the following tribes: Bannock and Shoshone.
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Treaty of Montreal

Treaty ending the war between the Iroquois and France and England. Negotiations began in July of 1698 and the treaty was signed in August of 1701.
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Treaty of Ryswick

September 20, 1697 treaty ending war between France and England.
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voyageurs

Early French explorers who traveled mainly by water.