Wyandotte Interactive Tour / First Deaths in the War of 1812

Wyandotte, Michigan
1854 Wyandotte Village   |   Ford City   |   Glenwood & Mt. Carmel   |   South Wyandotte


14. Biddle and Chestnut, Site of First Deaths in War of 1812, Marker with 7 concentric circles in sidewalk at SW corner
According the Lossing Benson, Pictorial Field Book of the War of 1812, one story goes that the first deaths of the War of 1812 took place near this intersection in Wyandotte. At one time a stream flowed through here with a bridge crossing on Biddle. In a running battle two people were ambushed at the bridge crossing, shot, and killed.

A marker with seven concentric circles is embedded in the sidewalk at the SW corner of Biddle and Chestnut, likely commemorating this event.