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Station: North Detroit, MI

The North Detroit area was settled about 1868 as Dalton Corners. When the Detroit & Bay City railroad (later MC/ NYC/PC/ Conrail) came through here, they established a station called Norris. It was renamed North Detroit about 1891. An 1895 Silas, Farmer & Co. map indicates that the depot here was at the southeast corner of the railroad and Nevada Avenue crossing. ]LOC]. Howeve, the town was generally described as between Six and Seven Mile Roads, and Mound Road and Van Dyke Avenue. It was absorbed by the City of Detroit. [MPN]

The Michigan Central had a freight house and team track at North Detroit, on their Bay City branch at Nevada Avenue. [MCTC-1950]


Time Line

1875. A special train will leave Third Street station on the Detroit & Bay City railroad at none o'clock next Monday morning on the occasion of the dedication of the new Deaf and Dumb Asylum at Norris. The train will return at six o'clock in the evening. [DFP-1875-0512]