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Exploring the City of Detroit – 29 Years After Incorporation in 1806

Take a look at how the city of Detroit has changed since it was incorporated in 1806. Compare an old map from 1835 to today's version of Google Maps and see how the orientation has shifted.
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Here’s a really old map of the city of Detroit, 29 years after it was incorporated in 1806.

Map of the city of Detroit in the State of Michigan (1835)

Source: Library of Congress

Check out how it compares to today’s version of Google Maps. The orientation is off by about 30 degrees.

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