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Monroe County, Michigan

US county information
NameMonroe County
US Area
Total Area680 sq mi (1761.2 km2)
Land Area551 sq mi (1427.1 km2)
Water Area129 sq mi (334.1 km2)
Population145945 (2000)
Density102/km2 (264.2/sq mi)
Named forJames Monroe

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Monroe County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. According to a 2008 U.S. Census Bureau estimate, the population is 152,949. The largest city and county seat is Monroe. The U.S. Census Bureau defines all of Monroe County as conterminous with the Monroe Metropolitan Area. In July 2008, the Census Bureau estimated the county metropolitan population at 152,949  �  the 260th largest of the 363 metropolitan area in the United States. Monroe County is also officially part of the larger Detroit � Ann Arbor � Flint CSA and sometimes unofficially included as a northerly extension of the Toledo Metropolitan Area. Monroe County was established as the second county (after Wayne County) in the Michigan Territory in 1817 and was named for then-President James Monroe.

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Congressman is featured at area chamber forum - Dearborn Press and Guide Tweet this news
Dearborn Press and Guide--His district encompasses portions of the Downriver area, Dearborn, parts of Dearborn Heights, -Monroe County- and eastern Washtenaw County. ... - Date : Sat, 05 Feb 2011 17:22:04 GMT+00:00
Transition season looms for T-Wolves - Monroe Evening News Tweet this news
Monroe Evening News---Monroe County-?s minor league football team opens its 18th season with a nonleague game May 21 at the Detroit Diesels. The T-Wolves never have opened their ... - Date : Sun, 06 Feb 2011 09:12:46 GMT+00:00
County ranks 10th highest in number of bridges in need of repair - Monroe Evening News Tweet this news
Monroe Evening News--Herb Smith is not surprised by -Monroe County's- ranking in -Michigan- in the number of bridges that need repair. The longtime soybean grower lives near Morocco ... - Date : Wed, 19 Jan 2011 17:12:39 GMT+00:00
Medical marijuana planned for spring - Monroe Evening News Tweet this news
Monroe Evening News--2011 1:24AM A forum on medical marijuana dispensaries and what impact they might have in -Michigan- is being planned this spring by the -Monroe County- ... - Date : Sat, 05 Feb 2011 09:06:55 GMT+00:00
Worst is over; county digs out from snow blockbuster - Monroe Evening News Tweet this news
Monroe Evening News--2011 12:13PM A severe weather alert remains in effect today for -Monroe County- and much of southeast -Michigan-, although the worst is over from the blizzard ... - Date : Wed, 02 Feb 2011 17:07:07 GMT+00:00
Jobless rate dips slightly - Monroe Evening News Tweet this news
Monroe Evening News--2011 11:15AM -Monroe County's- unemployment rate dropped to 10.6 percent in December as some hiring continued and -Michigan's- overall economy began to ... - Date : Fri, 28 Jan 2011 17:02:15 GMT+00:00
Toledo man stabbed to death, two in custody - Toledo On The Move Tweet this news
Toledo On The Move--When -Monroe County- Sheriff's Deputies arrived on the scene, they found three men on the ground. John Okonski, 48, from Toledo was pronounced dead at the ... - Date : Fri, 14 Jan 2011 09:49:19 GMT+00:00
2 Michigan men hurt jumping ditch on snowmobiles - Toledo Blade Tweet this news
Toledo Blade--The crash occurred about 6:15 pm off Stull Road in Summerfield Township in -Monroe County-, about 3 miles south of Petersburg. The two men were westbound in ... - Date : Fri, 04 Feb 2011 11:44:11 GMT+00:00
Three dead after crash on icy Monroe Co. highway - Toledo On The Move Tweet this news
Toledo On The Move---Michigan- State Police say three people have died after a early morning crash on an icy -Monroe County- highway. Authorities say the crash occurred around 5:30 ... - Date : Thu, 03 Feb 2011 13:43:21 GMT+00:00
SOUTHGATE: Dingell speaks at chamber luncheon (with video) - Southgate News Herald Tweet this news
Southgate News Herald--His district encompasses portions of the Downriver area, Dearborn, -Monroe County- and eastern Washtenaw County. A couple of weeks after the North American ... - Date : Thu, 03 Feb 2011 21:25:03 GMT+00:00

Schools :
District School Location
Airport Community Schools
Airport Senior High School Ash Township  
Edith M. Wagar Middle School Ash Township  
Fred W. Ritter Elementary School South Rockwood  
Joseph C. Sterling Elementary School Ash Township  
Loren Eyler Elementary School Ash Township  
Niedermeier Elementary School Berlin Township  
Bedford Public Schools Bedford Junior High School Temperance  
Bedford Senior High School Temperance  
Douglas Road Elementary School Lambertville  
Jackman Road Elementary School Temperance  
Monroe Road Elementary School Lambertville  
Open Door Alternative High School Temperance  
Smith Road Elementary School Temperance  
Temperance Road Elementary School Temperance  
Dundee Community Schools Dundee Alternative High School Dundee  
Dundee Elementary School Dundee  
Dundee High School Dundee  
Dundee Middle School Dundee  
Ida Public Schools Ida Elementary School Ida Township  
Ida High School Ida Township  
Ida Middle School Ida Township  
Jefferson Schools Harold F. Sodt Elementary School Frenchtown Township  
Jefferson 5/6 Elementary School Frenchtown Township  
Jefferson Early Childhood Center Frenchtown Township  
Jefferson High School Frenchtown Township  
Jefferson Middle School Frenchtown Township  
North Elementary School Berlin Township  
Mason Consolidated Schools Mason Central Elementary School Erie Township  
Mason Middle School Erie Township  
Mason Senior High School Erie Township  
Monroe Public Schools Custer #1 Elementary School South Monroe  
Custer #2 Elementary School South Monroe  
Cantrick Elementary School Monroe  
Hollywood Elementary School Monroe  
Knabusch Mathematics & Science Center Monroe Township  
Manor Elementary School Monroe  
Monroe High School West Monroe  
Monroe Middle School Monroe  
Orchard Center High School Monroe  
Raisinville Elementary School Raisinville Township  
Riverside Early Childhood Center Monroe  
Waterloo Elementary School West Monroe  
Summerfield Schools Summerfield Elementary School Petersburg  
Summerfield High School Petersburg  
Summerfield Middle School Petersburg  
Whiteford Agricultural Schools Whiteford Elementary School Whiteford Township  
Whiteford High School Whiteford Township  
Whiteford Middle School Whiteford Township  

Schools :
School Location Grades Enrollment
Holiness Christian School Petersburg  
1 � 12
Holy Ghost Lutheran School Raisinville Township  
Pre � 8
Lutheran High School South Berlin Township  
9 � 12
Meadow Montessori School Raisinville Township  
Pre � 12
New Bedford Academy Lambertville  
K � 8
St. Anthony School Whiteford Township  
K � 8
St. Charles School Berlin Township  
Pre � 8
St. John School Monroe  
Pre � 8
St. Joseph School Erie Township  
Pre � 8
St. Mary Catholic Central High School Monroe  
9 � 12
St. Mary Catholic Elementary School Monroe  
Pre � 8
St. Michael School Monroe  
K � 8
St. Patrick Catholic School Ash Township  
K � 8
State Line Christian School Temperance  
K � 8
Trinity Lutheran School Monroe  
Pre � 8
Triumph Academy Frenchtown Township  
K � 8
Zion Lutheran School Frenchtown Township  
Pre � 8

Schools :
School Location Classification
Monroe County Community College Monroe Township   Community college
Monroe County Intermediate School District Monroe Township   Intermediate school district
Monroe County Youth Center Monroe Township   Youth detention center
Moreau Center Frenchtown Township   Youth detention center

Schools :
Interstate 75 travels through the eastern portion of the county and provides access to Toledo to the south and Detroit to the north. I-75 provides an uninterrupted route as far south as South Florida and as far north as the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge.

Interstate 275 has its southern terminus just north of Monroe in the northeast portion of the county. Splitting off from I-75, I-275 is a western bypass around Detroit but does not actually merge back with I-75. I-275 serves as a main route to the Metro Airport.
U.S. Route 23 runs along the western portion of the county, passing right through Dundee and proceeding north through Ann Arbor. US-23 is large enough to where it is a limited-access freeway with interchanges rather than intersections.
US-24 travels through Monroe and provides access to Toledo and western portions of Detroit. The road is known locally as North Telegraph and South Telegraph - divided at the River Raisin. US-24 also connects to I-275 just north of Monroe.
U.S. Route 25 was the designated name for the portion of Dixie Highway north of Cincinnati, including the portion running through Monroe. Like Dixie Highway, US-25 was largely replaced, and the existing highway was truncated at Cincinnati.
U.S. Route 223 only runs a short distance through the southwestern corner of the county, where it connects Toledo to U.S. Route 127 in Michigan. In Monroe County, it is known as St. Anthony Road, and the US-223 designation continues on a 90° bend south with US-23.

The eastern terminus of M-50 is in Monroe at US-24 and provides a direct route from Monroe to Dundee and further into the state. In Monroe, M-50 is known locally as South Custer Road. In Dundee, it is referred to as East Monroe Street and, after the River Raisin, Tecumseh Road.
M-125 travels directly through downtown Monroe before merging into US-24 north of Monroe. South of downtown after Jones Avenue, it is called South Dixie Highway. In the downtown area, it is South Monroe Street. North of the River Raisin, it is North Monroe Street.
M-130 was a state highway existing from 1930 � 1955 and ran along the north banks of the River Raisin. M-130 had its eastern terminus at US-24 and ran for just over nine miles (14 km). In 1955, control of the highway was transferred back to the county and is now called North Custer Road.
M-151 was a state highway existing from 1935 � 1977. It ran through the southern portion of the county, connecting US-23 to the now-decommissioned US-25. Today, the road is called Samaria Road, with the eastern portion called Lakeside Road.
The old Dixie Highway ran through Monroe County in as early as 1915. Originally one of the only ways to reach places like Florida, the highway was largely replaced by I-75 beginning in the 1960s. Today, the namesake of the highway is used for two non-connecting highways (one being M-125), although the same route and remnants of the original highway are long gone.
Built in 1946, Custer Airport is located just west of downtown Monroe. It is a very small and seldom used airport. There are no commercial or passenger flights departing from or arriving at Custer Airport. There is one paved runway primarily used by small personal airplanes. There is also a small aviation school on the site.
Toledo Suburban Airport
Not to be confused with the much larger Toledo Express Airport, this airport is located in the southwest portion of the county near Lambertville. Like the Custer Airport, there are no scheduled flights, and the airport is seldom used. With only one paved runway and seasonal operation, its primary function is as a fueling station, test center, and for flight instructions.

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