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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

George George Memorial Park

George George is one of Clinton Township's latest and greatest parks in Macomb County. It is located on Moravian near Cass Ave. The George Family donated the land for the park and made all the improvements here (fountains, pavilion, picnic tables, benches, umbrellas, playground, restrooms, bridges, asphalt pathways, iron archways, etc). It was built in memory of their grandfather. Suzie walked the 30 some acres last weekend quite in awe. The land used to be inhabited by the Delaware Nation Indians, then the Moravian Christian Missionaries moved in around 1782 and formed the settlement called New Gnadenhutten. Moravian Drive was the first inland road in Michigan. It was built by the missionaries to connect to Fort Detroit. Interesting that at the recent dedication, the Delaware Indians (from Moraviantown, Ontario) where invited back to bless the land and give a little powwow. George George is a very popular place to get married.


  1. Hi Suzie and Doreen, This park is truly amazing! We went on a picnic there a few weeks ago with our grandkids and friends. I had never seen it and I was in awe. Thanks fot the historical backround. I am enjoying the blog. Keep up the great work.

  2. A little wrong in a bit of this. The land was inhabited by the Ojibwe (Chippewa) people except for a period of four years in which the Moravian missionaries WITH their Delaware converts occupied briefly, before being kicked off the land by the Ojibwe. It wasn't resettled for a number of years, except for sparse houses of the Moravian decendents who were allowed by the Ojibwe to stay behind.