City’s Namesake To Be Honored at Macomb’s City Hall

General Macomb's 231st birthday was celebrated at Chandler Park on Wednesday afternoon.
General Macomb's 231st birthday was celebrated at Chandler Park on Wednesday afternoon.

General Macomb’s 231st birthday was celebrated last year at Chandler Park.

Macomb’s namesake, General Alexander Macomb, and the War of 1812 Battle of Plattsburgh will be honored Thursday morning at City Hall.

Macomb became well-known after the Battle of Plattsburgh, also known as the Battle of Lake Champlain, which ended the final British invasion of the northern states during the War of 1812. Macomb defended the area against a British army and naval squadron.

The presentation will unveil a gift to the city of Macomb, a framed history of Major General Alexander Macomb, according to a news release from the city. A plaque, recognizing the gift in honor of The Family of Kay Stanton-Hobson and Hartley Hobson-Wensing, direct decedents of Major General Macomb, will also be unveiled during the presentation.

The public is invited to share in the presentation at 10 a.m.