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This area was first settled in 1825. It was given a post office as Moulin Rouge on December 31, 1857, with Josiah Dort as its first postmaster. Robert Inkster, a Scot, operated a steam sawmill on present-day Inkster Rd., near Michigan Ave., in the early 1860's, and the post office was renamed Inkster on July 11, 1863. It was given a station on the Michigan Central Railroad by 1878.|
This Wayne County settlement was incorporated as a village in 1926 and as a city in 1964.
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