Infomi

A comprehensive index of information about  
"Michigan the Great Lakes State"  
Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice -  
If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you!  

     

 

Wayne County

Businesses
Recreational
Churches
Organizations
Government
Related Links
Wayne County Map
RMLS

Michigan Cities
Michigan Counties
Michigan Townships

Event Calendar
Fishing Reports/Outdoor Conditions
Michigan Snowmobile Trail Reports
Michigan Real Estate
Hotel On-line Reservations

 

If you have comments or suggestions, please take a minute to write to the InfoMI Help Desk


Hotel City Search:
Great Rates

   Home - Hosting - Contact Us - Frequent Questions


Wayne County, Michigan




 

Wayne County, Michigan

Wayne County, Michigan

Wayne County, Michigan

Wayne County, Michigan

Wayne County is the home of the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, the nation's largest indoor/outdoor museum complex, was founded in Dearborn, Michigan by Henry Ford in 1929 and has more than 1 million visitors a year.

The history of Wayne County is strongly tied to that of Detroit. In 1760 the British ruled the Northwest Territory, which included Detroit. After the Revolutionary War Detroit became an American Post. Around this time General Anthony Wayne, a famous Indian fighter, came to Detroit and permitted his name to be given to the new county.

In 1850 the city of Detroit had a population of 21,000, with shipping as its most important industry. When the railroads arrived they brought many immigrants as well as lumber, iron, copper, and farm products.

In 1899 the first commercial automobile factory in the world was opened in Detroit. Thus began Detroit and Wayne County's eventual claim to international fame as the world's automobile manufacturing center.

A few of Wayne County's hundreds of attractions include: The Renaissance Center, the Hart Plaza, Belle Isle, Fort Wayne, Greenfield Village, and the Henry Ford Museum.



 

If you have comments or suggestions, please take a minute to write to the InfoMI Help Desk.
Back to InfoMI Main Page.

 

2006 InfoMI. Site designed by Carrie's Creations Inc. All Rights Reserved.