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WASHTENAW COUNTY MICHIGAN







Washtenaw county map

Size: 716 Square Miles
Elevation: 700-1100 Feet
Physiography: Rolling plains, hilly uplands, lake-border plains
Growing Season: 160-180 days
Annual Precipitation: 30-32 inches
Average Snowfall: 40 inches
Forest Type: Oak-Hickory, Elm-Ash-Cottonwood, Maple-Beech
Fall Colors: Middle October

In 1680 the French explorer LaSalle came to this area. Then soon after French fur traders and Jesuit Priest came, but none of them stayed permanently. The first trading post was established by the fur traders on the banks of the Huron River in 1809. This area was located on the Pottawatomie Trail (which became Michigan Avenue) what is now known as Ypsilanti. The first settler to Washtenaw county was Major Benjamin Woodruff who bought 60 acres of land in 1823. In 1824 John Allen and Elisha Ramsey started a community, Ann Arbor. In a years time Ann Arbor had 50 settlers. When the University of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Ann Arbor in 1837 the community was on its way becoming a city. In 1839 the railroad connection from Detroit to Ann Arbor increased the growth of the city. Eastern Michigan University was founded in 1852 in Ypsilanti.

Washtenaw County

Ann Arbor Augusta Township (48160) Barton Hills (48105)
Benton Bridgewater (48115) Brookville
Chelsea (48118) Dexter (48130) Dixboro (48105)
Dover (48130) Eastlawn Foster
Fredonia Lima Manchester (48158)
Milan (48160) Paint Creek Pittsfield
Rawsonville Salem (48175) Saline (48176)
Scio Sharon Hollow (48158) Stony Creek
Urania Whitmore Lake (48189) Whittaker (48190)
Willis Willow Run Worden
York (48160) Ypsilanti (48197) blank





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