Village of Romeo
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
N 42° 48.237 W 083° 00.810
17T E 335359 N 4741010
Quick Description: In front of the Romeo District Library (Kezar Branch) on the west side of North Main Street, between Newberry Road and Church Streets. Parking available at the Library.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 9/17/2006 7:23:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMQQM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member "Paws"itraction
Views: 16

Long Description:
Originally known as Indian Village, Romeo was platted in 1830 on the former winter campgrounds of a band of Chippewa Indians. Nathaniel Taylor, Ashael Bailey and a Major Larned laid out the village, which was incorporated in 1838. Named Romeo by Taylor's wife, Laura, the village became an agricultural and mercantile center. Many of its early settlers were from New England and upstate New York. In 1835 the Romeo Academy was established, and in the 1840s the Romeo Branch of the University of Michigan opened in the village. The many examples of nineteenth-century architecture that remain in the village led Michigan and the federal government to list Romeo as a historic district in 1970.
Parking nearby?: yes

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Registered Site #: Local Site #1424

Historical Date: Not listed

Historical Name: Not listed

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website: Not listed

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