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      • Ann Arbor became the seat of Washtenaw County in 1827, incorporated as a village in 1833, and was chartered as a city in 1851, which was also the year that John Allen died.
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  2. History of Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wikipedia

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    Ann Arbor became the seat of Washtenaw County in 1827, incorporated as a village in 1833, and was chartered as a city in 1851, which was also the year that John Allen died.

  3. Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wikipedia

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    Ann Arbor became the seat of Washtenaw County in 1827, and was incorporated as a village in 1833. The Ann Arbor Land Company, a group of speculators, set aside 40 acres (16 ha) of undeveloped land and offered it to the state of Michigan as the site of the state capitol, but lost the bid to Lansing.

  4. Past Ann Arbor Mayors & History - The City of Ann Arbor

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    Ann Arbor was incorporated as a city on April 4, 1851. List of Past Mayors Ann Arbor was founded in 1824 by John Allen of Virginia and Elisha Rumsey of New York; that same year it became the seat of Washtenaw County.

  5. ANN ARBOR—A HISTORY OF ITS EARLY SETTLEMENT

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    Dec 20, 2012 · Another of the landmarks of our city is known as the Goodrich building, erected by one of the early settlers of Ann Arbor, Mr. Chauncey S. Goodrich. He came to Ann Arbor in 1830. He resided in the township of Lima three years previous, having located a section of land in that township in 1827.

  6. How did Ann Arbor get its name? - ClickOnDetroit

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    Oct 10, 2019 · Us too. Ann Arbor, now home to one of Michigan's largest populations (and largest employers), was founded back in 1824. But the theories behind how the name was decided is a highly debated topic.

    • Ken Haddad
  7. What's in a name - Ann Arbor 1820-1850

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    Ann Arbor, like many cities, has myths and legends surrounding its origins. Perhaps one of the most persistent over the years has been the myth of the city's name. The most common story is that Ann Arbor was named after the wives of the founders, John Allen (pictured above) and Elisha Walker Rumsey.

  8. "Vanishing Ann Arbor" celebrates history of ... - Michigan Radio

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    Aug 26, 2019 · Today Downtown Ann Arbor is peppered with establishments that brew their own beer or sell some of Michigan's best craft beers, but city also has a long brewing history. "There was a time in the early 1880s, 1870s when people just started opening up breweries in Ann Arbor," Smith said.

  9. How Ann Arbor, Michigan Became a Living Lab for City Mobility

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    Oct 02, 2019 · Ford Mobility unveils its Ford City Insights Platform developed in partnership with Ann Arbor SPARK, the MEDC, the City of Ann Arbor, the AAATA, and the University of Michigan. Learn how this transferable and scalable platform will help address some of today’s most pressing transportation challenges.

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