Historical Event Anniversaries

This page features Washtenaw County historical events anniversaries and programs and events to celebrate those anniversaries. Included are American Revolution Semiquincentennial Events.

Sesquicentennial Anniversary (150 Years)

Ann Arbor

Chelsea

Dexter

Manchester

Pittsfield

Salem

Saline

Ypsilanti

Washtenaw County

Bicentennial Anniversary (200 Years)

Ann Arbor

. . . . . February 12, 1824 – John Allen and Elisha W. Rumsey bought the land on which they founded Annarbour – named after the area’s numerous burr oaks and the first name of their wives.

. . . . . May 25, 1824 – The town plot was registered in Wayne County. The registration contains the earliest known use of the town’s unique name–Annarbour.

Chelsea

Dexter

Manchester

Pittsfield

Salem

. . . . . February 22, 1826 – First Land Patents Granted by The United States Federal Government to Samuel Mapes, Rufus Thayer, Royal Wheelock, David M. Scovell, Elkanah Pratt, Aaron Blood, And Joseph Dickerson.

Saline

Ypsilanti

Washtenaw County

Michigan

. . . . . July 23, 1828 – The Historical Society on Michigan was officially founded with Governor Lewis Cass serving as President and the territorial legislative council — including Henry Schoolcraft — serving as ex officio members.

United States Of America

. . . . . October 26, 1825 – Erie Canal is opened allowing easier transportation to Michigan.

American Semiquincentennial (250Years)