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Williamston, Michigan

Williamston is a city in Ingham County Michigan. The city is at the southeast corner of Williamstown Township, but is politically independent.

Williamston started as the crossroads of the Grand River and Saginaw Indian Trails. James M. “Miles” Williams, who built a dam, saw mill and later a grist mill in town, eventually platted the land in 1845 and named the town “Williamstown” after himself. It is unknown how it lost the “W” in its name.

The town was a popular stop on the Grand River Trail from Detroit to Lansing in the 19th century. That trail is now Grand River Avenue (M-43) which runs through Downtown Williamston. Because horse and buggy were the primary means of transportation in those days, and because the trip from Detroit to Lansing took more than one day, Williamston became a convenient overnight stop. The town was incorporated as a village in 1871, and later as a city in 1945. As of the Census of 2000 there were 3,441 people, 1,470 households, and 905 families living in the city. The median age was 34 years old. The median income for a household in the city was $39,727 and the median income for a family was $51,014.

Williamston School District has two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The mascot is the Fighting Hornets.

Williamston is noted for its antiques markets, and annual festivals such as the Red Cedar Jubilee, and Artfest on the River. In December there is also the Annual Light Parade. Williamston is well-known as a small, quaint town that is a center for the arts, entertainment and culture.

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  • 76 Listings For Sale
  • $297,026 Average Listing Price
  • $131 Average Listing Price per Square Foot
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