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Wayne County, Michigan

48111, 48112

"Quality living since 1905"

Page Contents for Belleville, Michigan

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Michigan state capital is Lansing.
The population of Belleville is approximately 3,700 (2000), 3991 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,603 (1990), 1755 (2010).
The amount of land area in Belleville is 2.941 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.1 sq kilometers.
The distance from Belleville to Washington DC is 421 miles.
The distance to the Michigan state capital is 66 miles. (as the crow flies)
Belleville is positioned 42.20 degrees north of the equator and 83.48 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in the southwest corner of Wayne County in southeastern Michigan, near the intersection of Interstates 94 and 275. It is only 25 minutes from Detroit and 20 minutes from Ann Arbor. Belleville is completely surrounded by the Township of Van Buren.

Here is a location page for Belleville.
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seasonal. Here is a weather page for Belleville and the area.
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History & History Related Items

The name of Belleville is said to be in honor of James Bell, an early resident. The name means "beautiful village". It was first platted in 1847 as Bellville by three men, George Hill, D.L. Quirk and Robert Clark. It was incorporated as a village in 1905 and then as a city 14 May 1946. Though a city, it remains, to its citizens, as a small town, with friendliness and closeness within its boundaries.

Here is a good history page for Belleville.
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More information about Belleville, Michigan.

Fred C. Fischer Library, Belleville Lake, Horizon (lakeside) Park, Victory Park, Village Park, Victory Station, LaSalle statue, War Memorial

Belleville Area Museum
405 Main Street
Belleville, Michigan 48111
Phone: (734) 697-1944

Music in the Square, Music in the Park, Belleville Artist Colony, Belleville Music Festival, National Strawberry Festival

The Yankee Air Museum
at Willow Run Airport
P.O. Box 590
Belleville, MI 48112-0590
Phone: (734) 483-4030
Fax: (734) 483-5076
Please call for hours of operation and fees
Many historic aircraft are on display. Some are only on display while others are actually flyable.
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Belleville City Government

The City of Belleville has a city manager/city council form of government. The Mayor and four council members are elected while the city manager is an appointed position.


Wayne County, Michigan website.

Belleville Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
248 Main Street
Belleville, Michigan 48111
Ph:(734) 697-7151
Fax: (734) 697-1415

Belleville Community Events

Third weekend in June each year
The Belleville National Strawberry Festival
This Festival is held on the third weekend in June at year at various locations throughout the city. It features entertainment for all ages, including: crafts, baked goods, fresh strawberries, music, carnival rides and games. There is a parade on Saturday and MUCH MORE!

Fourth Weekend in July each year
The Belleville Music Festival is held on the fourth weekend in July at beautiful Horizon park on the shores of Belleville Lake. The festival offers a variety of music, but features blues on Saturday. for further information call (734) 697-7151

Music in the Park - Every Summer
"Music in the Park" offers a variety of musical styles every Sunday at Victory Park in Downtown Belleville. All concerts are free of charge. Please call for specific dates for each year - (734) 697-7151

Music on the Square - Summer Thursdays
"Music on the Square" is offered Thursdays from 6 - 9PM in June, July and August beginning June 24th and ending August 19th. A variety of musical styles will be featured. All concerts are free of charge. Please call for specific dates each year - (734) 697-7151

The Belleville Artist Colony features artists creating their works while you watch in an outdoor setting at three sites throughout Downtown Belleville. On Thursdays the artists will be at Fourth Street Square, on Sundays at Victory Park and on Tuesdays at Horizon Park. On Thursdays and Sundays the artists will be in residence coinciding with "Music in the Park" and "Music in the Square" For further information, call (734) 697-7151

Belleville Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
248 Main Street
Belleville, Michigan 48111
Ph:(734) 697-7151
Fax: (734) 697-1415

Belleville Libraries

Fred C. Fischer Library
167 Fourth Street
Belleville, Michigan
Phone: (734-699-3291

hours: Monday - Thurasday 12 - 9PM, Friday & Saturday 12 - 5PM Closed Sunday
librarian: Deborah Green (1998)

Belleville Schools

Van Buren Public Schools
555 West Columbia
Belleville Michigan
Phone: (734) 697-9123

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