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Wayne County, Michigan


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Statistics & Facts

The Michigan state capital is Lansing.
The population of Brownstown is approximately 23,989 (2000).
The distance from Brownstown to Washington DC is 405 miles.
The distance to the Michigan state capital is 82 miles. (as the crow flies)
Brownstown is positioned 42.13 degrees north of the equator and 83.21 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Brownstown median income is $ 53,926 (1990).
The Brownstown median home price is $ 80,015 (1990).


along I-75 from Taylor on the north to Lake Erie on the south. Here is a map page for Brownstown.

Areas within the township and their zip codes are: Trenton - 48183, Wyandotte and Riverview - 48192, Romulus - 48174, and Rockwood - 48173
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History & History Related Items

Brownstown was one of the original nine townships in Wayne County before Michigan was even a state. Brownstown was established ten years before Michigan was admitted to the Union. The original township had approximately 43 square miles, but today its size is smaller - around 23 square miles.

The naming of Brownstown is not certain. It is thought that it was named for Adam Brown, an eight year old who was captured by Wyandot Indians in 1764. He was kidnapped in Virginia. He grew up among the tribe and married an Indian woman.

When Brownstown Township was organized in 1827, Moses Roberts was the first supervisor, which is like a Mayor of a city. The supervisor is also a voting member of the Board of Trustees.

Here is a history page for Brownstown. Learn how Brownstown was named, see historic pictures and more history of Brownstown
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The founding of Brownstown

5 April 1827


Learn more about the area at Brownstown Today
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Economy & Industry

The economy of Brownstown is based in the professional, technical or service industries. It is one of the fastest growing communities in the area. It is known as a desirable place to raise a family and to do business since more than 1,000 people move to the area per year since 1977.
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Brownstown City Government

Brownstown official website.

Municipal Building
21313 Telegraph Rd.
Brownstown, MI 48183
clerk phone: 734-675-0910

The Brownstown Historical Commission

Brownstown Libraries

Trenton Veterans Memorial Library
2790 Westfield
Trenton, MI 48183
Telephone: (734) 676-9777 Brownstown


The population of Brownstown was:
1990 - 18,811
2000 - 23,989

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