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Davison
Genesee County, Michigan

ZipCodes
48423

Motto
"City of Flags"



Page Contents for Davison, Michigan

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Schools.



Statistics & Facts

The Michigan state capital is Lansing.
The population of Davison is approximately 5,693 1990, 5173 2010.
The approximate number of families is 2,612 1990, 2371 2010.
The amount of land area in Davison is 4.629 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Davison to Washington DC is 456 miles.
The distance to the Michigan state capital is 59 miles. (as the crow flies)
Davison is positioned 43.03 degrees north of the equator and 83.51 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

near the eastern border of Genesee County, about 10 miles east of Flint.
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History & History Related Items

Siblings, Debby, Andrew and Alson Seelye came to the area in 1836 and settled Seelyeville. Debby married Seth Wickers in 1848 and they founded another settlement, Wickers Corner. It grew and became a way station for the stagecoach lines. The post office there was known as Wickers Corners and also as Davison. In 1871, the railroad came through but bypassed Wickers Corner which led to its demise. When the new train depot was built just down the road, the post office left Wickers Corners and moved to its new home known as Davison Station. The town was named for Judge Norman Davison who was a large landowner in the area.

It was incorporated as a village on 20 May 1889 and later as a city in 1938

Here is a history page for Davison.
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Davison City Government

City of Davison City of Davison
200 E. Flint St.
P.O. Box 130
Davison, Michigan 48423
Phone: 1-810-653-2191
FAX: 1-810-653-9621

Davison Historical Events

1884, April 30
April 30, 1884 disaster struck Davison. A blaze started in the storerooms of Thomas Dugan's Drugstore on Main Street and spread like a true wild fire. It engulfed most of the downtown businesses and some homes. All the Village records, which were stored in the Village Clerk's home, above Dugan's Drug-store, were destroyed. Seven Flint fire fighters and the Colonel Fenton Steamer arrived by train, on a flat car, as the fire continued to spread. With their help, the fire was brought under control, and all of the buildings on the south side of Mill Street were saved. When the fire was finally over, all of Main Street was in ruins and nine families were homeless.

Davison Chamber

Davison Area Chamber of Commerce

Davison Organizations

Davison Area Chamber of Commerce

Davison Schools

Davison Community Schools
615 E. Clark St.
Davison, Michigan 48423

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