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Washtenaw County, Michigan


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Page Contents for Saline, Michigan

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Michigan state capital is Lansing.
The population of Saline is approximately 8,826 (2005), 8810 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,213 (2000), 3699 (2010).
The amount of land area in Saline is 10.876 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Saline is 4.14 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.086 sq kilometers.
The distance from Saline to Washington DC is 434 miles.
The distance to the Michigan state capital is 55 miles. (as the crow flies)
Saline is positioned 42.17 degrees north of the equator and 83.77 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Saline elevation is 820 feet above sea level.
Saline median income is $ 59,382 (2000).
The Saline median home price is $ 169,200 (2000).


in Southeastern Michigan in the greater Ann Arbor metropolitan area. Saline is about eight miles from Ann Arbor and about 38 miles from Toledo, Ohio. Other nearby communities include Milan, Barton Hills, Ypsilanti, Britton, Dexter, Clinton and Tecumseh.

Here is a map page for Saline.
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History & History Related Items

Orange Risdon took up 160 acres of land; which included the site of the present City of Saline. Mr. Risdon officially named the village Saline and is honored today as its founder. Saline was platted as an unincorporated village in 1832.

Here is a good history page from the local historical society. Here is another local history page. This history was written by Wayne Clements.

From 1932 until 1953, Saline Valley Farms functioned here in the area. Saline Valley Farms was an economic experiment in cooperative living and farming founded by Harold Gray. Here are 150 photographs of the project.

The Davenport House, a Michigan Historical Marker.

This page has over 700 historical photographs to view. Try this photo tour of Saline from the Saline Library.
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The founding of Saline

August 12, 1824

The incorporation of Saline

October 18, 1866 as a Village, 1931 as a city.


The Celtic Festival

The Bixby Marionette Museum
141 E. Michigan Avenue
Saline, MI

The Rentschler Farm
1265 E. Michigan Ave.
Saline, MI
The historic farm has been turned into a museum about American farm family life in the early 20th century. The museum is open from May 20th through September each year. A special activity, Harvest Time, is held in September with many fun and informative activities.

Saline Community Fair
P.O. Box 423
Saline, MI 48176
Held in September each year

Check out these Arial photos of Saline.
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Saline City Government

City of Saline
100 North Harris Street
Saline, MI 48176
Phone: (734) 429-4907

Saline has a 7 member city council, including the Mayor

Saline Chamber

The Saline Area Chamber of Commerce
141 E. Michigan Ave.
P.O. Box 198
Saline, MI 48176
Phone: (734) 429-4494
fax (734) 944-6835

Saline Community News

The Saline Reporter
Published each Thursday
106 West Michigan Avenue
Saline, MI 48176

Saline Community Events

January each year
The annual Antique Show in Saline is held each January by the Saline Historical Society.
Saline's Summerfest
held each year in August.

Saline Organizations

The Saline Area Chamber of Commerce
141 E. Michigan Ave.
P.O. Box 198
Saline, MI 48176
Phone: (734) 429-4494
fax (734) 944-6835

Saline Libraries

Saline District Library
555 N. Maple Rd.
Saline, MI 48176
Tel: (734) 429-5450
Fax: (734) 944-0600

Saline Schools

Saline Area Schools
200 N. Ann Arbor St.
Saline, MI 48176
Phone: 734-429-8000 Saline


The population of Saline was:
1950 - 1,533
1960 - 2,334
1970 - 4,811
1980 - 6,483
1990 - 6,660
1997 - 7,692
2000 - 8,034
2005 - 8,826 (estimate)

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