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Statistics & Facts

The Michigan state capital is Lansing.
The population of Yale is approximately 1,977 (1990), 1955 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 782 (1990), 722 (2010).
The amount of land area in Yale is 3.347 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Yale to Washington DC is 430 miles.
The distance to the Michigan state capital is 97 miles. (as the crow flies)
Yale is positioned 43.12 degrees north of the equator and 82.79 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in the upper thumb area of Michigan.
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History & History Related Items

: It was July 4, 1851 when Nathan White brought his family to this area in the Thumb of Michigan. Early accounts state that wildlife such as bear, deer, wildcat, badger, fisher, lynx and muskrat were plentiful, as well as the lush white pine that first brought the lumbermen and the creek which they used as transportation. A man named Hiram Allen came to the area and established a booming lumber company that same year. He also built the first road which was called corduroy because it was made from logs. By 1853 over 50 families had settled around the community which was then known as "Brockway Centre". A need arose to educate the children and the first school house and community center was built when residents held a 'bee'. In 1881 the settlers won a hard fought battle to bring the railroad through the town and residents were overjoyed at their new opportunity for travel and trade. That year there was a population boom in the area. In 1882 residents favored a name change of the city to a more dignified Yale, after the university of learning. On March 14, 1889 the Governor signed the bill making the name change from Brockway Centre to Yale official. Yale's oldest continuing business is The Yale Expositor, a weekly newspaper still in publication and established in 1882
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Yale Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
112 E Mechanic St
Yale, MI 48097-3431
Phone: 810-387-9253

Yale Community Events

2000, July 28-29-30
An Annual Event
Sponsored by the Yale Area Chamber of Commerce
Place: Downtown Yale
The Yale Bologna Festival draws over 20,000 people each year to this small town of just over 1,000 people. The Yale Area Chamber of Commerce, along with over 150 resident volunteers, rolls out the red carpet for their guests. Their festival celebrates a local heritage, bologna makers in Yale, and also celebrates family activities. The Chamber of Commerce, along with sponsors, bring in top-notch musical and comedic entertainment as well as magicians, sporting events, street dances and a car show all at no charge to the public. Food is plentiful, all celebrating the reason for the festival, Yale Bologna. Fried Bologna Sandwiches, Bologna Hot Dogs, Bologna on the grill and more mingle with homemade french fries, ice cream, lemonade, a pancake breakfast on Sunday and much, much more. The highlight of the festival, the Big Bologna Parade, marches down Main Street at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. With over 150 entries from both the United States and Canada, it is one of the largest in Michigan. Please come and join this small town in a great family festival! See you there!!

Yale Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
112 E Mechanic St
Yale, MI 48097-3431
Phone: 810-387-9253

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