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Westland in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Perrinsville

 
 
Perrinsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 29, 2010
1. Perrinsville Marker
Inscription. The village of Perrinsville was established as a small commercial center during the 1830s. Abraham and Isaac Perrin started a successful sawmill where Merriman Road now crosses the Middle Rouge. Several businesses sprang up and the community became known as Perrinsville. About 1850 the village reached its peak of activity with flourishing enterprises on Ann Arbor Trail and Merriman Road. But a railroad built during this era bypassed Perrinsville to the south; in 1871 this railroad was intersected at what is now Wayne City by a rail line running from the north. Perrinsville's distance from these vital transportation lines led to its decline. It became an agricultural area. Absorbed by the city of Westland in 1966, one of Perrinsville's residential streets, a school, and a store still exist.
 
Erected 1977. (Marker Number L0423.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 20.806′ N, 83° 20.919′ W. Marker is in Westland, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Ann Arbor Trail and Merriman Road, on the right when traveling east on Ann Arbor Trail. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31059 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland MI 48185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Perrinsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 29, 2010
2. Perrinsville Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Perrinsville School (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Nankin Pioneer (approx. 0.7 miles away); Nankin Mills (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Nankin Mills (approx. 1.1 miles away); Nankin Millers House (approx. 1.1 miles away); "Learning by Doing" (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cooper School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wilson Barn (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Westland.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
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