“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Westland in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)


Perrinsville Marker Photo, 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 Photo, Click for full size
By Joel S., July 29, 2010
2. Perrinsville Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Perrinsville School (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Nankin Pioneer (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cooper School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wilson Barn (approx. 1.4 miles away); Chief Tonquish Burial Site (approx. 1.9 miles away); Wallaceville School (approx. 3 miles away); George A. Custer U.S. Army Reserve Center (approx. 3.1 miles away); Redford Township School District No. 9 (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Westland.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel S. of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 701 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Joel S. of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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