Introduction to Davison, Michigan
Eleazer Thurston, who was the first settler of Davidson, arrived in 1842. The city was named after Judge Norman Davison, who established a nearby town, which at that time was called Davisonville, but is now known as Atlas. The first post office, which was established in 1850, was called the Davison Centre, but was later renamed as Davison. The city was officially incorporated in 1889, as a village, and in 1938, it was incorporated as a city. Several well-known people hailed from Davison including the filmmaker, Michael Moore.
Davison and Nearby Attractions
- Alfred P. Sloan Museum
- Addison Oaks County Park
- Pewabic Pottery
- W.J. Beal Botanical Garden
- Apple Mountain
Things To Do In Davison
There are numerous museums near Davison including, Alfred P. Sloan Museum, Flint Institute of Arts, Flushing Area Museum, and Montrose Historic & Telephone Pioneer Museum. There are also several historical sites nearby, namely, Historic Fort Wayne, Pewabic Pottery, and Sanilac Petroglyphs. The area has numerous parks including Addison Oaks County Park, Bald Mountain Recreation Area, and Independence Oaks County Park. Other popular destinations include Detroit Zoo, W.J. Beal Botanical Garden, and Eastern Market.
Bishop International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Davison Higher Education
Colleges close to Davison include Baker College of Flint, Kettering University, and Mott Community College.