Introduction to Milford, Michigan
In the 1830s, the Huron river attracted the first settlers to Milford. Elizur and Stanley Ruggles began construction of the first sawmill in 1831, which led to the establishment of a community. A township was organized in 1834, and Milford was incorporated as a village in 1869. In 1892, it became one of the first communities with electric lights, which was largely due to waterpower generated by the river. Telephone lines were installed the following year.
Milford and Nearby Attractions
- Plymouth Historical Museum
- Kensington Metropark
- Fair Lane
- Cranbrook Art Museum
- Detroit Zoo
Things To Do In Milford
The Plymouth Historical Museum and Dearborn Historical Museum showcase historical exhibits. The Cranbrook Art Museum, the Motorsports Hall of Fame, Cranbrook, and Fair Lane are other museums and historic sites near Milford. The Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area, Proud Lake State Recreation Area, Highland State Recreation Area, and Island Lake State Recreation Area offer camping, fishing, boating, swimming, and picnicking. The Detroit Zoo, Hidden Lake Gardens, and Eastern Market are among the other popular attractions close to Milford.
The closest major airport is the Oakland County International Airport.
Milford Higher Education
Madonna University, Eastern Michigan University, and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor are several colleges located near Milford.