Introduction to Romulus, Michigan
Romulus, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 6 miles W of Taylor, Michigan and 19 miles W of Detroit, Michigan. The city is part of the Detroit metropolitan statistical area. About 22,979 people live in Romulus.
Samuel Polyne, a French-Canadian, was the first white settler to arrive in Romulus in 1826. The community was named after the city of Romulus in New York. On March 19, 1845, the area’s name was changed to "Wayne," but it was renamed Romulus on January 16, 1848. In 1970, Romulus was officially incorporated as a city.
Romulus and nearby Attractions
- Samuel Kingsley Home
- Fox Theater Building
- Dearborn Historical Museum
- Ball Road Tabernacle
- McClaughrey Drain
- Detroit Zoo
Things To Do In Romulus
The Samuel Kingsley Home is one of the most important historic locations in Romulus. It has an underground cellar where Samuel L. Kingsley hid slaves during the underground railroad period. Travelers can also visit the Historic Fort Wayne, the Fox Theater Building, the Dearborn Historical Museum and the Detroit Institute of Arts. The Dossin Great Lakes Museum and the Museum of African American History are also in the area. The Eastern Market, with its shops and farmers stalls, is another popular tourist haunt.
The Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is close by.
Romulus Higher Education
Institutes near Romulus offering higher educational opportunities are the Madonna University, the Henry Ford Community College, the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and Davenport University.