Introduction to Waterford, Michigan
Waterford, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 31 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. The town is included in the Detroit metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 73,150 people lived in Waterford.
Before European settlers came here in the 18th and early 19th century, the area was inhabited by the Iroquoian and Algonquian tribes of the Ottawas, Ojibwas, Hurons, Potawatomies, Sauk, Miamis, Sashabaws, and others. Lewis Cass, the third governor of the Michigan Territory, defined the boundaries of Oakland County in 1819. Waterford Township was incorporated in the year 1834.
Waterford and nearby Attractions
- Waterford Twp Parks & Recreation Department
- County of Oakland Parks & Recreation
- Shell Park
- Waterford Oaks County Park
- Hess Hathaway Park
- Michigan Military History Museum
Things To Do In Waterford
The town of Waterford is home to many lovely parks where you can hangout with your friends or family members during leisure hours.
The nearest international airport is Oakland County International.
Waterford Higher Education
The main colleges in the town are Port Huron Cosmetology College and Ross Medical Education Center. Students can also take admission in the Oakland Community College-Bloomfield Hills Campus, located about 12 miles away from the city.