Introduction to Grand Blanc, Michigan
Grand Blanc History
The area was originally settled by the Chippewa Indians. French traders, who arrived in 18th century, christened the community "Grand Blanc", which in French means "Great White". It was officially organized in 1823. Following the arrival of railroads in 1862, the area began to flourish. The city of Grand Blanc, which is part of the Grand Blanc Charter Township, was incorporated on March 4th, 1930.
Grand Blanc and Nearby Attractions
- Flushing Area Museum
- Grand Traverse Heritage Center
- Montrose Historic & Telephone Pioneer Museum
- Pewabic Pottery
- Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area
- Detroit Zoo
Things To Do In Grand Blanc
The Alfred P. Sloan Museum, and the Flushing Area Museum showcase exhibits of the region's history and culture. In addition, Alfred P. Sloan Museum has various antique autos, while Montrose Historic & Telephone Pioneer Museum houses antique and novelty telephones. Pewabic Pottery, a historic site which now functions as a non-profit organization, was established in 1903 during the American arts & crafts movement. The Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area, Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area, Seven Lakes State Park, and Groveland Oaks County Park offer facilities for camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, hiking, and swimming. Opportunities to play golf are also available at the Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club, which hosts the Buick Open PGA Tour golf tournament every year.
Grand Blanc Transportation
Air transportation is available from the Bishop International Airport.
Grand Blanc Higher Education
Colleges close to Grand Blanc are Baker College of Flint, Mott Community College, University of Michigan, and Kettering University.