Introduction to Hamtramck, Michigan
Hamtramck, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 4 miles N of Detroit, Michigan. The city is in the Detroit area.
German farmers were the original inhabitants of the area now known as Hamtramck. The Dodge Brothers plant, which opened in 1914, brought in a large number of Polish immigrants. The community was named in honor of Col. John Francis Hamtramck, a Revolutionary War hero. In 1796, after the British troops evacuated the area, Francis Hamtramck took possession of it. By 1798, Hamtramck was an organized township. It was established as a village in the year 1901, and in 1922, Hamtramck was reincorporated as a city.
Hamtramck and nearby Attractions
- Fox Theater Building
- Historic Fort Wayne
- Children's Museum
- Detroit Historical Museum
- Betholem Cemetery
- All Star Amusement
Things To Do In Hamtramck
To spend a fun day out with family and friends, one can go to the Children's Museum and the Detroit Zoo. The All Star Amusement is a theme and amusement park which offers recreational opportunities to be enjoyed by both adults and children.
Air transportation is available from the Detroit City Airport.
Hamtramck Higher Education
Macomb Community College, the Lawrence Technological University, the Wayne State University, and the Marygrove College offer higher educational opportunities to residents of Hamtramck.