Introduction to Kingsford, Michigan
The history of Kingsford is enmeshed with the growth of the Ford Empire. It was named after Edward G. Kingsford, a real estate agent and car dealer, who was a relative of Henry Ford. Kingsford helped Ford acquire land in this region in 1920. The charter of the Village of Kingsford was approved in December 29, 1923. Soon the number of residents increased from 40 people to more than a 100 homes. The village continued to flourish throughout the Second World War and on August 7th, 1947, the city charter was approved.
Kingsford and Nearby Attractions
- Menominee Range Historical Museum
- Bewabic State Park
- Fayette Historic Townsite
- Indianhead Mountain
- Iron County Historical Museum
Things To Do In Kingsford
Recreational activities in Kingsford include fishing, hunting, camping, and hiking at parks in and around the city. Some of these parks are Cowboy Lake, Woodward Park, Lodal Park, and Menominee River Park. There are many museums nearby, including Camp Five Museum, Iron County Historical Museum, and Menominee Range Historical Museum. Historical sites in the area include Art Dettman Fish Shanty, Fayette Historic Townsite, and Hazelwood.
Flights are available at Sawyer International Airport.
Kingsford Higher Education
Bay de Noc Community College, Northern Michigan University, and University of Wisconsin - Marinette are some of the colleges near Kingsford.