South Lyon

The original residents migrated from Wayne county and originally were from New York, coming to Michigan by way of the Erie Canal. 1 The area around the settlement was mostly marshland and the primary way of travel was through horse and wagon through horrible conditions such as harsh winters and muddy, rainy roads. In 1833, the residents of the current day Lyon Township petitioned the State legislature to set aside 36 square miles for a township that would be called “fruitland,” not for its abundance of fruit, but as a reference to the future of the settling of a virgin land.

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