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Williamston Historic Marker Dedication Ceremony


A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Williamston Historic Marker is scheduled for this coming Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 12:30 PM. The dedication will take place in front of City Hall, 161 E. Grand River Avenue, Williamston, MI 48895. Mr. Truscott from the Michigan Historical Commission will be present to dedicate the marker.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will go in tandem with the Williamston History Day Tour (which is from 1:00 – 5:00 PM).


The Historic Marker will dedicate Williamston’s Downtown Historic District which contains all the historical commercial buildings forming the core of the City’s central business district. The district focuses on Williamston’s central four-corner intersection of Grand River Avenue and Putnam Street and extends along part of all of the first blocks of those streets outward from that intersection.

The district’s buildings are commercial in character, except for City Hall. The buildings date generally from the early 1870s to the 1950s and are predominately Italianate, Second Empire, Late Victorian, and Commercial Brick. The district contains 47 buildings, of which all but seven contribute to its historic character. In addition, the City’s 1916 gray granite Civil War Monument, topped by a figure of a Union solider at parade rest, stands in front of City Hall and is considered a contributing object.


Our goal is to provide information about our community for residents and visitors to learn about who we are and what we can provide. This will be an ongoing project with updates and additions as we go along, so check back often! 


Effective Wednesday, August 20, 2014, the Police Department and Department of Public Works will be  located at 781 Progress Ct. (in the industrial park off of Putnam St.). 

Phone numbers are the same: 

(517) 655.4222 Police Department

(517) 655.2221 DPW

The parking lot on the east side of City Hall will be closed during the construction of the new Police Department.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Board Vacancies

Board or Review (alternate)            1 vacancy

Construction Board of Appeals: 2 vacancies

Zoning Board of Appeals: 1 vacancy

Board & Commission Applications can picked up at the City Hall, 161 E Grand River Ave, Williamston or in the "permits and forms" section of the website.