Congratulations to Belleville,
You're the WCSX City of the Week!
- The community was named in honor of landowner James Bell... the name is also the French word for "beautiful town."
- In the 1930's, Belleville had a reputation as a resort community where the wealthy of Detroit maintained getaway estates. Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh once owned summer cottages on Belleville Lake in the neighborhood of Harmony Lane.
- The National Strawberry Festival takes place the third weekend in June every year in Belleville. It began as a way for local farmers to celebrate their strawberry crops.