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WCSX City of the Week

Congratulations to Belleville,

You’re the WCSX City of the Week

Belleville Factoids:

  • Belleville was named by landowner, James Bell, who suggested Belleville.  Belleville is French for beautiful town.

  • Belleville is home to the Yankee Air Museum. The museum was founded in 1981 and offers people the chance to fly in a B-17, B-52, C-47, and B-25.  A devastating fire hit the museum in 2004, but the staff worked hard to get the planes to safety.  The new 47,000 square foot museum reopened in 2010 just yards away from the original. 

  • Belleville’s Slogan is “Quality Living.”

  • Belleville only covers about a square mile.

  • In early 1926, the Detroit Edison Company, in order to generate more electrical power in the region, built the French Landing Dam on the river east of Belleville, thereby creating Belleville Lake. Belleville Lake is the largest inland lake in Wayne County.