Congratulations to Lapeer,
You’re the WCSX City of the Week
- Folklore claims Lapeer was derived from the naming of the south branch of the Flint River, which flows northwestward in Lapeer County. French and Indian traders frequently passed over this section of the county and through the river, ultimately naming the city for the stone that lay at the river bottom. In French, stone is called “la pierre”; the English pronunciation of these words gives Lapeer. It is also believed that the first settlers who came from New York State may have brought the name Lapeer from a similarly named city in their home state. A third supposition is that French missionaries named the city Le Pere, meaning The Father
- Lapeer County was once part of the Northwest Territory.
- The Mayor of Lapeer is William Sprague. He’s been re-elected twice and mayor for ten years.