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 French for “beautiful town.”
• In the 1930s, 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.