Congratulations to Romeo,
You’re the WCSX City of the Week!
- Romeo is located North of Washington Township and West of Armada. (Think: Van Dyke and 32 Mile Road..)
- Romeo was established in the spring of 1830 under the direction of Nathaniel T. Taylor, the first merchant of Romeo and it was his wife who suggested the name “Romeo” because it was “Short, musical, classical and uncommon.”
- By the 1850’s Romeo established industries including a hoop-skirt factory, (va-va-voom, baby!) a broom factory, a chair factory, and iron foundry, and a cigar factory.
- During the 1840’s the largest branch of the University of Michigan was located in Romeo.
- There are multiple Apple Orchards in or adjacent to Romeo such as Big Red Apple Orchard Historic Orchard & Cider Mill, Stony Creek Orchard & Cider Mill, The Ross Family Orchard and Cider Mill, Verellen Orchards & Cider Mill and the Westview Orchards and Cider Mill of Romeo.
- Romeo features an eclectic mix of restaurants, shops and attractions including the Bancroft-Stranahan Museum, The Clyde Craig Blacksmith Museum, the Kezar Library, the Macomb Orchard 24 Mile Trail (that runs along the East boarder of Romeo) and the Romeo Art & Archives Center. Dine, Shop and Explore The Historic Village of Romeo!