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Donielle Flynn

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Congratulations to Melvindale,

You’re the WCSX City of the Week!

Melvindale Factoids:

  • Melvindale was first settled in the 1830’s, and originally named Oakwood Heights.
  • The Slogan of Melvindale is “The Little City with the Big Heart.”
  • Melvindale serves an important role for railroad traffic in Metro Detroit. The Norfolk Southern Railway, The Canadian National Railway, Conrail, CSX railways all have rail yards in Melvindale.
  • Melvindale is located South of Dearborn and North of Allen Park and has a population of approximately 11,000 residents.
  • Melvindale became a village 1924 and a city in 1933. It was named after an early resident, Melvin Wilkinson.
  • For many years, all the natural gas used in Detroit was piped from Texas and stored in Melvindale.