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WCSX City of the Week

Congratulations to Walled Lake,

You’re the WCSX City of the Week

Walled Lake Factoids:

  • Walled Lake’s name is said to have been given by the first Euro American settler, Walter Hewitt, in 1825. Upon his arrival, he noticed what appeared to be a stone wall along the West bank of the lake, constructed by the Potowamie Indian tribe. Walled Lake was a village inhabited by about 400 Potowamie people until about 1830.
  • Walled Lake was an important Under Ground Railroad “depot” where freedom seekers could eat and sleep along their journey. One of these stops was the Foster House Farm House (built in 1833) which served as a refuge for those making their way to freedom in Canada. The Foster Farmhouse was located on Pontiac Trail near 15 Mile road until 1997, when it was relocated to Rielly Park in downtown Walled Lake to avid demolition
  • In the 1980’s, the city sewer systems were completed around the entire lake, making it cleaner and the area around Walled Lake even more desirable to live and play in.
  • Today, Walled Lake is a thriving lakeside community. Its residents still enjoy the small town feeling with the convenience of being close to fine dining, shopping entertainment and major expressways.