Below are some important facts about Birmingham that you can use to pass our Birmingham City of the Week Quiz!
Birminhham's First Name and the Road to Birmingham
Birmingham was first known as Hamilton in the 1820’s, named after settler John Hamilton who built a hotel by the railroad station. Years later, the settlement of Hamilton adopted the name of Piety Hill. In 1832 the name of Birmingham was finally determined.
Stage Coach Stop
Birmingham was also a stage coach stop on the route between Detroit and Pontiac.
When Birmingham Became a City
Birmingham became a city in 1933.
Activities and Parks for the Residents
Twenty-six parks with over 230 acres cover more than 10% of the City’s total acreage. Residents can play baseball, softball, tennis and basketball, and enjoy playgrounds, picnic facilities and two miles of trails along the Rouge River.
Today Birmingham is a wealthy city with an old-fashioned downtown with upscale stores. The residential neighborhoods are lush with high-quality housing and top-notch schools.
Birmingham City Of The Week QUIZ!
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