City of The Week Factoids - Rochester City of the Week

Congratulations to Clarkston: City of the Week with WCSX! According to the, Clarkston was established in 1832. Most of the settlers came from New York and New Jersey. Jeremiah Clark established a home in 1832 and his brother Nelson settled in 1836. Nelson’s home was not built until 1839, but it still is standing today at 71 North Main Street.

The Clarkston village was named after Jeremiah Clark and Nelson around 1842.

Clarkston’s downtown has been designated a National Historical Site. Clarkston has a main street filled with shops, eateries, and various businesses. Clarkston hosts several events including concerts, parades, festivals, and an art fair.

In October, Clarkston hosts the “Taste of Clarkston”. This will be the event’s 25th year! The tastes will be amazing as they offer a diverse range of foods and offerings. And there will be live music and entertainment.

Let’s check out some Clarkston: City of the Week Factoids:

  • Free Free Free!

    The “Taste of Clarkston” comings this October 1st, is a free admission event! Located on Main Street in Downtown Clarkston!

  • We did it FIRST!

    While the Clarkston was named after the Clark brothers, the actual first “home” owner was Linux Jacox who built a shanty in 1830.

  • It's Historical!

    The Village of Clarkston was designated a Michigan State Historic Site. The historic district includes Buffalo Street, Church Street, Clarkston Road, Depot Road, Holcomb Street, Main Street, Miller Road, Waldon Road, and Washington Street.

  • We be famous!

    Some famous people who have called Clarkston home: are Valerie Bertinelli, Dan Dickerson (Tigers Radio play-by-play!), Steve Howe, and Tim Robinson (from SNL).

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