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Dearborn Heights: City of the Week Factoids

Congratulations to Dearborn Heights: City of the Week with WCSX! According to, the United States relocated the “Detroit Arsenal” to an area outside of Detroit that became known as Dearbornville. It was named after Revolutionary War hero General Henry Dearborn.

The real growth in Dearborn began when the Ford Motor Company built the new Fordson (later River Rouge) Assembly Plant.

In 1929 a vote was approved to merge the cities of Fordson and Dearborn.

As of the 2010 census the population of Dearborn Heights is 57,774 people.

Let’s check out some Dearborn Heights FACTOIDS!

  • Let's pick your BRAIN!

    I’m a huge nerd and one of the things that stands out to me in Dearborn is GREEN BRAIN COMICS! A comic book store that has seen it all and survived and weathered every economic and natural disaster thrown at it.

  • The HOME of Henry Ford

    Henry Ford believed the history that was being taught at the time as being “bunk”. So he built a museum concentrating on a kind of history he felt was not “bunk”. The Henry Ford Museum is that marvel of displaying Henry Ford’s collection and innovations. All the collections of Henry Ford and more! See JFK’s limousine, Abraham Lincoln’s chair from the Ford Theatre, and Edison’s lab!

  • And the VILLAGE outside!

    And extending outside of the Henry Ford Museum you have Greenfield Village. A living breathing outdoor museum. Almost one hundred historic buildings have been moved to the property. Places like A replica of Thomas Edison’s Metro Park Laboratory, the Wright brother’s bicycle shop and home, and Henry Ford’s birthplace.

  • What's in a motto?

    Dearborn Heights’ official City Motto is “A City With a Future”. Has a better ring to it than Dearborn’s “Be Nice to People”.

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