City of The Week Factoids - Rochester City of the Week

Congratulations to South Lyon: City of the Week with WCSX! South Lyon was originally founded in 1832 and was called Thompson’s Corners. The surrounding township was called Lyon after Lucious Lyon. South Lyon was named after its location within the township.

South Lyon was made into a village in 1873 and then a city in 1930.

Per the 2020 census, there are 11,746 people residing in South Lyon.

Let’s check out some South Lyon Factoids:


  • Boil Bubble Toil and Trouble!

    The Witches Hat Depot Museum resides in South Lyon. Named after the conical witch-like hat roof, The Witches Hat Depot functions as a museum and gathering place for the South Lyon Historical Society.


    There is a cool caboose from Chesapeake & Ohio dating from 1926. Moved to the museum site in 1982

  • How about those apples?

    South Lyon is home to a great apple orchard, Blake Farms South Lyon. Formally Erwin Orchard, but closed after 102 years and passed over to Blake.

  • Pumkinfest

    South Lyon has a major festival towards the end of September every year, Pumpkinfest. Among the many things you can do at this festival include a 5k run, inflatable rides, a parade, a dog show, and a ton of kids activities.

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