Below are some important facts about Southgate that you can use to pass our Southgate City of the Week Quiz!
City Name Origin
The name Southgate was adopted because the community is the southern gateway to metropolitan Detroit area.
Slogan Of Southgate
The latest slogan of Southgate is “The Heart of Downriver”.
Original Land Owners
The land was first bought from the Potawatomi Indians.
Original Settlers in Southgate
In the 1770’s, Southgate was settled by prominent French families.
Follow these roads to Southgate...
Today, the “gate” of Southgate is I-75, M-85 Fort Street (M-85) , Dix-Toledo Highway (US-25)
What Southgate is Known For
Southgate is known for it’s neighborhoods, good schools, parks and a fine library.
The Conrail / CSX Transportation freight trains that run between Detroit and Toledo, Ohio, runs through the northwest corner of Southgate and is notable for the large grade crossing (one of the largest in the world) through the intersection of Northline and Allen Roads.
Southgate City Of The Week QUIZ!
Now it’s time to test your knowledge… take the Southgate City of the Week quiz HERE!