WCSX City of the Week

WCSX City of the Week

City of The Week Factoids - Rochester City of the Week

Congratulations Sterling Heights: City of the Week with WCSX! Sterling Heights has gone through some changes early on. Sterling Heights was originally a part of Shelby Township in 1827. It was broken off in 1835 and was named Jefferson Township. In 1838 it was renamed Sterling Township.

Sterling Heights was primarily used as agriculture for rhubarb, till the area’s real estate grew due to the need for homes for the growing automobile industry.

In 1968, Sterling Township became a city and the name was changed to Sterling Heights to appease some municipality issues.

Time for some Sterling Heights Factoids:

  • If you build them, they will come!

    Ford built a plant in Sterling Heights on Mound Rd by 1956. Other companies soon followed, such as Chrysler, TRW, and Vought Missile Plants. This caused the population to increase dramatically.

  • A Name is only a name

    Sterling Township had to change its name to Sterling Heights because there was already a village with the same name.

  • Now that's history!

    Sometimes history in the kids’ section is always more interesting than in the adult section. According to britanica.com, there was evidence of Paleo-Indians living in Sterling Heights over 11,000 years ago!

  • Macomb County HarvestFest

    Sterling Heights is home to the Macomb County HarvestFest. Another great fall festival that will be happening this October. Running October 21st and 22nd and will have a wild amount of fun things to do. A few things to do will be hayrides, a bunch of inflatables, live music and magic, a kids’ tattoo artist, professional pumpkin carver, and a pumpkin patch.

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