City of The Week Factoids - Rochester City of the Week

Congratulations to Warren: City of the Week with WCSX! According to, the first landowner to settle in Warren was Charles Groesbeck in 1830. His brother, Louis Groesbeck soon followed.

Originally named Hickory Township, the name was changed to Warren after General Joseph Warren of the American Revolution.

Alex Groesbeck, the grandson of Louis, became the 30th governor of Michigan. It wasn’t till 1957 that the Village of Warren became the City of Warren on October 27th

Let’s check out some City of Warren Factoids:

  • Bigger is Better!

    Warren is Michigan’s Third largest city. As of 2021, Warren’s population is over 138,000.

  • Name of a Warrior

    Joseph Warren fell at the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17th, 1775. But not before the American forces caused massive casualties to the British forces.

  • Support the Troops

    Warren grew with the construction of the Chrysler Truck Assembly Plant and the Detroit Tank Plant, with the latter to support the WWII war effort.

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