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Encyclopedia > Royal Oak, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
Location in the state of Michigan
Location in the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°29′20″N, 83°8′34″W
Country United States
State Michigan
County Oakland
Mayor Jim Ellison
Area  
 - City 30.6 km²
 - Land 30.6 km²
 - Water 0 km²
Elevation 199 m
Population (2000)
 - City 60,062
 - Density 1,961.9/km²
 - Metro 5,456,428
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: http://www.ci.royal-oak.mi.us
The Star Dream by Marshall Fredericks in downtown Royal Oak
The Star Dream by Marshall Fredericks in downtown Royal Oak

Royal Oak is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a suburb of Detroit and is part of the Metro Detroit area. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 60,062. Royal Oak Charter Township is nearby, but is legally separate from the city. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x852, 909 KB) Description: Downtown Royal Oak, MI Source: Photo by stanthejeep Date: November 4, 2006 Author: stanthejeep File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Adapted from Wikipedias MI county maps by Seth Ilys. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... 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A simulated-color satellite image of Metro Detroit, with Windsor across the river, taken on NASAs Landsat 7 satellite. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Royal Oak Charter Township is a charter township located in Oakland County, Michigan. ...

Contents

History

Royal Oak was incorporated as a village in 1895, and as a city in 1921. The city's name originates from a tree located near the present day intersection of Crooks, Rochester, and Main that in 1819 reminded Territorial Governor Lewis Cass of the Royal Oak tree within which King Charles II of England hid to escape the Roundheads following the Battle of Worcester. Lewis Cass (October 9, 1782 – June 17, 1866) was an American military officer and politician. ... The Royal Oak is the name given to the oak tree within which King Charles II of England hid to escape the Roundheads following the Battle of Worcester in 1651. ... Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was the King of England, King of Scots, and King of Ireland from 30 January 1649 (de jure) or 29 May 1660 (de facto) until his death. ... The Roundheads was the nickname given to supporters of the Parliamentarian cause in the English Civil War. ... The Battle of Worcester was the final battle of the English Civil War. ...


On November 14, 1991, Thomas McIlvane killed five people, including himself, with a Ruger .22 caliber rifle in Royal Oak's post office, which was one of a string of incidents across the United States in which current or recently fired postal workers attacked and killed co-workers en-masse, leading to the phrase "Going postal." November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining until the end of the year. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Memorial of the 1986 post office incident in Edmond, Oklahoma. ...


Today

The past decade has seen much in the way of development as the city's downtown has been transformed into a trendy and urban-chic restaurant, shopping, and entertainment district. Construction is underway on six high-rise building developments, with completion expected by 2006. Points of Interest include: the Detroit Zoo, the renowned William Beaumont Hospital, the Royal Oak Music Theatre, the Main Art Theatre, Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle, and the many unique shops, cafes, and restaurants which line the streets of the downtown area. In addition, the offices of Hour Detroit, a regional lifestyle magazine, are located in the city. In recent years, some of downtown Royal Oak's edgier commercial establishments have closed, replaced by chain restaurants and large condominium complexes. The Horace Rackham Memorial Fountain, Corrado Parducci, sculptor The Detroit Zoo is located in suburban Royal Oak, Michigan, USA. The Detroit Zoological Institute is an agency of the City of Detroit despite not being physically located there. ...


The National Arbor Day Foundation has awarded Royal Oak the distinction of "Tree City USA" every year since 1976 due to the city's commitment to tree planting and preservation. Arbor Day is an American holiday that encourages the planting and care of trees. ...


In 1998, the foundation of famous SNL comedian and Detroit area native Gilda Radner, created a free cancer support community for people with cancer, their families and friends. Gilda's Club Metro Detroit, operates a three-story non-residential house in Royal Oak and has welcomed over 3,000 members for social and emotional support and fun activities. Gilda Radners Live From New York LP cover Gilda Susan Radner (28 June 1946 – 20 May 1989) was an American comedian and actress, best known for her five years as part of the original cast of the NBC comedy series Saturday Night Live. ... Named in tribute to the late comic actress Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer, Gildas Club is a place where cancer patients and their families can go to be around other people in the same situation to share support, coping and wellness strategies. ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.8 square miles (30.6 km²), of which, 11.8 square miles (30.6 km²) is land and none of it is covered by water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Royal Oak is bordered by Pleasant Ridge, Ferndale and Hazel Park to the south, Berkley, Huntington Woods, Southfield and Beverly Hills to the West, Birmingham, Troy and Clawson to the North, and Madison Heights to the East. Pleasant Ridge is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Ferndale is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan along I-696. ... Hazel Park is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Berkley is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Huntington Woods is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Southfield is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Beverly Hills is a village located in Oakland County, Michigan, United States. ... Birmingham is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan, United States. ... Troy is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Clawson is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Madison Heights is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 60,062 people, 28,880 households, and 14,440 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,083.0 people per square mile (1,961.9/km²). There were 29,942 housing units at an average density of 2,534.0 per square mile (978.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.80% White, 1.54% African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.56% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.30% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 28,880 households out of which 20.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.9% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.0% were non-families. 40.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.86. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 17.8% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 38.8% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $52,252, and the median income for a family was $68,109. Males had a median income of $50,562 versus $36,392 for females. The per capita income for the city was $30,990. About 2.0% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

The city is served by Royal Oak Neighborhood Schools. It also contains a location of Oakland Community College. Royal Oak Neighborhood Schools is also called ROSD for Royal Oak School District. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...


In recent years Royal Oak has begun to consolidate its public schools to make up for the lower enrollment compared to the city’s peak that occurred during the baby boom era. In this consolidation the two high schools were already combined into one that was named Royal Oak High School. Beginning in 2007 the two middle schools will be combined into one that will be called Royal Oak Middle School. Finally the total number of elementary schools will be reduced to six[1]. However some parents have protested the planned closure and demolition of Longfellow and Whittier elementary schools and are seeking to have them considered for historic district recognition by way of signed petition[2]. A baby boom is any period of greatly increased birth rate within temporal and usually geographical bounds. ... Royal Oak High School is a high school in Royal Oak, Michigan. ...


Government

Royal Oak utilizes the Council-Manager form of government, and thus is governed by a City Council consisting of a Mayor and six council members. The city council appoints a City Manager, who manages the day-to-day operations of the city. The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ...


The Mayor of Royal Oak is Jim Ellison.


The City Manager is Thomas Hoover.


Transportation

Royal Oak train platform
Royal Oak train platform

Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Royal Oak, operating its Wolverine three times daily in both directions between Pontiac, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois via Detroit. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1251x754, 635 KB) Description: Royal Oak train platform Source: Photo by stanthejeep Date: November 21,2006 Location: Royal Oak, Michigan Author: stanthejeep File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1251x754, 635 KB) Description: Royal Oak train platform Source: Photo by stanthejeep Date: November 21,2006 Location: Royal Oak, Michigan Author: stanthejeep File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old... [[Acela Express]] in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Michigan Services is an umbrella term used by Amtrak to encompass three separate routes which originate from Chicago, Illinois and run into southern and central Michigan. ... Pontiac is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... This article is about Illinois largest city. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Nickname: Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area    - City 370. ...


Commuter rail service was once provided by Grand Trunk Western Railroad (GTW) and later Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority (SEMTA) from Pontiac, Michigan to downtown Detroit with a stop in Royal Oak. This service ended on October 17, 1983 after subsidies were discontinued. Efforts continue to this day to restore such commuter service. 1887 map of GTW predecessor railroads Grand Trunk Western Railroad Incorporated (AAR reporting mark GTW) is the American arm of Canadian National (CN; AAR reporting mark CNA) operating in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. ... Pontiac is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor...


Class one freight rail service is provided by Canadian National Railway (CN). The Canadian National Railway (CN; AAR reporting marks CN, CNA, CNIS), known as Canadian National Railways (CNR) between 1918 and 1960, and Canadian National/Canadien National (CN) from 1960 to present, is a Canadian Class I railway operated by Canadian National Railway Company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. ...


Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) operates local and regional bus transit. The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) is the public transit operator serving suburban Detroit, Michigan. ...


Highways: There is an interchange connecting interstate highways I-75 and I-696 in the southeast corner of the city. Woodward Avenue (state highway M-1) is about a mile west of the interchange in the southeast corner of the city. Woodward proceeds northwest defining the western border of the city, and intersects with the north-south Coolidge Highway just south of 13-Mile Road. Additionally, the southern terminus of Rochester Road (state highway M-150) is about 1 mile north of the downtown district, where it angles off from Main street, just south of the location of the "Royal Oak" tree mentioned above, and connects Royal Oak with Rochester, Michigan (the northern end of M-150), although the road itself continues on far beyond the city of Rochester. This road used to also be the route of an early 1900's electric trolley line which connected downtown Royal Oak with downtown Rochester. Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... Michigan State Highway 1 or M-1 is a north-south state highway in Michigan. ... Rochester is a suburb of Detroit, Michigan located in Oakland County, Michigan. ...

Previous station Amtrak Next station
toward Chicago
  Wolverine  
toward Pontiac

[[Acela Express]] in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motor City & Murder City, Motown, Rock City, The D Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area    - City 370. ... In the waiting room of the Union Station, January 1943 Union Station is a Chicago, Illinois train station that opened in 1925, replacing an earlier 1881 station, and is now the only intercity rail terminal in Chicago. ... Wolverine is a passenger train service operated by Amtrak as part of its Michigan Services. ... Birmingham is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Pontiac station is located at 1600 Wide Track Dr. Pontiac, Michigan and has check-in and check-out deskes, restrooms and phones. ...

Culture

Media

In addition to the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, regional newspapers serving all of southeast Michigan, the city is served by the Daily Tribune, the Royal Oak Review, and the Royal Oak Mirror. Along with The Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News (owned by Gannett) is one of the two major Metro Detroit newspapers. ... Along with The Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press is one of the two major metro Detroit newspapers. ...


The popular sitcom Home Improvement was set in Royal Oak. For the renovation process, see Home improvement. ...


Nightlife

Downtown Royal Oak features a wide assortment of nightlife venues, including The Royal Oak Music Theatre and The Landmark Main Art Theatre. The many restaurants range in fair from take-out sandwiches to high end establishments specializing in cuisines like Italian, Belgian, Nepali, and others. A variety of pubs are also available and include biker bars, dance clubs, upscale breweries, sports bars, and rooftop bars.


During the summer, downtown Royal Oak becomes host to hordes of Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the metro Detroit area. Wednesday nights Main Street is often lined with Harley-Davidsons, whereas Thursday night the streets fill up with sport bikes. A simulated-color satellite image of Metro Detroit, with Windsor across the river, taken on NASAs Landsat 7 satellite. ... Logo on a 2003 Harley Davidson The Harley-Davidson Motor Company (NYSE: HDI) is a manufacturer of motorcycles based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Sport bikes are characterized by having a more streamlined, aerodynamic design when compared to other types of motorcycles. ...


While Royal Oak's nightlife has attracted its share of celebrities, such as Kid Rock and Bob Seger's manager Punch Andrews, it has also attracted a few famous celebrity crimes, such as hockey star Sergei Fedorov in September 2001 for failing a breathalyzer test, and Eminem in June 2000 for gun possession. Robert James Ritchie (born January 17, 1971), best known as Kid Rock, is an American rapper, singer and rock musician most notable for his albums along side his rap/hard rock/country band, Twisted Brown Trucker. ... Sergei Viktorovich Fedorov (Russian:Сергей Викторович Фёдоров, Sergej Viktorovič Fëdorov; born December 13, 1969 in Pskov, Soviet Union; now Russia) is a professional ice hockey forward who plays for the Columbus Blue Jackets in the National Hockey League. ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known by his stage name Eminem or Slim Shady, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and occasional actor. ...


In 1999 Meg White of the White Stripes was a day bartender for two years at the downtown bar Memphis Smoke. Years later, Jack White's ex- girlfriend Renee Zellweger was known to stop in at Memphis Smoke for carry-out. During the 2005 Detroit Lions football season, 2004 Playboy Playmate of the year, Carmella DeCesare lived in a downtown, upscale loft with her boyfriend Jeff Garcia. She was known for calling into local Detroit sports radio stations and complaining about local reporters' treatment of Garcia. Megan Martha White (born on December 10, 1974, in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan) is best known as the drummer of Detroit rock duo The White Stripes. ... The White Stripes are a minimalist rock and roll duo from Detroit, formed in 1997. ... Jack White (occasionally Jack III White or Jack White III, born John Anthony Gillis on July 9, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American, Grammy-winning rock musician, singer, and music producer. ... Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969 in Katy, Texas) is an Academy Award-winning movie actress. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... Carmella Danielle DeCesare (born July 1, 1982) is now an American model and a former WWE RAW diva who was Playboy magazines Miss April 2003 and Playmate of the Year for 2004. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Famous Citizens

Kristen Anne Bell (b. ... Shrine Catholic High School is a private, co-educational, Roman Catholic secondary high school located in Royal Oak, Michigan, affiliated with National Shrine of the Little Flower Church. ... Bruce Lorne Campbell (born June 22, 1958 in Royal Oak, Michigan) is an American actor. ... Andre Comeau (born in 1971) is a singer and songwriter who gained notoriety as one of the original cast members of television reality show The Real World. ... The Real World is a reality television program on MTV originally executive produced by Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray and produced and directed by George Verschoor. ... Father Coughlin Father Charles Edward Coughlin (October 25, 1891 – October 27, 1979) was a Canadian-born Roman Catholic priest at Royal Oak, Michigans National Shrine of the Little Flower Church. ... Roman Catholic priests in clerical clothing. ... The Great Depression was an economic downturn which started in 1929 and lasted through most of the 1930s. ... Peter Miller Dawkins (born March 8, 1938 in Royal Oak, Michigan) is a former U.S. Army Brigadier General, Heisman Trophy winner, Rhodes Scholar, and businessman. ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (also known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rhodes House in Oxford Rhodes Scholarships were created by Cecil John Rhodes. ... Carmella Danielle DeCesare (born July 1, 1982) is now an American model and a former WWE RAW diva who was Playboy magazines Miss April 2003 and Playmate of the Year for 2004. ... William Ashley Freehan (born November 29, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played his 15_year career with the Detroit Tigers (1961, 1963-76). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium(1961-1999) a. ... Glenn Lewis Frey (born November 6, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as one of the founding members of rock and roll band, the Eagles. ... The Eagles redirects here. ... George A. Dondero High School (formerly Royal Oak High School) was opened in 1927 in Royal Oak, Michigan. ... Christopher Gore (September 21, 1758 - March 1, 1827) was a prominent Massachusetts lawyer, Federalist politician, and diplomat. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jason Michael Grilli (born November 11, 1976 in Royal Oak, Michigan) is a right-handed pitcher who currently plays for the Detroit Tigers. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium(1961-1999) a. ... Tom Hayden outside the 2004 Democratic National Convention Thomas Emmett Tom Hayden (born December 11, 1939) is an American social and political activist and politician, most famous for his involvement in the anti-war and civil rights movements of the 1960s. ... SDS Button Logo The Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was, historically, a student activist movement in the United States that was one of the main iconic representations of the countrys New Left. ... Dr. Jack Kevorkian Jack Kevorkian, M.D. (born Pontiac, Michigan, May 29, 1928), is a controversial American pathologist. ... There have been several people named Clifford Robinson: Clifford William Robinson, American politician Clifford Trent Robinson - NBA basketball player whose career spanned from 1979 - 1991 Clifford Ralph Robinson - NBA basketball player whose career spanned from 1989 - current This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share...

See also

Somerset Collection in the Metro Detroit suburb of Troy The architecture of metropolitan Detroit, Michigan continues to garner the attention of architects and preservationists alike. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.royaloakschools.com/portal/consolidationinformation
  2. ^ http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061120/NEWS03/611200382/1005/NEWS

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Regions

Upper Peninsula: Copper Country | Keweenaw Peninsula This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is the northern of the two major land masses that comprise the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Copper Country is an area in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the United States, including most of Keweenaw, Houghton, Baraga and Ontonagon counties. ... The Keweenaw Peninsula is the most northern part of Michigans Upper Peninsula. ...

Lower Peninsula: Central Michigan | Southeast Michigan (including Metro Detroit) | Michiana | Northern Michigan | The Thumb | Southern Michigan | Western Michigan The regions of lower Michigan and their major cities are identified on this map. ... The Lower Peninsula of Michigan, including major regions. ... Southeast Michigan is a region in the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan that is home to a majority of the states residents, businesses, and industries. ... A simulated-color satellite image of Metro Detroit, with Windsor across the river, taken on NASAs Landsat 7 satellite. ... Michiana is a region in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan centered around the city of South Bend, Indiana. ... Northern Michigan - or more properly Northern Lower Michigan - is a region of the U.S. state of Michigan, popular as a tourist destination, resort area, and vacation area. ... The Thumb is a region of Michigan, so named because the Lower Peninsula is shaped like a mitten; thus the Thumb is the area that looks like the thumb of the mitten. ... Southern Michigan is a region in the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Western Michigan, also known as West Michigan, is a region of the U.S. State of Michigan. ...

Largest Cities

Ann Arbor | Battle Creek | Canton | Clinton | Dearborn | Dearborn Heights | Detroit | Farmington Hills | Flint | Grand Rapids | Kalamazoo | Lansing | Livonia | Novi | Pontiac | Redford | Rochester Hills | Royal Oak | Saginaw | St. Clair Shores | Shelby | Southfield | Sterling Heights | Taylor | Troy | Warren | West Bloomfield | Westland | Wyoming For the railroad company, see Ann Arbor Railroad. ... Battle Creek is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, in northeast Calhoun County. ... The Charter Township of Canton, usually called just Canton, is a charter township in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Charter Township of Clinton, usually referred to as Clinton Township, is a charter township located in Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Location in Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr. ... Dearborn Heights is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Nickname: Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area    - City 370. ... Farmington Hills is a city in Oakland County, Michigan, United States. ... Nickname: The Vehicle City, Buick City, Flint Town, Bedrock, The 810 Location of Flint within Genesee County, Michigan. ... Nickname: Location of Grand Rapids within Kent County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Kent Mayor George Heartwell Area    - City 45. ... Nickname: The Mall City Location of Kalamazoo within Kalamazoo County, Michigan Coordinates: Counties Kalamazoo County Mayor Hannah McKinney Area    - City 25. ... Michigan State Capitol Flag Seal Location Location in Ingham County, Michigan1 Coordinates: , Government Country State County United States Michigan Ingham, Eaton, Clinton Mayor Virg Bernero (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 35. ... Livonia is a city located in the northwest part of Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Novi is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Pontiac is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Redford is a charter township in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Rochester Hills is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Saginaw redirects here. ... Public beach in St. ... The Charter Township of Shelby, sometimes referred to as simply Shelby, is a charter township located in Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Southfield is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Sterling Heights is a city in Macomb County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Taylor is a city located in Wayne County, Michigan. ... Troy is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Warren is a city in Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... West Bloomfield Township is a charter township in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Westland is a city located in Wayne County, Michigan. ... Wyoming is a city in Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...

Counties

Alcona | Alger | Allegan | Alpena | Antrim | Arenac | Baraga | Barry | Bay | Benzie | Berrien | Branch | Calhoun | Cass | Charlevoix | Cheboygan | Chippewa | Clare | Clinton | Crawford | Delta | Dickinson | Eaton | Emmet | Genesee | Gladwin | Gogebic | Grand Traverse | Gratiot | Hillsdale | Houghton | Huron | Ingham | Ionia | Iosco | Iron | Isabella | Jackson | Kalamazoo | Kalkaska | Kent | Keweenaw | Lake | Lapeer | Leelanau | Lenawee | Livingston | Luce | Mackinac | Macomb | Manistee | Marquette | Mason | Mecosta | Menominee | Midland | Missaukee | Monroe | Montcalm | Montmorency | Muskegon | Newaygo | Oakland | Oceana | Ogemaw | Ontonagon | Osceola | Oscoda | Otsego | Ottawa | Presque Isle | Roscommon | Saginaw | Sanilac | Schoolcraft | Shiawassee | St. Clair | St. Joseph | Tuscola | Van Buren | Washtenaw | Wayne | Wexford The boundaries of counties in the U.S. state of Michigan have not changed since 1897. ... Alcona County is a county of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Alger County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Allegan County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Alpena County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Antrim County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Arenac County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Baraga County is a county located in the state of Michigan, named after Bishop Frederic Baraga. ... Barry County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Bay County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Benzie County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Berrien County is a county located in the extreme southwest of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Calhoun County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Cass County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Charlevoix County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... For other places with this name, see Cheboygan. ... Chippewa County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Clare County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Alternate use: There are several other places named Clinton, Michigan. ... Crawford County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Delta County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Dickinson County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Eaton County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Location in the state of Michigan Formed April 1, 1840 Seat Petoskey Area  - Total  - Water 2,285 km² (882 mi²) 1,073 km² (414 mi²) 46. ... Location in the state of Michigan Formed 1837 Seat Flint Area  - Total  - Water 1,682 km² (649 mi²) 25 km² (10 mi²) 1. ... Gladwin County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Gogebic County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Grand Traverse County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Gratiot County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Hillsdale County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Houghton County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Huron County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Ingham County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Ionia County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Iosco County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Iron County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Isabella County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Jackson County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Kalamazoo County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Kalkaska County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Kent County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Keweenaw County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Lake County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Lapeer County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Leelanau countryside Leelanau County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Lenawee County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Livingston County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Luce County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Mackinac County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Macomb County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Manistee County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Marquette County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Mason County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Mecosta County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Menominee County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Midland County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Missaukee County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Montcalm County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Montmorency County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Muskegon County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Newaygo County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Oakland County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Oceana County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Ogemaw County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Ontonagon County is a county of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Osceola County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Oscoda County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Otsego County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Ottawa County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Presque Isle County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Roscommon County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Saginaw County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Sanilac County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Schoolcraft County is a county in the Upper Peninsula of the state of Michigan. ... Shiawassee County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... St. ... St. ... Tuscola County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Van Buren County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Washtenaw County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Wayne County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Wexford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...

Coordinates: 42°29′20″N, 83°8′34″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Royal Oak was incorporated as a village in 1895, and as a city in 1921.
Royal Oak is bordered by Pleasant Ridge, Ferndale and Hazel Park to the south, Berkley, Huntington Woods, Southfield and Beverly Hills to the West, Birmingham, Troy and Clawson to the North, and Madison Heights to the East.
Royal Oak utilizes the Council-Manager form of government, and thus is governed by a City Council consisting of a Mayor and six council members.
Royal Oak, Michigan (137 words)
Early settlers to Royal Oak were farmers but the advent of the railroad soon brought about logging, milling and other industries.
By the time Royal Oak was incorporated as a city in 1921, the population had expanded to over 6,000.
Royal Oak received its name from Gov. Lewis Cass who encountered a stately oak tree, with a trunk considerably wider than most other oaks, while on an exploration of Michigan territory to disprove land surveyors' claims that the territory was swampy and uninhabitable.
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