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Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills MI 48036,48307,48309

Rochester is a city in Oakland County, Michigan just about in the outskirts of Detroit. According to the 2010 US census the city has a total population of 70, 995 residents. The Native American Tribe called Potawatomi used to inhabit the area known today as Rochester Hills. As the territory boasts of few waterways and rivers, the Potawatomi tribe depended on fishing, farming, in which they travel most of the times to trade with other tribes. They thrived in the area until the 1807 Treaty of Detroit which caused them to cede their land to the government along with other Native American tribes such as Odawa, Ojibwe, and Wyandot.

The township is known to be self-sufficient as they can produce almost every necessity they might need. Almost all family farms learned the art of being self-sufficient in which families can produce their own food and clothing. The Yates Cider Mill which stands until today provides power to Rochester Hills since 1863. By 1850 the sawmill in town processed almost half a million board feet of lumber and the carding mills produced 28,000 pounds of wool.

When Avon Township was established in 1835, Rochester followed suit in incorporating their village within the township in 1863. In 1966, its residents filled for another petition to become the City of Rochester. Then in January 1968, residents voted in a petition to have a city status but three cities charted were voted down; the first one is on March 1969, second on May 1970, and lastly September 1971.

In an unexpected turn, Rochester sought to annex the entire township within its boundaries in which the Michigan Boundary Commission flatly denied. To get an official nod, Rochester and Avon Township filed for a consolidation in 1972 however it lost by 350 votes. Another petition where then filed in May 1974 to annex some 2.2 square miles of Avon Township in which the Michigan Boundary Commission approved. This new annexation became Avon Charter Township in August 1978 but was greatly faced with disputes, as the higher court challenges the decision made in 1974. Eventually, the township was ordered to surrender its annexed land. Never losing hope, Avon Township filed for a city charter in May 1984, and later became as City of Rochester Hills on November 20, 1984.

Local government gave its residents two choices for their township name, one as Avon Hills but Rochester Hills greatly won their hearts mainly because of strong historical attachment to Rochester and their scenic rolling hills that have decorated their views.

Court House

52/3 District Court
700 Barclay Cir, Rochester Hills, MI 48307, USA

Police Dept

Rochester Police
400 6th St, Rochester, MI 48307, USA


Stony Creek Metropark

4300 Main Park Dr, Shelby Charter Township, MI 48316, USA

Bloomer Park

345 John R Rd, Rochester, MI 48307, USA

Yates Park
1990 E Avon Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307, USA

Clinton River Trailhead

Rochester, MI 48307, USA

Lake Norcentra Park
800 W Avon Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307, USA

Borden Park
1400 E Hamlin Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307, USA



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