New Boston, Michigan facts for kids
|New Boston, Michigan|
Intersection of Hannan Rd. and Huron River Dr.
|Township||Huron Charter Township|
|Elevation||636 ft (194 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0633315|
Huron Township includes three separate communities: the largest community is New Boston; south of New Boston, Willow and Waltz are smaller, newer communities being developed with new subdivisions. The Huron River runs just south of downtown New Boston. Huron Township is just south of Romulus, Michigan, and is just west of Flat Rock, Michigan. Interstate 275 (I-275) passes through the middle of the community with three exits providing easy access. Exits off I-275 are Sibley, South Huron, and Will-Carleton roads, the latter being the southern-most exit.
New Boston was first settled in 1827 and was originally called "Catville" after the initials of the proprietor, C. A. Trowbridge. It received a post office with that name in 1860. On March 20, 1868, it was renamed New Boston, after Boston, Massachusetts.
New Boston is home to Gibbs Sweet Station and Mc Nasty's Saloon. Mary Anne's Family Diner once used to thrive, but recently closed. New Boston also hosts an Apple Fest every October. Huron River Drive is closed every year just for the Apple Festival, which includes a parade, lots of shopping booths, great food, and live entertainment. Huron High School is also located in the area.
New Boston's assets include open land, proximity to Detroit Metro Airport, and easy access to I-275 and I-94. In addition, there are three major metro parks in the area.
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