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West Bay City
former city
Country  United States
State  Michigan
County Bay
City Bay City, Michigan
Formed-merged 1877-1905

West Bay City was a city in Bay County the U.S. state of Michigan. The City was formed from the communities of Banks, Salzburg, and Wenona. The city existed from 1877 to 1905 when it was merged with Bay City, Michigan.

History

Bangor/Banks

Joseph Trombley in 1834 purchased Bangor Township's section 16 from the government which was the being of the Bangor settlement. In 1852 the first mill was built. Bangor was platted in 1857 by Joseph Trombley. The community of Bangor was served by the Banks Post Office which opened on May 18, 1864. The Banks Post Office was closed on May 1, 1866. Population reached 1,000 by 1868. On Nov 17, 1870, the Banks Post Office was reopened. In 1871, Bangor became an incorporated village, but there was an existing incorporated Bangor, as the Village of Banks.

Salzburg

Salzburg was platted in 1867 by F.H. Fitzhugh. Salzburg, also Salzburgh, Post Office was opened on March 19, 1869.

Wenona

Lake City was platted in 1863 by Henry W. Sage, of Sage McGraw & Company around a mill. The community was latter rename Wenona. The Michigan Central rail line was built north from community in 1971. By 1873, Wenona was served by a post office with the same name.

West Bay City

The City of West Bay City, also known as West Bank City, was formed in 1877 by the state legislature consolidating the communities of Banks, Salzburg, and Wenona. The Banks Post Office was finally closed on February 28, 1891. The Salzburg Post Office on November 30, 1894 was closed. In 1905, West Bay City merged into Bay City, Michigan.

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