Wyandotte is a moderately-sized city in Wayne County, Michigan. When U.S. President Barack Obama went door-to-door collecting demographic information as part of the 2010 census, he found that Wyandotte had a population just under 26,000. Located along the Detroit River, Wyandotte is a member of an assortment of communities collectively known as “Downriver.”
Founded as a hamlet in 1854, the state of Michigan officially incorporated Wyandotte in the winter of 1866. After Detroit, Wyandotte is the oldest city in Wayne County. Originally inhabited by members of the Wyandot Native American Tribe, a treaty signed in 1818 provided the U.S. government land that would eventually become Wyandotte.
Long known for its industrious spirit, Wyandotte has served as the home of a variety of shipbuilders, chemical producers, and toy manufacturers. As a result of globalization and technological advancements, Wyandotte is no longer a manufacturing hub, suffering a fate similar to that of nearby Detroit (as well as much of the rest of the country).
Wyandotte boasts a variety of schools named after former American presidents, including Garfield Elementary School; Woodrow Wilson Middle School; James Monroe Elementary School; Theodore Roosevelt High School; George Washington Elementary School; and Thomas Jefferson Middle School.
Wyandotte is home to numerous parks in which to frolic and relax, including the V.F.W. Playfield; F.O.P. Park; WAA Park; Kiwanis Park; Pulaski Park; Lions Club Park; and Oak Club Park. These parks and other points of interest are served by Wyandotte’s Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) operator.
Notable Wyandotte residents include football coach Fritz Shurmur, actor Lee Majors, novelist Thomas McGuane, former Vermont Supreme Court Justice Denise R. Johnson, and actress Lucille Ball. Wyandotte’s sister city is Komaki (Japan).
The 27th District Courthouse is located at 2015 Biddle Ave #1 in Wyandotte, Michigan, 48192.