October 1835 village of ann arbor ann arbor township washtenaw county de facto state of michigan 14 december 1836 following the toledo war the frostbitten convention in ann arbor concedes the toledo strip and accepts the western three fourths of the upper peninsula allowing the state of michigan to become a us state. History of ann arbor michigan ann arbor the county seat of washtenaw county is located on the huron river 35 miles west of detroit it has manufacturing firms and serves a surrounding agricultural area but its primary claim to fame is the university of michigan which established its main campus here in 1837. The pictorial history of ann arbor collection includes over 400 historical images of ann arbor from 1824 to 1974 plus searching and browsing access to the text of the pictorial history of ann arbor 1824 1974 edited by j fraser cocks iii c1974 michigan historical collections the university of michigan. A narrative history of ann arbors transformation from frontier community to world renowned center for learning and research description i found it filled with many interesting things arthur miller for those of us who have admiration and affection for the university and the city of ann arbor it is fascinating reading . Timeline of ann arbor and washtenaw county area history including its many tragedies crises disasters and shocking news pontiacs war in 1763 american revolutionary war 1775 1783 the declaration of independence was signed on july 4 1776 by 56 politicians from 13 colonies
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