10 Interesting Michigan Facts

The Michigan facts below offer you with complete information related to this interesting state of United States. Michigan is so well-known because of its production of cherries. Do you like eating cherries? If you do, you may need to come and take the cherries by yourself. It will be fun and pleasurable to do that with your family. In this post, I will show you some exciting Michigan facts that make you realize about the potentiality of this state.

1.Windsor

One of the important sections located in Michigan is Windsor. It is situated on the southern part of Detroit separated by a river called as Detroit River. This place is the only border that you have to pass when you want to enter the US’ mainland.

Michigan facts: Windsor

Michigan facts: Windsor

 

2.Michigan population

This state has been a home for more than 9,500,200 residents. They live on the area of 58,572 square miles. There are some major cities that you can visit when you come here. Some of them are Flint, Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Grand Rapids.

Michigan facts: Ann Arbor

Michigan facts: Ann Arbor

 

3.The Detroit-Windsor international border

If you want to visit Canada from US or vice versa, you may need to pass the Detroit-Windsor international border. This border is considered as the busiest border in Canada and United States.

Michigan facts: Detroit-Windsor international border

Michigan facts: Detroit-Windsor international border

 

4.Industry in Michigan

When you visit Michigan, you will be impressed with the condition of this state. There are many heavy industries and factories. However, you still can enjoy the tranquil setting for it has more than 11,000 lakes and natural wilderness areas.

Michigan facts: Industry in Michigan

Michigan facts: Industry in Michigan

 

5.Lighthouse

The fifth point of the Michigan facts talks about its lighthouse. Compared to the other states in US, you may see that Michigan is the state which has the highest number for lighthouses. There 150 lighthouses that you can enjoy. The first lighthouse was created around 1818 and 1822.

Michigan facts: Lighthouse

Michigan facts: Lighthouse

 

6.Soo Lock

Michigan is a home to the busiest lock system in the world. It is located on the Soo Locks. The longest suspension bridge in the world is located in this state too. You can see such title is taken by the Mackinac and Ambassador bride. You may check it if you don’t believe the Michigan facts.

Michigan facts: Soo Lock

Michigan facts: Soo Lock

 

7.National Forest

The people who love to enjoy birdseeing, sightseeing, hiking, or camping may do it in Michigan since this state has four national forests. Those are the Huron, Hiawatha, Manistee, and Ottawa. However, the Huron and Manistee are integrated administratively.

Michigan facts: Ottawa

Michigan facts: Ottawa

 

8.Valuable products in Michigan

This state has many industries and factories that I have stated before. There are many functional and useful products manufactured by the big companies. Some of them include the fabricated metals, automobiles, plastics, machinery, office kits, and many more.

Michigan facts: Ford Automobile

Michigan facts: Ford Automobile

 

9.Famous people in Michigan

There are some famous people that you may know to have lived or born in this state. The notorious Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Automobile, grew up in this state. You may also see the other people like Charles Lindburgh and Tomas Edison.

Michigan facts: Hiawatha

Michigan facts: Hiawatha

 

10.Michigan state

Based on the area, this state is placed on the eleventh position of the largest states in US. Michigan becomes a part of Unites States of America as the 26th state. Talking about the licensed hunters, this state is ranked as the third state in this nation since there are more than 750,000 hunters here.

Michigan facts: Michigan State

Michigan facts: Michigan State

 

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2 Responses to 10 Interesting Michigan Facts
  1. Greg says:

    I just stumbled on this page, and as a Portlander, imagine my surprise at seeing a photograph of the I-5 bridge across the Columbia River, taken from Vancouver Washington, looking south toward Portland Oregon, as the photo for #3, “The Detroit-Windsor International Border.” Curious… 😉

  2. Glenn says:

    #1 Windsor is in Canada, not Michigan. There are two other border crossings at Pt. Edward/Port; twin spans of the Blue Water Bridge and Sault Saint Marie; International Bridge.
    #3 Picture is captioned as the Detroit-Windsor bridges. In fact, the crossing at Detroit is called the Ambassador Bridge (see your #1 for a picture) and is a single span. The bridges in the picture are International Bridge spans at Sault Saint Marie.
    #11 If you like bridges, you should mention the nearly 5 mile long Mackinac Bridge that was, for a time, the world’s longest suspension bridge (one car actually fell off of it in the middle).

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