Brownstown MI is a place where people love to live and work. The state of Michigan has its very own township form of government, which is used by smaller townships that do not have the resources or population to need cities’ services. Brownstown MI is one such township and was created in 1849 as Wallenpaupack Township. It was renamed “Brownstown” in honor of Revolutionary War hero General Jacob Brown in 1850, who was buried there near his home on Ridge Road. Today, Brownstown MI serves close to 20,000 residents with an average household income slightly higher than $50,000 per year.
The town’s schools are operated by Woodhaven-Brownstown School District along with several other elementary school districts within the county boundaries. One family favorite is Roaring Brook Farms, which is a unique water and snow park for families to enjoy. Families looking for outdoor life will enjoy the Brownstown MI Memorial Park, which has more than 16 acres of recreational space. The park also includes two soccer fields and basketball courts along with an amphitheater, concession stand, picnic shelter and scenic walking path.
The community is rich in activities that include multiple summer concerts at the bandstand on Townline Road. There are several annual events that attract visitors from miles away including the Woodhaven Festival of Lights Parade & Celebration, which takes place every year on Thanksgiving weekend. Tourism is a major economic contributor to the state’s economy as Michigan ranks third among all states in total number of historic landmarks.