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Flint is in Genesee County
(is the county seat), and in the Central Region
. It lies northwest of Detroit
and Port Huron
along Interstate 69. It also is on the banks of the Flint River and near Lake Fenton and the Seven Lakes State Park
A fur trader from Detroit, Jacob Smith, created the first settlement on the site dubbed Flint in 1819. Flint was a lumber town during the late 1800s. Manufacturers used much of it to make carts and carriages, producing 100,000 a year by 1900. Automobile manufacturing was born from this industry.
Flint is the birthplace of General Motors. The Flint Cultural Center features exhibits, performances, festivals and events. Other places to visit include Crossroads Village, where villagers in period dress welcome visitors to the functioning homes, mills and shops. There also the Huckleberry Railroad, whose steam locomotive pulls up to 500 passengers in wooden coaches.
Flint is part of the Flint, Michigan metro area.
Education Children's Museum | Penny Whistle Place | Mclaren Regional Medical Center |
History Crossroad Village & Huckleberry Railroad |
Public Libraries Genesee District Library |
Shopping Bryan Jewelers |
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07/13 Coming to The area
Cook's Calf Day Celebration Wolcottville IN June15 Enjoy a day of family fun where the food's delicious, the music's great, and the buffalo still roam. It's all at our annual Calf Day Celebration! You can hitch a free wagon ride to see and feed buffalo, learn how buffalo hair is spun, watch as smoked bison jerky is made over an open fire, interact with Native Chief Harry and bite into a tasty buffalo burger and other concession food.
Annual Manchester Chicken Broil Manchester MI July18 Adelicious chicken dinner complete with half chicken, roll with butter, fresh made cole slaw with secret local recipe, radishes, chips and beverage. Entertainment and camaraderie are provided for your enjoyment along with an antique car show.
Coldwater Applefest Coldwater MI September15 Over 150 vendors presenting a wonderful array of arts and crafts, downtown businesses offering specials, restaurants and food vendors offering food to please every tastebud,
children's activities, and of course APPLES galore.
Harvest Moon Celebration Farmington MI September27-29 Find yourself in our small town celebrating Michigan's most glorious season during the Harvest Moon Celebration.
St Helen Bluegill Festival St Helen MI January1 Crafter demonstrations, live music and entertainment, vendors, kids games, a medallion hunt, and great food. Sunday wraps up with the Grand Parade and Awards Ceremony.