Plymouth Michgan - History of
- The first settlers, Allen and William Tibbits among them, arrived in this area in 1824, and by 1825, there were enough people here to make up a small settlement.
- George Starkweather was the first child born in Plymouth Township in February 1826.
- The name Plymouth was suggested by William Bartow, the first Township Supervisor, since many of the original settlers had ancestors who lived near Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts.
- The first schoolhouse was built in 1830.
- The village of Plymouth was incorporated in 1867.
- In 1882 the Plymouth Iron Windmill Company was organized. This later became the Daisy Air Rifle Company.
- In 1918 Plymouth became a home rule village.
For a more complete history, please see the Plymouth City Hall; History of Plymouth
SOURCE: The Story of Plymouth, Michigan: A Midwest Microcosm 977.43 H