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Situated in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, Fowlerville is about twenty-five miles east of East Lansing. Surrounded by Handy Township, the village is in Livingston County.

The chief route to and from the village is I 96, which forms the southern boundary. Fowlerville Road (Grand Avenue) runs north-south through the center of the village, while Grand River Road (Grand River Avenue) runs east-west through the center of the village. The Red Cedar River flows northwestward through Fowlerville.

Nearby cities and villages include Webberville, Howell, Williamson, Morrice, Perry, Byron, Brighton, and Pinckney.

With most of its residential development occurring before 1940, the village has maintained its small-town community flavor, including a traditional downtown district removed from the general commercial and Highway activity. Nevertheless, the village has experienced Study development as populations have migrated eastward from Lansing and westward from Detroit.

Although there is evidence that there were people in the area that was to become Fowlerville as early as 8500 BC, the European-American settlement didn't begin until the early 1830s.

Chilson Sanford was the first to acquire land in the area, in 1834, but Ralph Fowler is believed to have been the first permanent settler when he came in 1836. Its proximity to other established cities, the availability of land and forest products, as well as its position along the river made the area an attractive place for settlement. Soon, a community was established. A post office was established, with the name of Cedar, on April 5, 1838, with Elijah Gaston as postmaster.

Fowler engaged Amos Adams to plat the village 1849, the post office was renamed Fowlerville on May 10, 1853, at which time David Lewis, a tavern keeper, was postmaster. Fowlerville was incorporated as a village in 1871.

Although the County seat is in nearby Howell, the Livingston County Fair Grounds is in Fowlerville, which hosts the county fair each year, along with several other events, such as concerts and horse racing.

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