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New Boston, Michigan is situated on the northeast banks of the Huron River, in Huron Charter Township, Wayne County.

Served primarily by I-275, New Boston is about twenty-eight miles southwest of the center of Detroit. Cities and villages within twenty miles of New Boston include Romulus, Belleville, Carleton, Woodhaven, Flat Rock, Wayne, Riverview, Southgate, Taylor, South Rockwood, Rockwood, Trenton, Gibraltar, Inkster, Westland, Wyandotte, Allen Park, Lincoln Park, Garden City, Ypsilanti, Dearborn Heights, Ecorse, Maybee, River Rouge, Monroe, and Milan.

As an unincorporated community, New Boston doesn't have defined boundaries, but the area generally considered to be New Boston is bounded on the north by Pennsylvania Road, to the west and south by the Huron River, and to the east by I-275 and the railroad, although an area to the south, along Huron River Drive and King Road, and the neighborhood just east of Vining Road, are considered part of the community, as well. However, downtown New Boston is centered on the intersection of South Huron River Drive, Waltz Road, and Hannan Road, north of the river. The Waltz Road/Huron River Bridge crosses the Huron River just south of the central business district.

The New Boston post office serves the community of New Boston, as well as the nearby communities of Willow and Waltz and portions of Sumpter Township and Brownstown Charter Township.

European-American settlement of the community began in the 1820s, at which time it was known as Catville, derived from the initials of its proprietor, C.A. Trowbridge. A post office was established on April 3, 1868, as Catville, with Moses R. Nowland as postmaster. On March 20, 1868, the post office was renamed New Boston, for the Massachusetts city.

New Boston was originally served by the Pere Marquette Railroad. Although the Pere Marquette is no longer in service, the railroad continues to play a significant role in the area's economy. CSX maintains the former Pere Marquette track and operates an automotive distribution center in New Boson, and Road & Rail Services is headquartered in the community, providing track, train, and railcar services, automotive logistics, and transloading.

With a focus on the unincorporated community known as New Boston, Michigan, appropriate topics for this portion of our guide may include local businesses, industries, schools, places of worship, organizations, attractions, events, sports programs, and recreational opportunities.



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