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The original village of Redford, Michigan was annexed by Detroit, along with a large portion of Redford Township, in 1926.

Since then, the Redford post office was transferred to Redford Township, which is commonly known as Redford. Annexation of the remainder of the township was halted when the township was granted charter status by the Michigan legislature.

Situated in Wayne County, Redford was named for Rouge Ford, which was a common place for Native Americans and other travelers to cross the River Rouge. The first European-American settler was Azarias Bell, who came in 1818.

Given its proximity to the river, and to Detroit, the area was quickly settled. A post office was established as North Pekin on January 5, 1833, with David Gable as postmaster. The post office was renamed Redford on May 11, 1833, but was closed on September 16, 1906. When it was restored, it was named Sand Hill, but was soon renamed Redford on October 1, 1906.

The settlement was platted and recorded as Redford on January 22, 1858 by Nathaniel A. Armstrong.

After Detroit annexed the eastern portion of the township, including the village, the remaining portion of Redford Charter Township became known as Redford, and has a post office by that name, although located west of the original townsite.

The Middle Branch of the River Rouge flows through Lola Valley Park in the township, while Ashcroft Creek, another branch of the river, flows through a portion of the township's southeastern corner before continuing on to the main branch of the river. Tarabusi Creek, another branch of the river, flows through Western Golf Club and Bell Creek Park in Redford.

For the purpose of categorization, online resources for Redford Charter Township will be considered Redford, as it is commonly known.

An inner suburb of the Detroit Metro Region, Redford abuts Detroit on the east, Livonia on the west, Southfield on the north, and Dearborn Heights on the south. Other cities and villages within twenty-five miles of Redford include Garden City, Farmington, Inkster, Farmington Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin, Oak Park, Westland, Beverly Hills, Plymouth, Lathrup Village, Dearborn, Highland Park, Novi, Northville, Berkley, Melvindale, Taylor, Wayne, Huntington Woods, Orchard Lake, Allen Park, Birmingham, Hamtramck, Bloomfield Hills, River Rouge, Royal Oak, Lincoln Park, Sylvan Lake, Walled Lake, Keego Harbor, Ecorse, Wixom, Madison Heights, Pontiac, Clawson, Wolverine Lake, Wyandotte, Southgate, Center Line, Romulus, Auburn Hills, Grosse Pointe Park, Warren, Harper Woods, Grosse Pointe, Troy, Grosse Pointe Woods, Roseville, Woodhaven, Riverview, South Lyon, Grosse Pointe Farms, and Trenton.

Appropriate topics for this category may include websites representing any governmental entities within the township, as well as local industries, businesses, schools, places of worship, organizations, attraction, events, entertainment venues, and recreational opportunities.


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