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Living in Williamston, Michigan:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Williamston, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked four people living in Williamston what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


4 comments on “Williamston”

Williamston, Michigan, is a small, rural town with not a whole lot going on. The town consists of a population of about 4,000 people but the surrounding area is what makes up a lot of the town. Williamston is unique for its geography, our town history, the outstanding academic program, its abundance of antiques and restaurants, and its people.

Belinda, says: 2020

Williamston is full of many people who are determined to help the community in numerous ways, while contributing to the success of its renowned education system. Williamston has the hometown feel of a small town but offers other unique features such as the Red Cedar River. This river cuts right through the heart of the town, creating some gorgeous views, and is the true origin of Williamston.

The Williams brothers were the first to settle in Williamston and originally created a mill right on the bank of the red cedar downtown. The mill no longer stands today but there is a historic monument around its location honoring the humble beginnings of the town. Traditions are something Williamston values greatly. Traditions like the annual jubilee, friday night football, and memorial day parade provide a strong sense of community and that small town feel. Jubilee is a community wide celebration that takes place in July. Every year there are multiple events like a food tent, tractor pull, and parade.

Williamston may be a rural town with lots of corn fields and no major stores, but it is a town of caring community members who build on their traditions and history.

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