The City archives are incomplete, particularly from 1900-1915, and we would appreciate receiving information to help fill in some of the blanks this has created. If you have newspapers, official data, or other records from this time period that contains City information, please contact City Hall at 517-655-2774. Even if it is ‘just’ a letter with an official’s title or signature, it may help us reconstruct the history a bit better! We’d be happy to make copies to complete our records, and return your originals to you unharmed if you so desire.

Williamston Depot Museum

The mission of the Williamston Depot Museum is to collect, preserve, and display the historical record of the Williamston area.  The Museum provides educational opportunities through presentations, exhibits, and tours.  The Depot Museum is an organization whose aim is to preserve the history and artifacts of Williamston and the townships of Leroy, Locke, Wheatfield, and Williamstown.

The Depot Museum is located at 369 West Grand River Avenue, PO Box 234, Williamston, MI 48895.  The Museum is open Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. and the second Sunday of the month from 2-4 p.m. and by special arrangement by calling 517-420-0971.  Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.  They can assist you with research, please call 517-655-1030, or 517-655-1376.

To view "A Brief History of Williamston, Michigan" (a not-so-impartial review of major developments in the Best Little City in Michigan, by Kenneth V. Zichi), click here.

To view a chronological list of Williamston's Chief Elected Officials since 1871, click here.

Historic Walk of Williamston, by Carmen J. Siciliano

Part 1

Part 2 


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City Hall

161 E. Grand River Ave.  
Williamston, MI 48895
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am - 5 pm 
517-655-2774; Fax-517-655-2797

Police Department
175 E Grand River Ave.  
Williamston, MI  48895 
517-655-4222; Fax-517-655-6498

Department of Public Works
781 Progress Ct.
Williamston, MI  48895
517-655-2221; Fax 517-996-6299
Office Hours Vary, call City Hall for assistance, 517-655-2774

Assessing Department
Click here for Assessing Page

Building Department
Livingston County Building Department
2300 E Grand River Ave
Howell, MI 48843
Mon–Fri, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: 517-546-3240
Fax: 517-546-7461
Inspection Request Line:  517-546-3830
General Dept. Email:
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