The New International Encyclopædia/Ann Arbor

ANN AR′BOR. A city and county seat of Washtenaw Co., Mich., 38 miles west of Detroit, on the Huron River, and on the Michigan Central and the Ann Arbor railroads (Map: Michigan, K 6). It has a fine situation amid picturesque scenery, and is the seat of the University of Michigan. (See Michigan, University of.) Its high school is well known among secondary institutions of learning, and occupies a building which, with the court house and post-office buildings, the Homeopathic Hospital and the Michigan Central Depot, is among the prominent features of the city. Ann Arbor is the centre of a fertile agricultural district, and has important manufactures of furniture, agricultural implements, pumps, engines, boilers, lumber products, organs and pianos, flour, carriages, etc. The government, under a revised charter of 1895, is vested in a mayor, biennially elected, a city council, and administrative officials, the majority of whom are appointed by the mayor, either absolutely or with the consent of the council. Ann Arbor was settled in 1824, and was incorporated as a city in 1851. Pop., 1890, 9431; 1900, 14,509.