Bloomfield Hills, settled in 1819 by Amasa Bagley, was known as Bagley’s Corners and Bloomfield Center until the present name was adopted in the 1890s.
Bloomfield Blossoms – Glimpses into the history of Bloomfield Township and Bloomfield Hills, MI. by Kay Smith.
Bloomfield Historical Society
The State of Michigan, through the Michigan Electronic Library, has wonderful digital resources to explore about local history and genealogy.
Michigan County Histories and Atlases
Check out this resource containing digitized County sources from before 1924.
Access to either digitized versions of newspapers or links to digitized newspapers made available from a variety of sources. Among these links are papers held by the Clarke Historical Library and also Michigan newspapers found in Chronicling America, a database maintained by the Library of Congress.
Michigan in the Civil War
Check out this website for more information on Michigan’s participation in Civil War history.
Buildings of Historical Interest
Affleck House (or Gregor S. and Elizabeth B. Affleck House)
925 Bloomfield Woods, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Wright, Frank LLoyd
Architectural Style: Other
101 West Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
The Inn’s history pre-dates the Civil War – when Michigan was a territory, Andrew Jackson was
President, and Woodward Avenue was an Indian passage called the “Saginaw Trail.”
Newspapers & Magazines
The Afterglow – The Afterglow magazine was published in the years 1925, 1926, and 1927. It primarily covered the Bloomfield and Birmingham areas on such topics as country homes and estates, society, book reviews, and local sports.
Birmingham Bloomfield Eagle – The Bloomfield Township Public Library has copies of this paper from January 21, 2004 until the present in our Local History Collection. You may make an appointment with an Adult Services librarian. Please call 248-642-5800, ext. # 171.
Eccentric -Browsable Digitized edition of the Bloomfield-Birmingham Eccentric Newspaper from 1882 to 1963.