MotorCities National Heritage Area

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MotorCities National Heritage Area or Motor Cities National Heritage Area is a federally designated National Heritage Area that commemorates and promotes the automobile industry in Detroit and surrounding areas of Michigan. The National Heritage Area includes portions of sixteen counties in southeastern Michigan. The scope of the heritage area includes sites and events relating to the motor industry as well as the industry's impact on labor, society and the environment.[1] The heritage area comprises more than 1200 automotive-related sites.[2]

Counties within the national heritage area includes Saginaw, Clinton, Shiawassee, Genesee, Macomb, Oakland, Livingston, Ingham, Eaton, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Jackson, Washtenaw, Wayne, Monroe and Lenawee counties. These counties comprise the Detroit metropolitan area as well as Saginaw, Flint, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Jackson and Kalamazoo.[3]

The MotorCities National Heritage Area was established on November 6, 1998 as the Automobile National Heritage Area. The name was later changed to MotorCities National Heritage Area.[2]


  1. ^ "About MotorCities". MotorCities National Heritage Area. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "This Day in History: November 6". The History Channel. A&E Television Networks LLC. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Map". MotorCities National Heritage Area. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 

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