Lake Angelus, Michigan
The early 1900s saw large parcels of land purchased by Detroit businessmen surrounding the former “Three Mile Lake” in North Central Oakland County.
In the mid-1920s residents of
the settlement now known asLake Angelus
agreed upon regulations to govern themselves, their properties and local waters.
A special Act of the State Legislature eventually followed, authorizing “home rule” for Lake Angelus, and it was incorporated as a Village in 1930. In 1984, Lake Angelus became an official city. Today, Lake Angelus is one of the smallest of Michigan's communities, boasting 290 residents and its own police department.