History in Inkster
The City of Inkster was named after Robert Inkster,
a native of the Shetland Islands, 50 miles off the coast of Norway. The
name “Inkster” is said to come from a Norse name, “Ingasetter”, which is
a person’s name plus the terms for summer pasture.
The City of Inkster was incorporated in 1964.
Inkster’s land area is 6.28 square miles and is located in Central Wayne
County Michigan about seventeen miles west of Detroit. The City is
primarily a “bedroom” community and still growing considering the new
and proposed construction of more than 400 residential units. The City
also has some light industrial and commercial development including the
new construction of several new strip malls. Inkster had the highest
increase in assessed values in Wayne County for 2004 at 7.3 percent.
Inkster is concentrated along Michigan Avenue
(US-12), between Beech Daly Road to the east and Henry Ruff Road to the
West. The City of Inkster is conveniently located in Southeast Michigan
with access to nearby Interstates 94 and 275, Southfield Freeway (M-39)
and Telegraph Road (US-24). Conrail Railroad Lines are parallel to
Michigan Avenue to the south. Detroit Wayne County Metropolitan Airport
is six miles to the south of the City.
The Inkster community is endowed with fine
civic-minded, socially-conscious leadership as evidenced by several
community boards and commissions.
The City was originally part of Bucklin Township,
which was created in 1827. The 143-square mile township was later
separated into several townships.
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