Village

 This is the little village in mid Michigan Between Owosso and Chesaning, that was in  the 1800's and early 1900's called New Haven. It sits in a Valley with the Shiawassee River flowing through it. The west side of the river was called West Haven. Today the Township is still called New Haven.

 In the early days their was a saw mill and furniture factory that began here called Estey Furniture. There was a hotel, a general store, ware houses, a Blacksmith shop, a Buggy maker, and Coal mines. Ann Arbor Railroad had a spur track line running from Owosso to New Haven to haul the coal. The 1900 census listed 175 people who got their mail at the General store in New Haven.

 Today most of the original buildings are gone, with early stone foundations left where some of the original buildings stood.

 As a park like garden, the downtown of the original New Haven village, has been created to look old time, as it is a garden setting of local private residents. We hope you enjoy your virtual tour of the garden.