Lansing, Michigan

Ingham County Eaton County


Lansing is the capital of the U.S. state of Michigan.


Lansing is located in Ingham County to the south of the center of Michigan at the mouth of Red Cedar River in the Grand River. The landscape is flat, little forested and dominated by agriculture.

Lansing is the only capital city in the United States, which is not the seat of the county in which it lies.

The city is divided like a chessboard, the cityscape is determined by several skyscrapers and financial district.


The tribes of the Ottawa, Potawatomi and Ojibway ( Anishinabe ) originally lived in the area of ​​Lansing. In 1847 the capital was moved from Detroit Michigan into the wild interior. The place was originally called Michigan, Michigan and then renamed in Lansing, Michigan, according to the origin of many settlers from Lansing, New York. At this time there were in the place only a block house and a sawmill. Following construction of the village in 1857 city rights were granted.

Ransom Eli Olds and Frank G. Clark set up a car factory and built the first Oldsmobile.

Culture and sights

  • Michigan State Capitol, built 1873-1879
  • African World Museum
  • RE Olds Transportation Museum, with the first Oldsmobile in 1897
  • W. J. Beal Botanical Garden, the oldest of its kind in the United States from 1873
  • Lansing is the seat of the Diocese of Lansing.


Friendly Cities:

  • Italy Cosenza, Italy
  • People's Republic of China Lanzhou, China
  • Japan Takamatsu, Japan


The Michigan State University is located on the Red Cedar River in East Lansing.

She has one of the best wrestlers teams in the United States.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Timothy Busfield, actor
  • Roy D. Chapin, entrepreneurs and politicians
  • David N. Cutler, software engineer
  • Eric Delamarter, composer
  • Edward George Farhat, professional wrestler
  • Jonathan Farwell, movie actor
  • Ahney Her, actress
  • John Hughes, film director, producer and screenwriter
  • Magic Johnson, basketball player
  • Frederic C. Lane, an economic historian (Republic of Venice)
  • Matthew Lillard, actor
  • Susan Montgomery, mathematician
  • Burt Reynolds, actor
  • Steven Seagal, actor
  • Suzanne Toolan, teacher, musician and composer
  • Lebbeus Woods, architect and university teachers