geographical name \ˈdir-ˌbrn, -bərn\

Definition of DEARBORN

city SE Michigan pop 98,153


geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City (pop., 2000: 97,775), southeastern Michigan, U.S. Settled in 1795, it originated as a stagecoach stop between Detroit and Chicago. It was the birthplace of Henry Ford and the headquarters of the Ford Motor Co. Industrial development began with the building of the Ford assembly plant in 1917 and continued with related automotive industries. It was incorporated as a city in 1927.


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