About The Village of Lake Orion
The Village of Lake Orion is located in the northern portion of Oakland County, Southeast Michigan. While part of the larger Detroit Metropolitan Area and facing growth pressures, the Village continues to grow in a sustainable manner. Established in 1859 on the shore of Lake Orion, the Village stands apart from other communities, boasting a historic downtown, well-established residential neighborhoods, and natural resources with abundant lakefront and rivers. Surrounded by Orion Township, the Village of Oxford is due north and the City of Auburn Hills located to the south. The primary transport route is State Highway 24 (M-24) which acts as a center dividing line for the community - separating the waters of Lake Orion from the historic downtown located just east of M-24.
The village was first settled in the early 1820s by Judah Church and Moses "Samuel" Munson. Munson built a sawmill in town in 1825, and the Village was incorporated in 1859. Thanks for visiting our web site. We hope you will return to the site soon and, if you haven't yet done so, we invite to visit our historic downtown, come shop and dine with us!
Spend some time at one of our fine parks, or swim and boat on our beautiful 482-acre Lake Orion (the 7th largest lake in Oakland county). Once you're here, we know you won't want to leave!