It was established in 1891, though the area was explored and given its name in 1819, after a surveying expedition led by Lewis Cass. An enormous oak tree that Cass found prompted him to name the land "Royal Oak."
Today, Royal Oak is known for its thriving downtown area, shops, theater, restaurants, and nightlife.
People Born in Royal Oak
Royal Oak in People's Lives
Isabel Lucas: I traveled here in 2011 to film scenes of the movie Red Dawn.