The town was established as a fur trading post by a trader from Montreal in 1809. It was officially made a town in 1823, then called "Woodruff's Grove." It was renamed its current name in 1829, in honor of Demetrios Ypsilanti, a hero of the Greek War of Independence.
Today, Ypsilanti is known for its notoriously misprounounced name, quaint downtown area, automotive history, university, and recent growth.
People Born in Ypsilanti
Ypsilanti in People's Lives
Liam Hemsworth: I traveled here to film scenes of the movie Love and Honor in 2012.