Romeo Things

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Romeo is a village in Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,721 at the 2000 census. The village is situated at the southeast corner of Bruce Township, with a portion extending south into Washington Township. Armada Township is adjacent to the east and Ray Township to the southeast.

In Romeo's early days, it served as a hub for the timber industry, and many wealthy timber families resided there. Dozens of stately Victorian mansions survive, most of which have been purchased and restored by Detroit metro area commuters. Romeo is distinct in the area for having a fairly robust traditional downtown which has never burned. Because of this, there are stores and restaurants downtown that have original tin ceilings from as long ago as the Civil War. Romeo was also an early participant in the automobile industry, serving as home to the car manufacturer Detroit from 1904 until 1908.

Romeo is known for the Peach Festival, which takes place every year during Labor Day Weekend. Romeo is noted as being the hometown of rocker Kid Rock, satirist/actor Stoney Burke, and folk artist Barbara Bourgeau Richards.