After Col. Henry Brown has purchased land in Brownhelm in 1816, it was the families of Levi Shepard, Sylvester Barnum, Stephen James that traveled from Stockbridge for this township arriving on July 4, 1817.  Levi Shepard and his family are the conceded first settlers in Brownhelm. “Mr. Shep… Read more

Ezekiel Goodrich was one of Brownhelm’s early pioneers and an interesting character. Goodrich was well known as an entrepreneur, inn keeper and carpenter. He first settled along the lakeshore,… Read more

On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing that the colonies were officially separating from Great Britain. Four days late… Read more