Vintage Point: McGee Hill in Farmington

You know that “jog” that Farmington Road makes at Shiawassee, after it dead-ends in front of the First Baptist Church? Back in the day, Farmington Road ran straight through, angling down McGee Hill in a sharp, steep curve.

Vintage Point McGee Hill

By the early 1960s, the road over the Rouge (in this photo, downtown Farmington is behind you) had been closed for traffic safety. The farmhouse is gone, and the area is now the Twin Valley subdivision.

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Historic photo from Farmington: A Pictorial History by Lee Peel. Contemporary photo by Maria Taylor. More at

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