Northville was settled in 1825 by early residents from upstate New York. The city stays true to its’ Victorian roots with the craftsmanship of the downtown area and the celebration of the Victorian Festival every September. All third graders in Northville schools get enriched in the history and life of the early settlers. Students get to dress in Victorian style clothing and experience a day of school within Mill Race village’s one room school house, Wash Oak School. In downtown Northville is Mill Race Village, a park that contains multiple homes, a school, a church, and a hotel that were built during the Victorian Era and relocated to create a Victorian village.