Maybee is a village in Monroe County.

"Village of Maybee: The best little town in Michigan"


This village was named after Abram Maybee, who built a grist-mill and a saw-mill there in the early 1870s. The reason for its large growth was the large amount of timber in the area, seen by developers as a potential for making charcoal, and several kilns. After that development, immigrants from the Palatinate states of Germany settled there to till the land for better drainage. One can see many of the immigrants' sturdy brick homes, built between 1870 and 1900, along Maybee's farm roads. The Canadian Southern Railroad came through Maybee to build a station, stabilizing the surrounding economy. It was eventually incorporated in 1899.


Village Hall



Area code: 734

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