About This Place
Armada (pronounced “ar-MAY-duh”) is a village in Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,573 at the 2000 census. The 2008 Census Bureau Estimate places the population at 1,657. The village is located within Armada Township.
Sportscaster Dick Enberg grew up in Armada. A country fair is held in the village each August.
The first record of land purchased in the area that became Armada Township was made by John Proctor in 1825. 23 more families had bought land in the area by 1832. Until 1832 the area was part of Ray Township. At that time a meeting was called to organize a separate township. The vote won by 2 and Armada Township was born. When the discussion of a name for the new township came up, legend says that "Hosea Northrup jumped up and shouted the name 'Armada'". The name was accepted. The meaning of the name is a mystery to this day.