About This Place
Fenton is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan that lies mostly in Genesee County. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 11,756. The city was incorporated from Fenton Township in Genesee County, and the city and township are administratively autonomous.
In the 1970s, the city leveled its downtown buildings and closed Leroy Street as part of an "urban renewal" plan.
On August 24, 2007, an F2 tornado hit downtown Fenton. It left miles of debris, destroyed several homes and almost completely destroyed the newly opened Tractor Supply Company and nearby train depot. This caused many people to go without power, leaving the city in a state of emergency. Fortunately, there were no fatalities or serious injuries.