WINDSOR.  A Village in the township of Sandwich, pleasantly situated on the Detroit River, opposite the city of Detroit, in Michigan. It was laid out in 1834, and is a place of considerable business. Two steam ferry-boats ply constantly between this place and Detroit. The situation is healthy, the town being built on a high bank, from thirty to forty feet above the river, which is here about a mile in width. Windsor possesses barracks, which are occupied at present by a battalion of Rifles. In December, 1838 (during the rebellion), this place was attacked by a band of 400 Americans and rebels, who crossed over from Detroit, and burned the steamer Thames, and two or three houses. They were charged by a party of militia, eighty in number, who, after firing two shots, completely routed them.
Windsor contains about 300 inhabitants.
Professions and Trades.—One physician and surgeon, one brewery, one distillery, four stores, three taverns, seven groceries, one baker, two carpenters, two blacksmiths, two tailors, two shoemakers, one tinsmith, one bank agency (Montreal).
Post office, post every day. (Smith's Canadian Gazetteer, 1849)