Mason is a city located 14 miles South of Lansing. Mason is named after Michigan's first state governor, Stevens Mason. The city is located in Ingham County and contains Alaiedon, Aurelius and Vevay Townships. Mason serves as the county seat despite Lansing being the capital city. It is the only city in the United States that has this designation and Michigan is the only state in the Country whose capital city is not the county seat.
Mason is home to agriculture, manufacturing and a large historic area. Dart Container which produces products for the food service industry is an international company, and the area's largest employer. Mason is largely represented by historic family farms and home to a historic shopping district anchored by the Ingham County Courthouse. The courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a great place to tour. The Mason Antiques District, called "Cobblestone Village" is a regional shopping attraction. Mason subdivision communities include Riverwalk Estates, Raynor Ponds, and Angel Acres. Mason's airport, Mason-Jewett Airport in Vevay Township is one of the busiest general aviation airports of its type in Michigan. The area has gained recent notoriety with the Michigan Film Incentive. Filming of the movie Real Steel with Hugh Jackman occurred at the Ingham County Courthouse.
The city offers many opportunities for recreational enjoyment! Mason has six city parks, skate park, playgrounds and picnicking facilities in addition to Ingham County Parks. Mason is home to Spartan Speedway, a short track auto racing facility. The area is also known for Ingham County Fairgrounds which hosts many 4-H activities, annual events as well as the famous Ingham County Fair.
Mason School District operates three elementary school, middle school and high school. The district offers innovative instructional programs and many extracurricular activities; providing exceptional learning opportunities.