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The boundaries of Presque Isle County were established in 1840, but the county government was not put into place until 1871. The name, which is French, means "almost an island" and was given because of the narrow peninsula which juts several miles into Lake Huron. There are 72 miles of Lake Huron shore line in the county.

Rogers City is the county seat and principle town, still being the world's largest limestone quarry. Other towns are Posen, Metz, Hawks, Millersburg and Onaway, which were all on the Detroit and Mackinac railroad line, and Belknap, Bruningville, Grace, Hagensville, Huron Beach, Moltke, Ocqueoc, Orchard and Polaski.

Townships are: Allis, Bearinger, Belknap, Bismarck, Case, Krakow, Metz, Moltke, North Allis, Ocqueoc, Posen, Presque Isle, Pulawski,and Rogers

New Names: LaRoche = Hawks, Adakaska=Shaw=Onaway
Ghost towns include: Allis, Bell, Bolton, Calcite or Crawford's Quarry, Cathro, Crow's Dam, Grace, Grace's Harbor, Horseshoe Harbor, Hurst, Liske, Petersville, Providence, and South Rogers.
On the RR map were: Austens, Big Cut, Bunton, Case, Fisher, Hoffman, Hurst, Liske, May Lake Junction, McPhee, Moltke, Nagel, Pack Siding, Polaski, Quarry, Rainy Lake, Rogers Mills (Rogers City), Roger City Junction, Sobieski.



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Presque Isle County is bordered by Alpena County, Cheboygan County, and Montmorency County.



WHAT'S NEW!!


09/12/14 - History of Onaway: Onaway's State Street - Parts I & II and State Street Looking East - under "Stories"
08/22/14 - History of Onaway: City Drug Store and Bowling Alley - under "Stories"
08/16/14 - History of Onaway: Shopping for a new Model T Ford- Part II - under "Stories"
08/08/14 - History of Onaway: Shopping for a new Model T Ford- under "Stories"
08/01/14 - History of Onaway: St. Paul Catholic Church- under "Stories"
07/25/14 - History of Onaway: The Greenwood-built Private Airport- under "Stories"
07/18/14 - History of Onaway: The Red Bridge and Dead Man's Bend- under "Stories"
07/11/14 - History of Onaway: Lobdell and Baily Dining Hall- under "Stories"
07/04/14 - History of Onaway: Mid-Fifties Onaway Fourth of July- under "Stories"
06/28/14 - History of Onaway: Where were you when the American Wood Rim Company burned? Part II- under "Stories"
06/20/14 - History of Onaway: Where were you when the American Wood Rim Company burned? - under "Stories"
06/13/14 - History of Onaway: Remembering the Old Company Store - under "Stories"
06/06/14 - History of Onaway: The Company Store - under "Stories"
05/30/14 - History of Onaway: The Powerhouse - under "Stories"
05/26/14 - 2014 Graduates of the Presque Isle Academy--under "Schools"
05/25/14 - 2014 Graduates for Posen and Rogers City --under "Schools"
05/23/14 - History of Onaway: The Hot Pond - under "Stories"
and 2014 Onaway High School Graduates
05/16/14 - History of Onaway: State of Michigan Cabin - under "Stories"
05/10/14 - History of Onaway: Basketball Cagers from the Onaweea - under "Stories"
05/03/14 - History of Onaway: The Autobiography of a Bicycle Rim - under "Stories"
04/25/14 - History of Onaway: Rim City - under "Stories"
04/22/14 - History of Onaway: Parking meters for Onaway? - under "Stories"
04/11/14 - History of Onaway: Onaway High School - under "Stories"
04/04/14 - History of Onaway: Onaway Junior High School - under "Stories"
04/03/14 - History of Onaway: PICTURES ADDED TO MANY ARTICLES- under "Stories"
03/28/14 - History of Onaway: Onaway High School-Part II - under "Stories"
03/21/14 - History of Onaway: Onaway High School- under "Stories"
03/19/14 - History of Onaway: Vilburn School- under "Stories"
03/07/14 - History of Onaway: A History of the Millersburg School System-Part II- under "Stories"
02/28/14 - History of Onaway: A History of the Millersburg School System- under "Stories"
02/14/14 - History of Onaway: Case Township No. 5 and Cement School- under "Stories"
02/07/14 - History of Onaway: Grace Harbor School- under "Stories"
02/01/14 - History of Onaway: Merchant School and Silver Creek School- under "Stories"
01/24/14 - History of Onaway: Valentine Island School Coast Guard Station- under "Stories"
01/23/14 - History of Onaway: Rainey Lake School- under "Stories"
01/11/14 - History of Onaway: Glawe School- under "Stories"
01/06/14 - 2013 Obits under "Obituaries"
01/05/14 - History of Onaway: Happy New Year Millersburg- under "Stories"




Index to Presque Isle County Local History Page


Biographies
Birth/Marriage/Death
Vital Records Info
Cemeteries
Census
Churches
1926 Onaway May Term of Court
Death Certificates
Onaway
Directories
Family Pages
Genealogical & Historical Societies
Histories
Libraries & Museums
Lookups
Maps
Dibean Marriage Index
MI USGenWeb Archives
MI Tombstone Transcription
& Photo Project
Military
Millersburg Homecoming Grand Marshals
Miscellaneous
Newspapers
Obituaries
Ocqueoc Twp. Info
Onaway History
Ghosttowns
Photo Album
1875 Posen Twp. Officials
Postmasters of Hawks
Posen Postmasters
Posen Potato Festival Queen & Grand Marshal(s)
1903 Case Township Tax Books
Presque Isle County Offsite Resources
Publications
RC Nautical Festival Queens/Parade Marshalls
1872 Roger City Village Officers
1930 Directory for Rogers City
1946 RC Kiwanis Food Drive
Schools
Stories
Sheriffs of Presque Isle County
Shipwrecks
Bearinger Township History
Surnames
Township Websites
1903 Plat Book Directory of People




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12 September 2014