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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.


08/26/16 - Added pictures of: 1966 - Young Men Leave for Pre-Induction Physicals for Armed Forces and Eleanor Stocking Returns from Study in Europe ...and 1976 - Jason Wayne Vogler II Earns the Rank of Eagle Scout ...see "Stories"
08/19/16 - Added pictures of: 1966 Eric Pregitzer Writes Parents About Military Experience ...and 2006 Tony Przybyla is Grand Marshal of Nautical Festival and...1966 Principal Donald Holmes Explains High School Dress Code and Michael Chapman Promoted to Sergeant and...1976 Karl Vogelheim is Grand Marshal of the Nautical Festival Parade ...see "Stories"
07/29/16 - Added Pictures of: 1996 Candidates for County Board of Commissioners...and... Mr. and Mrs. James Martin Celebrate 50th Anniversary and Gary Imel in Boston After World Cruise- 1966 ...see "Stories"
07/21/16 - Added pictures of: Funeral Services for Edward T. Burns and Searing Drought in Onaway- 1966 ...and Sen. Jason Allen Stopped by to See Progress of New Advance Building...see "Stories"
07/14/16 - Added pictures of: Onaway State Bank Has a Good Year and Tim Hyde Wins a Pony in Painter Petroleum Promotion- 1966 ...and Voyageurs Stop at Rogers City Marina on July 2, 1986 ...see "Stories"
07/13/16 - Added Information on Belknap Township School Section Twelve District #1--under "Schools"
07/07/16 - Added pictures of: OHS Teacher Craig Otis Graduates from Driver Education Institute at University of Michigan- 1966 ...and Nagel Reunion Held July 10, 1976 ...see "Stories"
06/30/16 - Added pictures of: OHS Teacher Craig Otis Lands Big Bass ...and 2006 - Shipwreck Joseph S. Fay Study Spearheaded by Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary ...see "Stories"
06/25/16 - Added pictures of: 112 Students Attend Summer School at St. Paul Catholic Church- 35 Receive First Communion ...and 1976 - Voters Turn Down Millage of 2.5 for Operational Purposes ...see "Stories"
06/16/16 - Added pictures of: Unknown Onaway Baseball Players- 100 Years Ago ...and...Some Rogers City High School Graduates of 1986 ...see "Stories"
06/10/16 - Added Posen Graduates 2016 - see "Schools"
06/10/16 - Added pictures of: Onaway Students Raise Money for a Flag- Date Unknown...Posen Principal Cliff Kelly Retires...see "Stories"
06/02/16 - Added Rogers City Graduates 2016--see "Schools"
05/31/16 - Added Onaway Graduates 2016 --see "Schools"
05/26/16 - Added pictures of: 1966 - Dale Anderson Graduates From West Point and OHS Graduates 58 ...and...1976 - STR John G. Munson Arrives At the POrt of Calcite in Bicentennial Colors --see "Stories"
05/19/16 - Added picture of: New Garment Firm Begins Manufactuing in Onaway and Terry Peacock Will Be an Exchange Student to Mexico City --see "Stories"
05/12/16 - Added pictures of: 1966 - Onaway High School History Class Travels to Lansing...2006 - Richard Lamb Anxious to Start Construction of New Advance Building --see "Stories"
05/05/16 - Added pictures of: 1966 - Great Lakes Manufacturing Company Moving Toward Re-Opening Clothing Factory in Onaway and Onaway Pays Tribute to Grace Pregitzer ...and...1986 - Nautical City Festival Committee Wants to Build a Multi-Purpose Building in Lakeside Park --see "Stories"
04/29/16 - Added pictures of: 1966 - Optimism For Re-Opening Clothing Factory in Onaway and Grace Pregitzer Heads to New York City ...and...1986 - Wilbert Heller Celebrates Turning 75 --see "Stories"
04/21/16 - Added pictures of: 1966 - Grace Pregitzer Named Michigan Mother of the Year and Onaway Citywide Clean Up...and...Professional Secretaries HOnored --see "Stories"
04/15/16 - Added pictures of: 1966- Onaway Ads, Farm Census, and Editor's Camera Taken...and...1986 - Rogers City Junior and Senior Track Squad --see "Stories"
04/07/16 - Added pictures of: 1966- Onaway Methodist Church Parsonage and 140 Show Interest in Possible New Clothing Factory ...and...1966- Anglers Brave cold Trout Opener --see "Stories"
03/31/16 - Added pictures of: 1966- Clothing Manufacturing Facility to Re-Open in Onaway ...and...1976- Shipping Season Opens at Port of Calcite --see "Stories"
03/25/16 - Added pictures of: 1966- Top Students of Onaway High School and Other News...and...Huron Seniors Make 'All-Time' Scoring List --see "Stories"
03/17/16 - Added picture of: 1966- Delmar Conley Named High School Prinicpal in Rogers City --see "Stories"
03/10/16 - Added pictures of: 1956 - New Speed Laws for Michigan and Donna Elenbass on MSU Honor list and 1976 - Rogers City Boys' Basketball Claims District Title --see "Stories"
03/03/16 - Added pictures of: Rev. Robert Smith Gets a Dog and Other Onaway News and Rogers City Highs School Band Gets All "Ones" at Festival -1976--see "Stories"

Index to Presque Isle County Local History Page

Vital Records Info
1926 Onaway May Term of Court
Death Certificates
Family Pages
Genealogical & Historical Societies
Libraries & Museums
Dibean Marriage Index
MI USGenWeb Archives
MI Tombstone Transcription
& Photo Project
Millersburg Homecoming Grand Marshals
Millersburg Memories
Ocqueoc Twp. Info
Onaway History
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
RC Nautical Festival Queens/Parade Marshalls
1872 Roger City Village Officers
1930 Directory for Rogers City
1946 RC Kiwanis Food Drive
Sheriffs of Presque Isle County
Bearinger Township History
Township Websites
1903 Plat Book Directory of People

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