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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.


03/27/15 - History of Onaway: State Street Looking East- under "Stories"
03/20/15 - History of Onaway: State Street in Onaway 1912- under "Stories"
03/13/15 - History of Onaway: How Onaway Got It's Name - under "Stories"
03/06/15 - History of Onaway: Black Mountain Ski Run - under "Stories"
02/27/15 - History of Onaway: Whaley School - under "Stories"
02/20/15 - History of Onaway: (Freel Family) - under "Stories"
02/13/15 - History of Onaway: Detroit & Mackinac Engine 1923 - under "Stories"
02/08/15 - Miss Millersburg 1981-1998 - with Millersburg Homecoming 02/06/15 - History of Onaway: Wintertime at the Lobdell & Bailey Mfg. Company's Camp 18 - under "Stories"
01/30/15 - History of Onaway: Toboggan Run at Silver Rock Garden in Ocqueoc - under "Stories"
01/23/15 - History of Onaway: Snow Banks on College Street- under "Stories"
01/16/15 - History of Onaway: Jess King- under "Stories"
01/10/15 - History of Onaway: Main Street Looking West- under "Stories" and 2014 Obits - under "Obituaries"
12/31/14 - History of Onaway: From Burns Insurance Looking East- under "Stories"
12/29/14 - History of Onaway: State and Pine Street Intersection under "Stories"
12/19/14 - History of Onaway: Our Christmas Card under "Stories"
12/12/14 - History of Onaway: Power and Land Companies- under "Stories"
12/05/14 - History of Onaway: Horses, Buicks, Chevys and Fords- under "Stories"
11/26/14 - Hist2014 Obitsory of Onaway: Horses, Sleighs and Cross Arms- under "Stories"
11/21/14 - History of Onaway: Winter scenes of Onaway's State Street- under "Stories"
11/14/14 - History of Onaway: Red Coats- under "Stories"
11/07/14 - History of Onaway: Onaway Marching Band- under "Stories"
10/31/14 - History of Onaway: Onaway State Savings Bank- under "Stories"
10/25/14 - History of Onaway: A Pair of Onaway Milk Trucks - under "Stories"
10/17/14 - History of Onaway: Looking East on State Street - under "Stories"
10/10/14 - History of Onaway: State Street looking West- under "Stories"
10/03/14 - History of Onaway: State Street looking East - State and Elm- under "Stories"
09/26/14 - History of Onaway: State Street looking West- under "Stories"
09/20/14 - History of Onaway: Looking East on State Street - under "Stories"
09/18/14 - Added pictures to History of Onaway Articles 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"

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
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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