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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.


04/21/17 - Added pictures of: 1967 - State Theatre Opens...Swede's Giving Away Fishing Outfit Per Week...Jeffrey Hardware Preparing for Grand Opening...Mayor Robinson Proclaims White Cane Week...and...1997 - Students at St. Iganatius School Enjoy a Visit from Smokey Bear...see "Stories"
04/13/17 - Added pictures of: Onaway Chamber of Commerce Building...Onaway Area Sports Boosters Club Working to Obtain Electric Scoreboard for Football Field...and...1977 - Rogers City Lions Club Sells Brooms Door to Door...see "Stories"
04/07/17 - Added pictures of: 1967 - Conservation Departmant Gets New Vessel...Results of City Elections...Army Pvt. Robert B. Barry Completes Advance Infantry Training...and...1997 - Longtime Rogers City Educators, Henry and Charlotte Asikainen, Will Lead the Nautical Festival Grand Parade...see "Stories"
03/31/17 - Added pictures of: 1967 - Onaway Gets Billboard on I-75...New Chapter of TOPS Is Formed...Pvt. John M. Perkins Completes Vehicle Mechanic Course at Fort Leonard Wood ...and...2007 - Ida and Jack Taylor Celebrate Their 65th Wedding Anniversary...and...Oqueoc Civilian Conservation Corps Pictures Donated by William Karsten Estate...see "Stories"
03/24/17 - Added pictures of: 1967- Seventeen Youngsters Graduate From First Aid Class...and...Army Pvt. 1st Class Henry A. Tillotson Arrives in Vietnam ...and...1987 - 90 Employees of Roger City Industries, Cadillac Products Division Honored for Two Years of Without a Lost-Time Injury ...see "Stories"
03/16/17 - Added pictures of: 1967- Brewbaker's Feature Philco Chassis TVs...and...PFC James G. Stump Completes Gas Turbine and Generator Repairman Course ...and...1967- The Presque Isle Advance Receives the Ernie Pyle Award from VFW Post 3209 in Rogers City ...see "Stories"
03/09/17 - Added picture of: 1997 - Rogers City Wrestling Team in Division 4 Team Meet in Battle Creek...see "Stories"
03/03/17 - Added picture of: 1997 - St. Ignatius Students Take Second Place in Mathcounts Regional Competition...see "Stories"
02/23/17 - Added pictures of: Airman Jerry F. Madden Selected For Technical Training as a US Air Force Air Policeman...and...Onaway Cardinals Basketball Team Bows to Alpena Catholic High 31-14...see "Stories"
02/16/17 - Added pictures of: 1967 - Onaway's Farm Forum Team Wins at Regional Competition...and...Onawy School Menu...and...2007 - Rogers City's First State Champion Wrestler, Andy Keller, Makes His Mark at CMU...see "Stories"
02/09/17 - Added pictures of: Feb. 18, 1937 - Reporter Harry H. Whiteley Tells About Rogers City High School Basketball Team's 10- Game Winning Streak...see "Stories"
02/02/17 - Added pictures of: 1967 - Rev. Vincent James, Missionary to Chile Speaks at Onaway Methodist Church...and Onaway High School Debate Team Is Undefeated in 1967...and...2007 - Ann and Paul Przybyla of Rogers City Photograph the Ice Rink...see "Stories"
01/26/17 - Added pictures of: 1967 - B & C Markets Ad Promoting Crystal Specials...and...Sturgeon Shivaree Scheduled for Feb. 24 & 25...and...Former Police Chief Gordon Higgins Dies of Heart Attack...and...January 1977 - Officers of the Presque Isle Sportsmen's Club Were Elected...see "Stories"
01/19/17 - Added pictures of: 1967 - Brewbaker's Holds Sale on Philco Products...and...PFC Thomas E. DuBois Calls Relatives From Vietnam...and...1987 Head Start Students Receives Tour of the Advance Building...see "Stories"
01/12/17 - Added pictures of: 1967 - Heavy Snow Blankets Hope of Bobcat Hunters...and...Merle Diamond Speared Biggest Muskie in Some Time...see "Stories"
01/07/17 - Added 2016 Obituaries for Presque Isle County ...see "Obituaries"
01/05/17 - Added pictures of: January 4, 1917 - Front Page of The Onaway Outlook...see "Stories"
12/23/16 - Added pictures of: 1966 - Onaway's First Annual Goodfellow Newspaper Sales Successful...and...Fundraising for Onaway Street Decorations and Lighting Bogs Down...and...1997 - Devin Street First Baby of the Year...see "Stories"
12/17/16 - Added pictures of: Big Snow in Onaway...and...Army Pvt. 1st Class Allen Auger Participates in Major Operation in Vietnam...and...1986 - Brownie Troop 2010 Presented a Box of Canned Food to Department of Social Services...see "Stories"
12/08/16 - Added pictures of: 1956 - Terry Horrocks Won A Grand Champion Ribbon for His Steer at Detroit Junior Livestock Show...and...Letters to Santa on Front Page...and...1946 - Earl Nagle Gets a 29-Point Deer...see "Stories"
12/01/16 - Added pictures of: 1966 - Robert and Alice Umphrey Celebrate Their 50th Anniversary...and...State Police Investigate Tire Slashing on Thanksgiving Day...and...2006 - Rogers City Huron Basketball Player Trent Holmes Blew Past Hillman Defenders ...see "Stories"
11/19/20 - Added pictures of: 1966 - Marguerite Schmidt Bags a Nine-Point Buck...and...Warm Hunting Season Brings More and Bigger Deer ...and...2006 - Rogers City Theater Production of "South Pacific" ...see "Stories"
11/11/16 - Added pictures of: 1966 - Wooden Cross Burned on JP Harry Korobko's Lawn on Halloween and Onaway Cardinals Make All- Conference Team...and...1986 - Construction Started on Transfer Station in Rogers City ...see "Stories"
11/04/16 - Added pictures of: 1966 - Russell Memorial Hospital Adds Wing...and...Onaway Post Office Gets Treasury Dept. Award for Buying US Savings Bonds...and...2006-Rogers City Successful Season Ends in Playoff Game ...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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