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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.


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"
10/27/16 - Added pictures of: 1956 - Gary D. Hoeft Reports for Coast Guard Duty ...and...Chief Higgins and Undersheriff Badgero Round Up Gang of Vandals ...and...2006- Rogers City Heads to Ispheming for Football Playoffs ...see "Stories"
10/27/16 - Added 1912 Crimson and White Yearbook Photos - see "Schools"
10/26/16 - Added 1916 Onaweea Yearbook Photos - see "Schools"
10/21/16 - Added pictures of: Moose Hunters Returned from Canada with One Large Bull and Two Cows ...and...B & C Super Markets Ad ...and ...1996 - German Exchange Student, Tina Koppe, Dominates Cross Country in Northern Michigan ...see "Stories"
10/17/16 - Added pictures of: 1966 - Enoch Sherman Grows Six-Pound Cucuzza Squash...and...Voters Vote On Ballot Proposal to Change Voting Age to 18 ...and ...2006 Posen Homecoming Court ...see "Stories"
10/07/16 - Added pictures of: Cpl. Gary Cole Is Awarded Air Medal for Valorous Action In Vietnam ...and ...2006 Rogers City Fall Homecoming Court...see "Stories"
10/02/16 - Added picture of: 2016 Heslip School Reunion in Belknap Township... see "Schools"
09/29/16 - Added pictures of: 1966- Mr. and Mrs. George Russell Celebrate Their 50th Anniversary and Elzie Brewbaker Aquires Roycraft Mobile Home Line ...and...2006 Rogers City Fall Homecoming Court ...see "Stories"
09/22/16 - Added pictures of: 1966- Onaway Airport Improvements Studied - Ad for Onaway Sport's Shop - Labrador Puppy Bit by Rabid Skunk ...and...1976 - William Altman named Potato King at Potato Festival ...see "Stories"
09/16/16 - Added pictures of: 1966 Onaway Football Team...and... Great Lakes Sportswear Manufacturer Company Plans to Add More Employees ...and 2006 Posen Potato Festival Grand Marshals Clem and Elaine Misiak ...see "Stories"
09/08/16 - Added pictures of: 1953 - 180 Attend Black Lake Association "Get Acquainted" Dinner...and...Four Local Men Leave to Be Inducted into Armed Services ...and 2006 - Rogers City Defeats Posen 21-12 in Football ...and 1983 Posen Potato Festival News Coverage ...see "Stories"
09/01/16 - Added pictures of: 1966 - Bob Lee Announces Expansion and Remodeling of Fay's Store in Onaway and Onaway Varsity Football Schedule Published ...and 1976 - Jason Wayne Vogler II Earns the Rank of Eagle Scout ...see "Stories"
08/26/16 - Added pictures of: 2006 - The Huron Cross Country Team Earns First Place in Indian River ...see "Stories"
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"

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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