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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.


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"
02/25/16 - Added pictures of: The Knights of Columbus Snow Derby of 1996--see "Stories"
02/19/16 - Added pictures of: Jess King With 81-Pound sturgeon and Cherry Pie Baking Contest for Youth -1956 and Rogers City Freshmen Basketball Team of 1966--see "Stories"
02/11/16 - Added pictures of: Frank's Sunoco Service Ad From 1966 and Flag Proclamation and Oswald Bruder Retires from Post Office - 1956 --see "Stories"
02/04/16 - Added pictures of: Succored Pigeon Flies Back Home to Benefactor and Birth of Mariners' Mall -1976 --see "Stories"
01/29/16 - Added pictures of: B & C Market Moves to New Location and Fourth Generation of Knopfs Operate 112 Year Old Farm - 1986--see "Stories"
01/21/16 - Added pictures of Onaway Garment Plant Closes -1966 and Road Commission Budget Cut - 1996--see "Stories"
01/15/16 - Added pictures of Napoleon Chagnon Visits His Parents and Amy Michelle Lamb is First Baby of 1985--see "Stories"
01/03/16 - 2015 Obituaries of Presque Isle--see "Obituaries"
12/28/15 - Added pictures of Onaway Welcomes Michigan Bow Hunters- 1965 and Spec. Jeremy Zinke Deploys to Bosnia - 1995--see "Stories"
12/18/15 - Added pictures of Onaway Seventh Day Adventist Church Raises Funds for Community Welfare Center and Basketball: Posen vs Hillman at The Palace at Auburn Hills in 1995--see "Stories"
12/12/15 - Added pictures of Charlie Schaar's First Boys' Basketball Win in 1965 and Erik Nadolsky and Darin Ehrke Continue to Wrestle at NMU (1965)--see "Stories"
12/3/15 - Added pictures of Christmas Decorations for Onaway in 1965 and Ralph Baker Gets 11-Point Buck in 1975--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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