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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.


11/20/15 - Added pictures of Old Onaway School and Summer in RC in Nov. 1975 ---see "Stories"
11/12/12 - Added pictures of Liberty's Torch moving to Rogers City and Karen Stiles and Ray DeBoer winning $10,000 ---see "Stories"
11/06/15 - Added pictures 1945 Onaway Business Fire and 1985 Rogers city's Marathon Burns--see "Stories"
10/29/15 - Added pictures of Onaway Fire on State Street -1945, Marathon Building in Rogers City burns-1985 --under "Stories"
10/29/15 - Added pictures of Onaway Football 1965, Rogers City vs Onaway Football 1995, Bud Stout Retires. Tendercare in RC Expands 1995, Onaway Homecoming Floats 1971, St. Michael's Lutheran Church of Hawks Celebrates 50th Anniversary in 1955, Arnold "Chick" Vermilya Retires, Top Bowlers in RC Oct. 1975, Ralph R. Jones, Millionth G.I. Home From Europe --under "Stories"
10/14/15 - Added pictures of Cement School and Glawe School thanks to Jo Doran's Millersburg Memories- see "Schools"
09/24/15 - Photo of Dr. Finch's Office and caption about Polio Vaccines Given in the Onaway Area-under "Stories"
08/31/15 - Photos of Chagnon Funeral Home Building and Supt. Howard Gilpin with Teachers in 1942-under "Stories"
07/16/15 - History of Onaway: South Pine Street-Veterans Drive 1935- under "Stories"
07/09/15 - History of Onaway: Maple Boulevard- under "Stories"
07/02/15 - History of Onaway: July 4, 1925- under "Stories"
06/30/15 - Onaway Fourth of July Grand Marshals - under Onaway History
06/25/15 - History of Onaway: The Rainey Bridge- under "Stories"
06/18/15 - History of Onaway: The Curve on Black Lake - under "Stories" and updates St. Peters Cem. #2 - under "Cemeteries"
06/11/15 - History of Onaway: Black Lake State Park- under "Stories" 05/28/15 - 2015 Rogers City High School Graduates --under "Schools"-"Rogers City Grads"
05/28/15 - History of Onaway: Onaway Ball Team 1954- under "Stories"
05/23/15 - 2015 Onaway High School Graduates --under "Schools"-"OHS Grads"
05/14/15 - History of Onaway: Russell Memorial Hospital- under "Stories"
05/08/15 - History of Onaway: A Walk Down Shaw Street- under "Stories"
05/06/15 - Rogers City Stories: Tale of Brothers in the Pacific Theater in WWII--under "Stories"
05/03/15 - History of Onaway: The Circus Comes to Onaway 1907- under "Stories"
04/23/15 - History of Onaway: Standard Oil Station - M-33 and M-68 - under "Stories"
04/20/15 - Updated North Allis Cemetery - under "Cemeteries"
04/17/15 - History of Onaway: Sinclair Gas Station - M-33 and M-68 - under "Stories"
04/16/15 - Added Millersburg Memories page 04/10/15 - History of Onaway: State Street and M-95- under "Stories"
04/04/15 - History of Onaway: Bonz Beach 1908- under "Stories"
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"

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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