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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.



WHAT'S NEW!!


09/14/17 - Added pictures of: 1987 - Gov. James Blanchard Walks in Posen Grand Parade ...and...1967 - Onaway High School Homecoming and New Score Board for Football Field ...see "Stories"
09/07/17 - Added pictures of: 1987 - Rogers City Elementary School Welcomes Five New Teachers...and...1967 Onaway News - Rev. Donald Jasmin Is New Minister at First Baptist Church/Russell Memorial Hospital Addition Delayed/ Seaman Recruit Gary Brown Finishes Navy Basic Training/Arnold's Radio & TV Runs Ad ...see "Stories"
08/31/07 - Added pictures of: 2007 - Rogers City Plays Hillman in Season Opener ...see "Stories"
08/24/17 - Added pictures of: 1977 Sees the Return of Football to Rogers City ...see "Stories"
08/17/17 - Added pictures of: 2007 - Miss Posen Pageant ...see "Stories"
08/11/17 - Added pictures of: 1986 - Tammy Hentkowski Named Miss Posen ...see "Stories"
08/03/17 - Added pictures of: 1997 - Local Students Participate in Week-Long Christian Leadership Institute ...see "Stories"
07/29/17 - Added pictures of: 1997 - Photo Highlights of the 1997 Miss Rogers City Pageant ...see "Stories"
07/20/17 - Added pictures of: 1977 - Rogers City Service Organizations Work With Chamber of Commerce to Use Proceeds from the Nautical Festival on Renovation Projects ...see "Stories"
07/13/17 - Added pictures of: 1997 - Rogers City Major Girls' All-Stars Gearing Up For Action in Indian River ...see "Stories"
07/06/17 - Added pictures of: 1967- Vietnam Veteran SP/4 Nick Filipiak Receives Flag the Flew Over the Capitol from Congressman Phil Ruppe ...see "Stories"
06/29/17 - Added pictures of: 1967- Mrs. Leonard Lamb Wins Pony, Mr. Ed, from Mr. Ed's IGA Foodliner ...see "Stories"
06/22/17 - Added pictures of: 1997- Posen Names Athletes of the Year...and... 2007 - US Marine Pfc Sara Belusar Graduates from Basic Training While Entire Family Watches ...see "Stories"
06/10/17 - Added Posen High School 2017 Graduates...see "Schools"
06/09/17 - Added pictures of: 2007 - Rogers City Hurons Baseball Team Wins the District Championship ...see "Stories"
06/01/17 - Added Rogers City High School 2017 Graduates...see "Schools"
06/01/17 - Added pictures of: 1977 - Rogers City High School Inducts Nine New Members to National Honor Society...see "Stories"...and World War I Memorial...see "Military"
05/26/17 - Added pictures of: 1967 - The Rev. Adalbert Narloch, Pastor of St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Receives Boy Scouts of America Catholic Committee Medal...see "Stories"...and World War I Memorial...see "Military"
05/25/17 - Added Onaway High School 2017 Graduates...see "Schools"
05/18/17 - Added picture of: 2007 - Rogers City Marks Passing of City Councilman Jim Sinclair...see "Stories"
05/11/17 - Added picture of: 2007 - Area Firefighters Battled Fire at Cedar Log and Lumber...see "Stories"
05/04/17 - Added pictures of: Onaway Mayor Exchange with Lake City...and... Russell Memorial Hospital to Add Maternity Department...and...2007 - Presque Isle Library Adds a New Branch at Grand Lake ...see "Stories"
05/01/17 - Added pictures of: Albert Lumber Company Is Having a Sale...Mayor Robinson Designates May 5 as"Onaway Day" ...A Mass Band Convenes at the High School...and...1987 - Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt at Westminster Park...see "Stories"
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"




Index to Presque Isle County Local History Page


Biographies
Birth/Marriage/Death
Vital Records Info
Cemeteries
Census
Churches
1926 Onaway May Term of Court
Death Certificates
Onaway
Directories
Family Pages
Genealogical & Historical Societies
Histories
Libraries & Museums
Lookups
Maps
Dibean Marriage Index
MI USGenWeb Archives
MI Tombstone Transcription
& Photo Project
Military
Millersburg Homecoming Grand Marshals
Miscellaneous
Millersburg Memories
Newspapers
Obituaries
Ocqueoc Twp. Info
Onaway History
Ghosttowns
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
Publications
RC Nautical Festival Queens/Parade Marshalls
1872 Roger City Village Officers
1930 Directory for Rogers City
1946 RC Kiwanis Food Drive
Schools
Stories
Sheriffs of Presque Isle County
Shipwrecks
Bearinger Township History
Surnames
Township Websites
1903 Plat Book Directory of People




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