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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.


10/16/17 - Added links to Presque Isle Historical Museum and Onaway Historical Museum...see the home page. 10/12/17 - Added pictures of: 1987 - Rogers City Football Coach, Bob Brietzke, Crowns Homecoming Queen Ann Kerr ...1977 - Ray Hitchcock, Onaway Fire Department Chief Warns to Stay Calm When Reporting a Fire...and...Onaway High School Homecoming Game Against Sault Ste. Marie...and Onaway School Board Approves Boxing ...see "Stories"
10/05/17 - Added pictures of: 2007 - Jamie Huber Is Hired as Secondary Principal in Rogers City ...and...1977 - Onaway High School Homecoming Queen Candidates...and...Virgil Freel is Named Farmer of the Week by Michigan Farm Radio Network and the Farm Bureau Insurance Group ...see "Stories"
09/28/17 - Added pictures of: 1977 - Rita Kleiber Is New Postmaster in Millersburg...and...New St. Paul Catholic Church Community Hall Nears Completion...and...1987 - Rogers City Girls' Cross-Country Team Shows Good Numbers ...see "Stories"
09/21/17 - Added pictures of: 1977 - CMU Athletic Director is Guest Speaker at Onaway Sports' Dinner...and...In Other Onaway News: Onaway City Council Goes to 5 Members; Onaway Dairy Queen Has Special; Mabel Burt has Large Tomatoes; Onaway Football Breaks 14 Game Winning Streak ...and...1997 - Huron Football Improves to 3-0 with win over Remus Chippewa Hills...see "Stories"
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"

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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