Michigan History


With the Industrial Revolution nearing its end in the 1830s, the lumber industry boomed in Port Huron, and so with it did the population. By 1840 St. Clair County had eight of the twenty-one total Michigan sawmills, and with this economic prosperity, came a lot more people, which is eventually what helped lead Port Huron to being recognized as not only a city, but the county seat of St. Clair County in 1857.