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HURON COUNTY MICHIGAN







Huron County

Size: 822 Square Miles
Elevation: 600-800 Feet
Physiography: Lake border, rolling plains
Growing Season: 140-160 days
Annual Precipitation: 28-34 inches
Average Snowfall: 50-80 inches
Forest Type: Aspen-Birch, Maple-Beech-Hemlock
Fall Colors: Late September

Huron county has more than 90 miles of shoreline on Lake Huron. A trading post at the mouth of Shebeon Creek began the settlement in this area. Grindstone City was where sandstone deposits were quarried and shaped into grindstones. A Lutheran missionary was established near Sebewaing and the economy and population grew. By the mid 1800's lumbering and commercial fishing added two more industries. The settlement of the German Methodist known as Ora Labora. Due to the difficulty of transportation and lack for farming experience, the community began to fade. By 1881 there had been many fires and at one point 280 lives were lost, as well as 3,400 buildings. These fires left 15,000 people homeless. Clara Barton formed the American Red Cross in Huron Valley at this time. Huron Country ranks high in the production of dry beans, wheat and cattle.

Ashwood Bad Axe (48413) Bay Port (48720)
Caseville (48725) Elkton (48731) Filion (48432)
Grindstone City Harbor Beach (48441) Kinde (48445)
Lakeland (48143) Owendale (48754) Pigeon (48755)
Port Austin (48467) Port Hope (48468) Ruth (48470)
Sand Point (48755) Sebewaing (48759) Ubly (48475)





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