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Here Are The 5 Oldest Towns In Michigan… And They’re Loaded With History

Ever wonder how Michigan got its start? We know we’ve often pondered this. Situated in the northern Midwest, the weather is totally unpredictable, reason enough to have us scratching our heads as to why anyone would settle in this region to begin with.

The reasons date back to the 17th century when French explorers, fur traders, and missionaries were intermingling with the many native peoples who lived on the land. The result was that some of the oldest cities in the state were formed.

An interesting thing we’ve found in our research is that many of the oldest cities in the Mitten are in the Upper Peninsula.

Have a look.

Funny how we’re all so connected, isn’t it? Tell us, where are some of the oldest communities in your neck of the woods?

Serena Maria Daniels
Serena Maria Daniels is an award-winning freelance journalist in Detroit, by way of Chicago, by way of the West Coast. She writes about Michigan for OIYS. Serena enjoys learning about language and culture and taking road trips with her beagle Ralph.