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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

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?