History Notes

Port Huron Charter Township

Port Huron Charter Township, in St Clair County was established in 1827.

On April 12, 1827. by the Michigan territorial legislature the township was formed. The territory of St Clair county split into all that part of said county containing the surveyed townships six, seven, eight nine, in ranges thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, east of the principle meridian, be a township by the name of Desmond, and the first township meeting be held at Fort Gratiot.

The original name of Desmond Township lasted until 1837, when the post office changed the name to Port Huron Township

Port Huron Township has the distinction of being the first township created in St. Clair County



The Longfellow Engine & Thrasher was manufactured in Port Huron Township in 1913.
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