Introduction to Marquette, Michigan
Development of the area began in 1844, when William Burt and Jacob Houghton discovered iron deposits near Teal Lake, which is west of Marquette. Jackson Mining Company, the first organized mining company in the region, was formed in 1845. The village of Marquette was formed on September 14, 1849 and incorporated as a city in 1871. During the 1850s, the city was linked by rail to several mines and became the leading shipping center of the Upper Peninsula.
Marquette and nearby Attractions
- Marquette Tourist Park
- Marquette County History Museum
- UP Children Museum
- Marquette Maritime Museum
- Presque Isle Park
- Michigan Iron Industry Museum
Things To Do In Marquette
The parks and recreation department in the city offers various playgrounds and public beaches where you can enjoy activities like soccer, softball and baseball. The other recreational facilities her include a BMX track, tennis courts and two public swimming beaches.
Sawyer International is the closest major airport to the city.
Marquette Higher Education
Northern Michigan University and Marquette General Hospital are the two institutes in the city providing higher education.