Introduction to Port Huron, Michigan
Port Huron, Michigan, in St Clair county, is 40 miles NE of St. Clair Shores, Michigan and 54 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan. The city is considered part of the Detroit metropolitan area. Port Huron has a population of 32,338.
Port Huron History
The first settlement in the area was established in Fort Gratiot in the year 1814. Port Huron was officially incorporated as a city in 1857. Successful shipbuilding and lumber industries grew up in the area in the 1850s and played a significant role in the development of Port Huron. A devastating fire burned much of the city and the surrounding areas on October 8, 1871.
Port Huron and nearby Attractions
- Port Huron Museum
- Henry McMorran Memorial Auditorium
- Saint Clair County Jail
- Shiloh Church
- Riverside Marina
- White Park
Things To Do In Port Huron
A number of locations in the city of Port Huron have been designated as historic sites by the State of Michigan. Among those are the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, Fort St. Joseph and the Port Huron Public Library. The lighthouse is an early 19th century construction while Fort St. Joseph was built in 1686 by a French explorer. The Port Huron Museum is a series of five museums that display some interesting exhibits illustrating the historical and cultural background of the city. There are a number of parks in Port Huron that provide recreational opportunities to be enjoyed by both adults and children. The "Port Huron to Mackinac Boat Race" is conducted every year and is very popular among the people in this area.
Port Huron Transportation
St. Clair County International Airport is nearby.
Port Huron Higher Education
Higher educational institutes offering full-time enrollment to students in Port Huron include the St Clair County Community College and the Baker College of Port Huron. The Macomb Community College and the University of Phoenix-Detroit Campus are the other local higher educational institutes.