Introduction to St. Clair, Michigan
St. Clair History
The city, which is situated on the western banks of River St. Clair, was named after the river, which was christened after Lake St. Clair, which is located between Ontario, Canada, and Michigan. The name of the river was spelled Saint Clare based upon the English maps of 1710. In the Mitchell Map of 1755, the current spelling of the river was used. St. Clair was incorporated as a town in 1850 and then as a city in 1858.
St. Clair and Nearby Attractions
- Detroit Zoo
- Historic Fort Wayne
- Algonac State Park
- Cranbrook Art Museum
- Fox Theater Building
Things To Do In St. Clair
Local celebrations in St. Clair include the Blue Water Ramble, an annual International Bicycling Event generally held in October, and the Annual St. Clair Art Fair, a two-day event held in June. There are numerous parks near St. Clair including Algonac State Park, Lakeport State Park, and Stony Creek Metropark. Cranbrook Art Museum, Ferndale Historical Museum, and Cranbrook Institute of Science are some of the museums near St. Clair. Historical sites nearby include Historic Fort Wayne, Cranbrook, and the Fox Theater Building.
St. Clair Transportation
Air transportation is available from Oakland County International Airport.
St. Clair Higher Education
Colleges near St. Clair include Baker College of Auburn Hills, Baker College of Port Huron, and College for Creative Studies.