Online Research Sources: Maps
1836 Territorial Map, Library of Congress.
1859 Map of Macomb & St. Clair Counties, by Geil & Jones, at the Library of Congress, with building images, and City of Port Huron detail (including some names and buildings)
1867 Bird’s Eye View of Port Huron . . . By A. Ruger, Chicago Lithographing Co., at the Library of Congress
1894 Map of Port Huron, with Structures, by C. J. Pauli, at the Library of Congress
1897 Standard Atlas of St. Clair County, George A Ogle & Company.
1916 Standard Atlas of St. Clair County, George A Ogle & Company
Collection of Maps, Charts, Etc., of the US western hemisphere, that had been ordered by Congress prior to the compilation date of 1843. Library of Congress.
MSU Libraries online historic maps index page.
Plats, Subdivision search, Michigan Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Construction Codes
Online Research Sources: Text-based (may include maps and/or photos)
1839 Gazetteer of Michigan, by John T. Blois
1843 Gazetteer of the United States, by Daniel Haskell. Description of Michigan can be found in pages 400-403, but otherwise, all places for the entire country are in alphabetical order (strange).
1853, Fanning’s Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States, Michigan is described on pages 218-220, but all towns, cities, etc., are simply in alphabetical order.
1899 Business and Professional Directory of Detroit and Surrounding Towns (see pages 324 to 347 for Port Huron)
A Half Century of Electric Service in Port Huron 1884-1934 (The Detroit Edison Company)
A Souvenir in Half-Tone: Port Huron in 1900 by W W Black. A rare booklet online, Port Huron Museum Collection.
Biographical Memoirs of St. Clair County, Michigan (Bowen 1903)
Bureau of Land Management Search for U.S. Patents and other land records.
City Directories, Port Huron, with some including surrounding townships (directories from the 1910s and 1920s are not all digitized and require a visit to the St. Clair County Library to view them).
Digital Michigan Newspaper Portal (CMU portal)
Fifty Years of Banking in Port Huron Michigan (First National Exchange Bank, 1871-1921; includes president biographies and photos, and directors’ photos).
Fourth Annual Convention of the Michigan Liquor Dealers’ Protective Association (Port Huron, August 1896; includes city history, descriptions, photos, ads)
Local history and personal sketches of St. Clair and Shiawassee counties. Fuller ca. 1926.
Michigan Pioneer and Historical Collections, digitized at MSU Libraries
Port Huron area newspapers, persons index for early years, 1844-June 1876. Later years were indexed, but not digitized, and can be viewed at the St. Clair County Library, Main Branch, Port Huron.
Acheson Ventures Desmond Landing redevelopment site, Seaway Terminal history page. There is other history and preservation related information on some of the other pages as well.
Souvenir History of Port Huron, Michigan, by Post H, Knights of the Grip (J. C. Wittliff, 1906)
St. Clair County Register of Deeds online land records search, which only goes back to May 1984. St. Clair County Parcel Search.
Online Research Sources: Bibliographies, Lists of Sources, Etc.
Michigan History Division, an index of online digital sources (full view text and those with search function only)
Michigan History Links by garlic.com
Michigan History: Web Resources (MSU Libraries)
St. Clair County Bibliographies listing by the Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
Seeking Michigan, this “Discovery” page has lots of links to useful original documents and such, including maps.
“Useful Websites and Additional Information” (St. Clair County and Michigan)
Online Research Sources: Videos
Moment(s) in History videos put out by SCCRESA:
Port Huron History videos by Bob Davis:
Research Sources: Archives and Other
City of Marysville Museum and Archives Unfortunately, the archives are currently unavailable
887 E Huron Blvd., Marysville, MI 48040
Main Street Office, Port Huron (currently closed)
Port Huron Museum
1115 Sixth Street, Port Huron, MI 48060
St. Clair County Library and Michigan Room (archives)
210 McMorran Blvd., Port Huron, MI 48060
St. Clair County Register of Deeds and Assessor
200 Grand River, Suites 105 and 103, Port Huron, MI 48060
810-989-6930 and -6925
Wills Sainte Clair Museum
(concerning C.H. Wills and the autos he produced in 1920s Marysville)
2408 Wills St., Marysville, MI 48040
“How To” Sources
A Guide to Researching Your Corktown Home This isn’t a “how to” for Port Huron or St. Clair County, but it is quite informative nevertheless.