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History of Cheboygan, Michigan, USA

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Cheboygan, Michigan, USA

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Cheboygan was originally an Ojibwe settlement. In 1844, Jacob Sammons, a cooper from Fort Mackinac, chose the old native camping ground (then called "Shabwegan") as the site for his cabin. He recruited other settlers, and a post office named "Duncan" was established in 1846. It was made the county seat in 1853...

The area became known as Cheboygan in 1870. It was incorporated as a village in 1871.

Cheboygan was incorporated as a city in 1889.

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  • 1854 - Cheboygan
    Cheboygan, an unorganized county of Michigan, forms the northern extremity of the lower Peninsula, bordering on the Straits of Mackinaw and Lake...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Cheboygan
    Cheboygan, a post-village, capital of Cheboygan co., Mich, on Lake Huron, at the mouth of the Cheboygan River, 35 miles N.E. of Petoskey. It has a...Read MORE...


  • News 1908 - Accidental Drowning
    Fred RANVILLE, the seventeen year old son of Joseph RANVILLE, proprietor of the Commercial hotel, was drowned at the foot of Division street Friday...Read MORE...


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  • 1854 - Cheboygan
    Cheboygan, an unorganized county of Michigan, forms the northern extremity of the lower Peninsula, bordering on the Straits of Mackinaw and Lake... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Cheboygan
    Cheboygan, a post-village, capital of Cheboygan co., Mich, on Lake Huron, at the mouth of the Cheboygan River, 35 miles N.E. of Petoskey. It has a... Read MORE...

  • News  1908 - Accidental Drowning
    Fred RANVILLE, the seventeen year old son of Joseph RANVILLE, proprietor of the Commercial hotel, was drowned at the foot of Division street Friday... Read MORE...

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