1882 : St. Ignace, Michigan’s Second-Oldest Continuous Settlement, Incorporated

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The Village of St. Ignace in Mackinac County was incorporated. The village is Michigan’s second-oldest continuous settlement and remains the county seat of Makinac County until this day.

Source : Michigan Historical Calendar, courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.

For more information, see History of St. Ignace : St. Ignace was among the largest settlements in New France for the last decade of the 15th century until the establishment of Detroit in 1701.