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Situated at the mouth of the Pigeon River on Lake Huron's Saginaw Bay, the City of Caseville is otherwise surrounded by Caseville Township. It is Huron County, in the northern Thumb region of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

The main route through the city is M-25 (Main Street), which is also known as Port Austin Road. Other routes include Caseville Road, West Kinde Road (Michigan Street), Sand Road (State Street), and Legion Road, which forms the city's southernmost border. Pigeon is 8.5 miles south, Elkton is 13.1 miles south-southeast, Kinde is 14.6 miles east, Port Austin is 18.4 miles northeast, and Bad Axe is 23.5 miles northeast of Caseville.

Acknowledged as the first European-American settler is Ruben Dodge, a hunter and trapper who came to the area from Maine, bringing his family in 1836. As others settled nearby, the community became known as the Pigeon River Settlement. Later, it became known variously as Port Elizabeth or Elizabethtown, for the wife of William Rattle, the agent for Leonard Case, a major landowner.

As was the case in much of the Lower Peninsula, the community's economy was largely based on lumbering, with timber and wood products shipped to market via Lake Huron. Later, shipbuilding and salt manufacturing also became important local industries.

In 1856, Francis Crawford acquired twenty-thousand acres in and around the village from Leonard Case, platting the village and naming it from Mr. Case. A post office was established in Caseville on January 28, 1863, with Mr. Crawford as postmaster.

In 1896, Caseville was incorporated as a village. In response to an effort to detach sections of the village back to Caseville Township, Caseville residents voted to incorporate as a city, which it became in 2010.

With a focus on Caseville, Michigan, appropriate resources for this category include websites representing the city or any businesses, industries, schools, places of worship, organizations, attractions, events, sports teams and leagues, recreational opportunities, or other topics within the city.

 

 

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