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Ruth, Michigan is an unincorporated community in southwestern Sherman Township, southeast Huron County, in the Thumb Region of the Lower Peninsula.

Unincorporated communities in Michigan don't have defined boundaries, but the settlement is roughly centered on East Atwater Road and Ruth Road.

Cities and villages within twenty miles of Ruth include Minden City, Port Austin, Ubly, Forestville, Harbor Beach, Deckerville, Port Hope, and Bad Axe, while the unincorporated communities of Parisville, Charleston, Helena, and Palms are within ten miles.

John Hunsanger, a German immigrant, is recognized as the first European-American settler in the area when he came in 1855. The following year, several families from Baden, Germany, and another group came from Westphalia, Germany in the early 1860s.

The settlement became known as the German Settlement, although it was also known as Adam's Corners for August H. Adams, a local landowner. However, when a post office was established on October 12, 1880, with August Adams as postmaster, it was named Ruth, for Michael Ruth, who had contributed property for a railroad depot.

The Flint & Pere Marquette Railroad opened a depot in Ruth in the late 1800s. It included a 10-car passing siding, but there was no regular station agent.

Ruth is a small residential community with a post office, bank, convenience store, tavern, and some other small businesses.

The focal point of this portion of our guide is on the community of Ruth. Appropriate topics include local businesses, industries, schools, churches, organizations, attractions, events, and recreational opportunities.



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