Michigan

» Alcona County 1 » Alger County 16 » Allegan County 33 » Alpena County 9 » Antrim County 7 » Arenac County 2 » Baraga County 7 » Barry County 8 » Bay County 16 » Benzie County 10 » Berrien County 29 » Branch County 16 » Calhoun County 47 » Cass County 9 » Charlevoix County 24 » Cheboygan County 10 » Chippewa County 27 » Clare County 3 » Clinton County 6 » Crawford County 3 » Delta County 20 » Dickinson County 9 » Eaton County 18 » Emmet County 52 » Genesee County 70 » Gogebic County 11 » Grand Traverse County 13 » Gratiot County 10 » Hillsdale County 9 » Houghton County 42 » Huron County 27 » Ingham County 53 » Ionia County 16 » Iosco County 4 » Iron County 79 » Isabella County 6 » Jackson County 29 » Kalamazoo County 52 » Kent County 53 » Keweenaw County 41 » Lake County 4 » Lapeer County 24 » Leelanau County 23 » Lenawee County 46 » Livingston County 14 » Luce County 1 » Mackinac County 27 » Macomb County 16 » Manistee County 17 » Marquette County 38 » Mason County 10 » Mecosta County 3 » Menominee County 10 » Midland County 27 » Missaukee County 3 » Monroe County 17 » Montcalm County 3 » Muskegon County 14 » Newaygo County 5 » Oakland County 83 » Oceana County 8 » Ontonagon County 5 » Oscoda County 1 » Otsego County 3 » Ottawa County 28 » Presque Isle County 14 » Roscommon County 1 » Saginaw County 42 » Sanilac County 12 » Schoolcraft County 6 » Shiawassee County 45 » St. Clair County 27 » St. Joseph County 16 » Tuscola County 13 » Van Buren County 7 » Washtenaw County 81 » Wayne County 366 » Wexford County 8

» Alcona County 4 » Alger County 6 » Allegan County 52 » Alpena County 23 » Antrim County 9 » Arenac County 5 » Baraga County 1 » Barry County 12 » Bay County 32 » Benzie County 12 » Berrien County 76 » Branch County 73 » Calhoun County 116 » Cass County 34 » Charlevoix County 16 » Cheboygan County 61 » Chippewa County 12 » Clare County 4 » Clinton County 7 » Crawford County 6 » Delta County 35 » Dickinson County 8 » Eaton County 56 » Emmet County 91 » Genesee County 134 » Gladwin County 4 » Gogebic County 9 » Grand Traverse County 26 » Gratiot County 16 » Hillsdale County 36 » Houghton County 19 » Huron County 22 » Ingham County 148 » Ionia County 11 » Iosco County 22 » Iron County 8 » Isabella County 11 » Jackson County 44 » Kalamazoo County 73 » Kalkaska County 8 » Kent County 59 » Keweenaw County 36 » Lake County 9 » Lapeer County 35 » Leelanau County 11 » Lenawee County 125 » Livingston County 56 » Luce County 1 » Mackinac County 72 » Macomb County 122 » Manistee County 25 » Marquette County 14 » Mason County 16 » Mecosta County 21 » Menominee County 10 » Midland County 17 » Missaukee County 1 » Monroe County 132 » Montcalm County 4 » Montmorency County 4 » Muskegon County 16 » Newaygo County 5 » Oakland County 378 » Oceana County 13 » Ogemaw County 4 » Ontonagon County 1 » Osceola County 3 » Oscoda County 4 » Otsego County 5 » Ottawa County 70 » Presque Isle County 30 » Roscommon County 2 » Saginaw County 43 » Sanilac County 20 » Schoolcraft County 9 » Shiawassee County 32 » St. Clair County 67 » St. Joseph County 36 » Tuscola County 34 » Van Buren County 45 » Washtenaw County 250 » Wayne County 519 » Wexford County 10
  Brief timeline of the history of the state of Michigan
  • Pre-17th century: Various Native American tribes, including the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi, inhabit the region now known as Michigan.

  • 1670: French explorer Etienne Brule becomes one of the first Europeans to explore the area.

  • 1701: French explorer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds Fort Pontchartrain du D├ętroit (present-day Detroit), establishing the first permanent European settlement in Michigan.

  • 1763: The British gain control of Michigan following the French and Indian War.

  • 1787: Michigan becomes part of the newly established Northwest Territory of the United States.

  • Early 19th century: Michigan experiences a significant influx of settlers, with a focus on fur trading and agriculture.

  • 1805: Detroit is incorporated as a city.

  • 1817: The University of Michigan is founded in Detroit.

  • 1837: Michigan becomes the 26th state of the United States on January 26.

  • Mid-19th century: Michigan plays a crucial role in the growth of the industrial and manufacturing sectors in the United States. Cities such as Detroit and Flint become centers for automobile production.

  • Late 19th century: Michigan experiences rapid industrialization and urbanization, with the growth of industries such as lumber, mining, and manufacturing.

  • Early 20th century: The automobile industry booms in Michigan, with companies such as Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler leading the way.

  • Mid-20th century: Michigan is heavily involved in the production of war materials during World War II. After the war, the state experiences economic growth and prosperity.

  • Late 20th century: Michigan faces economic challenges, particularly in the automobile industry, leading to a period of decline and restructuring.

  • Present: Michigan remains known for its natural beauty, including the Great Lakes and national parks like Isle Royale. The state also continues to be a center for automotive research and development.

This timeline provides an overview of the history of Michigan, from its early Native American inhabitants to its development as a major industrial and manufacturing state. The state's contributions to the automobile industry, its natural landscapes, and its cultural heritage have shaped its identity and continue to influence its present-day status as an important state in the United States.