Located about an hour north of the Mackinac Bridge in Chippewa County, you'll find a historical gem, the oldest city in Michigan.

Founded hundreds of years ago by French missionaries Claude Dablon and Jacques Marquette. This city has a unique place in both American history and the state's heritage as it's one of the oldest cities in America.

What City is the Oldest City in Michigan?

The oldest city in Michigan is Sault Ste. Marie which sits on the northeastern end of the Upper Peninsula, along the St. Marys River.

How Old is Sault Ste. Marie?

Sault Ste. Marie is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The city is 356 years old as it was founded in 1668.

The United States of America declared its independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. Therefore, as of July 4, 2024, America is 248 years old.

That makes Sault Ste. Marie is 108 years older than the United States of America.

What is Sault Ste. Marie Known for?

Sault Ste. Marie is known for numerous things including the Soo Locks, their historical significance, International Bridge, natural beauty, tourism, their Native American heritage, and more.

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People travel from all over the world to see The Soo Locks. The Soo Locks are a set of parallel locks, operated and maintained by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, that enable ships to travel between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes.

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