Located in southeastern Michigan or Michigan’s “Thumb”, the City of Marysville is situated along the St. Clair River and is 60 miles north of Detroit. Measuring 7.3 square miles in size, the city is bordered by the river and Canada to the east, the city of Port Huron to the north, the City of St. Clair to the south and several townships to the west. The municipality became a village in 1919 and was incorporated as a city in 1924. Originally named Vicksburg, the city’s name was changed to Marysville after is was discovered that another Vicksburg existed in Michigan.
Residents enjoy a high quality of life in our city – hence our city’s motto “the City of Contentment.” The primary reasons residents choose to live here are our responsive public services, excellent schools, abundant recreational opportunities and our proximity to the St. Clair River.
Originally settled in the late 18th century, the area was a destination for those seeking fortune in the timber industry. A number of saw mills were built in what is now the city limits and operated through the 1800’s until the area’s pine forests were depleted. At the turn of the 20th century and the advent of the automobile industry, Marysville became home to several automobile manufacturers and automobile parts makers including C. H. Wills & Company which manufactured the Wills Ste. Clair automobile until 1926 and Chrysler which still functions today as an automobile parts manufacturer.
Marysville’s industrial economy remains very developed in the 21st century. While the city’s industrial base still is heavily vested in the automobile parts industry, it has grown and diversified itself to include: Intertape Polymer Group, manufacturers of tape and package-sealing materials; Pregis Performance Products, LLC, makers of Polyethylene Foam products; Marysville Hydrocarbon, LLC, a propane and butane storage facility and; Marysville Ethanol, producers of ethanol. Major employers in the city include the above-mentioned companies along with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and Meijer, a regional grocery chain.
Marysville became a Charter City in 1965.
City Hall is located at 1255 Delaware Avenue in Marysville and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Marysville Housing Authority is located in Vicksburg Hall at 1100 New York Avenue. For information about our housing programs for low income senior citizens or disabled persons, please call (810) 364-4020.
The Department of Public Service is open Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m and may be reached at (810) 364-8340.
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