Located in southeastern Michigan or Michigan’s “Thumb”, the City of Marysville is situated along the St. Clair River and is 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, St. Clair Township to the south and Kimball Township to the west. The municipality became a village in 1919 and was incorporated as a city in 1924.
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. Ship building was also another major industry. 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 was also home to the Morton Salt Company through the 1980’s. To learn more about the history of Marysville, please click on the following links: Marysville – The Making of the “Dream City” Part I and Marysville – The Making of the “Dream City” Part II.
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 the following and more: manufacturers of tape and package-sealing materials; makers of polyethylene foam products; a propane and butane storage facility and; producers of ethanol.
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