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Onaway is in Presque Isle County, and in the Northern Region. This community is located south of Black Lake and west of Rogers City on State Hwy 68.

Onaway was first settled in the 1880s by Thomas Shaw and Marritt Chandler. Chandler was the first to lay-out the land, naming the town after an Indian maiden, Onaway. The settlement grew during the lumber era and was incorporated as a village in 1899, and then later as a city in 1903.

Onaway today has kept its small town atmosphere, with the economy supported by several small manufacturing facilities and tourism. Winter sports are a popular recreation, as well as fishing.


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