History of Mayville

150 years and still strong!

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.15 square miles, of which, 1.13 square miles of it is land and 0.02 square miles is water. As of the 2010 Census, there were 950 people living in Mayville, 369 households, and 235 families residing in the village. The average household size was 2.43.

Mayville resides in the county of Tuscola and the Township of Fremont. Our county seat is Caro, Michigan which is approximately 13 miles north along M-24. The village was founded in 1865 by Dexter Choat and incorporated as a village in 1887. The railroad reached Mayville in 1882. The train depot, (pictured below with museum pictures) which was saved from destruction in 1986, was moved to its current location where it still stands today and is used to house our very own Mayville Area Museum of History and Genealogy!

Mayville Area Museum of History and Genealogy

You will find The Mayville Museum located at 2124 Ohmer Road,(M-24) just a hop, skip and a jump south of downtown. The museum was originally founded in 1972 by a group of area residents who were interested in preserving and archiving their local history and culture.

When you stop in to visit our museum you will find historical artifacts that were typically used in this region in the early days of our settling. You will also discover an extensive array of War Memorabilia (World War l & ll, Korean and the Spanish American War), artwork, vintage furniture, small hand operated farm equipment, photographs and a wealth of genealogical information. The Museum is open to the public in the spring, and well worth the time to come and browse the many, many treasures! Plus, beside the museum you will find a log cabin furnished with articles formerly found in a typical one room school house! And much, much more!

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