Somerset & Somerset Center, MI

The highest land in southern Michigan is within the borders of Somerset Township, which was organized in the spring of 1837.  The first white man to make his home in this vast wilderness was James D. VanHoevenbergh, who built a log cabin there in 1832-33.  He later sold it to Thomas Gamble and moved to Jonesville.  Then, for quite some time, the town of Somerset was known as Gambleville.


Carol A. Lackey