Station: Almont, MI

PM Almont Depot PM Almont MI DepotAlmont, in southeast Lapeer County, was settled about 1828 as Bristol, and then Newberry in 1836. It was renamed Almont in 1846. It became a village in 1855. [MPN]

Almont was on the western edge of a Pere Marquette branch line which ran west from Port Huron. The village was also served by an interurban railroad line.

Photo Info: Top, the PM Almont depot, water tower and elevator. By the time of this photo, the branch had been changed to standard gauge. [CMUL]. 2nd photo, the Pere Marquette depot at Almont. [Alan Loftis collection]


Almont had a hand-operated turntable. It was in the southeast corner of the town just east of a feed store on what is now M-53. Tennis courts are now on the exact site.

Time Line

1905. The PM builds a new water tank and windmill at Almont. [PMAR-1905]



  • Frank Bishop Hay Warehouse (PM)
  • H. N. Weller & Co. (PM - canning and kraut factory)


The following sources are utilized in this website. [SOURCE-YEAR-MMDD-PG]:

  • [AAB| = All Aboard!, by Willis Dunbar, Eerdmans Publishing, Grand Rapids ©1969.
  • [AAN] = Alpena Argus newspaper.
  • [AARQJ] = American Association of Railroads Quiz Jr. pamphlet. © 1956
  • [AATHA] = Ann Arbor Railroad Technical and Historical Association newsletter "The Double A"
  • [AB] = Information provided at Michigan History Conference from Andrew Bailey, Port Huron, MI

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