History of Glennie

Th village of Glennie began as a lumber town in the 1860s as 'Vaughn', named after one of the lumbermen who owned a good potion of land. The name was changed around 1889 to 'Glennie Station' and sat along the Detroit & Mackinaw Railroad (also known as the Au Sable & Northwestern Railroad), at the junction of Bamfield & Glennie roads.

Sitting in Curtis Township, Alcona County, Glennie Station received its first post office in 1889, with postmaster duties held by Ella Deacon. In 1894, Ella changed the village name to "Glennie" after John W. Glennie; Glennie was a local hero who was killed while attempting to save crew members of a sinking ship in Lake Huron.

Glennie still has a number of old original buildings still standing that gives an air of charm to the community. A road sign as you enter town calls Glennie "The heart of the Huron National Forest" thanks to all the wildlife: black bear, coyotes, deer, all kinds of fish (bass, perch, trout, walleye), partridge, and wild turkeys.

Whether you chose to vacation to Glennie to relax, enjoy nature, or explore the history of Glennie, it is sure to be a vacation you and your family/friends will remember!