celebrating 150 years - click here to find events
The City of Pontiac has a long and rich history. First settled in 1818 where the Saginaw Indian Trail crossed the Clinton River, Pontiac was a natural spot to put a new town.
Read in these pages about how Pontiac grew to become the county seat of Oakland County and an Industrial Center for Automotive Manufacturing. Pontiac is the birthplace for General Motor's Truck and Bus and Pontiac Motor Divisions.
As we honor our past, we keep our eyes on the future; expanding our business base, improving our downtown area, and opening doors of opportunity for our residents.