The Thumb is a region and a peninsula of Michigan, so named because the Lower Peninsula is shaped like a mitten. The Thumb is generally considered to be in the Mid-Michigan area of the state, located east of Flint/Tri-Cities region, and north of Southeast Michigan. The thumb is also branded as the Blue Water Area of Michigan.
The counties which constitute the Thumb are those forming the extended peninsula that stretches northward into Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay. There is no formal declaration for which of these counties are part of the Thumb. However, virtually all common definitions include Huron, Tuscola, and Sanilac counties. This definition is almost always extended to include Lapeer and St. Clair counties as well.
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... Area code 989 covers about half of the Thumb Huron, Tuscola, and far northern Sanilac County (and the Marlette, Michigan area) ... The Thumb's other half is covered by area code 810, which takes in most of Sanilac, Lapeer, Genesee and Saint Clair Counties ...
... The southwest suburbs along the coast form the thumb of the plan ... While the central parts of these suburbs are dominated by high-rise housing projects and low-income inhabitants, the distant part is dominated by detached middle-class houses ...
... Main article The Thumb Huron County, Michigan Tuscola County, Michigan Sanilac County, Michigan Lapeer County, Michigan St ...
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