Ruth & White Rock Highlight


Ruth is a small community on the bordering edges of Huron County, located in Sherman Township. Population - 749. The town was first referred to as "German Settlement". It was also called "Adams Corners" for landowner August H. Adams, who served as the first postmaster. But when the village got a post office in October 1880, it was named "Ruth", after Michael Ruth who had given property for a railroad depot. The railroad depot line ends here now, and does not continue on.

Local Businesses


Cooperative Elevator which was established in 1915 and is known as one of the largest agricultural cooperatives in eastern Michigan. The Cooperative Elevator provides high-quality supplies, seeds, fertilizers and crop protection products and more to area farmers in addition to excellent job opportunities.

Michigan Sugar - Michigan Sugar has a location here for local farmers to drop their sugar beets off, they are then loaded into semi trucks and trucked to a processing facility to turn into sugar.

Want to grab something to eat or shop well in Ruth, they have you covered, the Farmers Tavern serves up a tasty meal, and the Ruth Convenience Store has groceries or a deli for you to eat it. Stop at Eastern Michigan Bank and do all your bankin

This small town knit community also has a Fire Department made up of local residents that volunteer their time and talent to keeping their community safe. This great little community is a great place to live or work.

White Rock

White Rock is a tiny unincorporated community of Sherman Township. The community is at the mouth of White Rock Creek on the shore of Lake Huron. The community is named for a large white boulder offshore in Lake Huron that was used as a boundary marker to define the territory ceded by Ottawa, Chippewa, Wyandot, and Potawatomi with the Treaty of Detroit in 1807.

Edward Petit, the first white settler in Huron County, opened a trading post on nearby Shebeon Creek and later moved the post to White Rock. It is labelled as "White Rock City" on some early maps. By the mid-1830s, it was a thriving village and gained its own post office in 1859. The community was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1871 (also known as the Port Huron Fire of 1871, which destroyed huge swaths in several portions of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, but was overshadowed by the Great Chicago Fire and Peshtigo Fire in Wisconsin which occurred on the same day). The town soon rebuilt, but never grew beyond a small community.

Source:  Wikipedia 

In 2000, the Michigan Dept. of Transportation (MDOT) built a roadside park here. The park was completed in 2003, with steps going down to lake, a parking lot, outhouses, a historical marker, picnic tables, scenic overlook and public access to the beach.

Public Access to Beach at White Rock