Most of this interaction was predominately with members of the Fox and Sauk tribes, already living in the area for centuries. Area code covers about half of the Thumb: Akron Tuscola Algonac St. The county seat is Bad Axe , located in the center of the county.
The region is also branded as the Blue Water Area of Michigan. For the body part, see Thumb. While virtually all definitions of The Thumb include Huron , Tuscola , and Sanilac counties, and most common definitions are extended to include Lapeer and St. See local towns of interest at the bottom of the page for links.