In 1834, Hezekiah Brink built the first cabin in what became Harrisburg. Later, William Kirkpatrick settled downstream in an area that became Chatham. In 1838, the towns combined to become the Town of Sterling. In 1857, the City was incorporated. The City of Sterling is a great place to call home! Please visit the City of Sterling Facebook page to learn about current events, important City updates, social and community activities, and City services. Suggest this page to anyone who lives, works, plays, or appreciates the Sterling community!