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Antrim County, Michigan
History Topics


Brief County History


History of Antrim County from "The Traverse Region..." 1884
Chapter XXXV
Boundaries - Area and Population - Soil, Timber and Water - Description by Dr. Leach

Megesee County Laid Off - Name Changed to Antrim - Traces of Early Inhabitants - Coming of Abram S. Wadsworth - Beginning of Elk Rapids - Arrival of James McLaughlin and Others - Reminiscence by James J. McLaughlin - First Cattle - First Town Meeting - Early Settlers

Antrim County Organized - County Officers - Organization of Towns - First Proceedings of Supervisors -First Term of Court - County Seat Matters

Village of Elk Rapids
Village of Elk Rapids Laid Out - Early Comers - First School - Postoffice Established - Church History - Glimpse of the Village at Different Periods - The Great Industries of Dexter and Noble - Local Newspapers - Miscellaneous Societies - Public Buildings - School Statistics - Biographical

Chapter XXXIX
General Development - The Projected Village of Antrim City - Torch Lake - Eastport - Spencer Creek - Central Lake

Chapter XL
Village of Mancelona

Location of the Village - First Settlers - Church and Miscellaneous Societies - Schools - The Village Paper - Furnaceville - Biographical

Chapter XLI
Village of Bellaire
The County Seat - Location of the Village - Early History - Mound Park - Religious Activities - The Bellaire Breeze - Personal History

Chapter XLII
Direction of General Settlement - Village of Alba - Personal Mention - Population - Postoffices - Agricultural Society - Judicial Circuit - Ke-way-din - Biographical


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