Leland
"Fishtown"

Leelanau County MI


View of Leland MI, Leelanau County, from the air

The town of Leland was organized by the board of supervisors at the October meeting in 1875. The territory was detached from Centerville and embraced the following described territory: Fractional Townships 80 and 81 north, of Range 12 west, except Unit part of Sections 25 and 36 of Town 80 north, of Range 12 west, lying on the outside of Carp Lake. The first town meeting was appointed at the store of S. Pickard in the village of Leland.

In 1853 Antoine Manseuand his son located at Carp River, near Leland, and in the fall of the same year John I. Miller came and located at Leland. They were followed by John E. Fisher, John Porter, H. S. Buckman, John Bryant, Sr. and Frederick Cook. Soon after came Dr. W. H. Walker, of Fond du Lac, George Ray, and a man from Ohio named Nutt. The three last named built a pier where the one owned by Charles Rosamon is now standing. For a few years, says Dr. Leach, many of the settlers in Leelanaw County endured great privations. An authentic incident will illustrate the extremity to which they were sometimes pushed, and the shifts they were obliged to make for the purpose of securing the necessaries of life.


Leland, MI (Drying fish nets) (1941) - Contributed by Paul Petosky



Leland, MI (Bird's Eye View from Round Top) (1911) - Contributed by Paul Petosky



Leland, MI Post Office Zip Code 49654 (1940s)
Contributed by Paul Petosky




Leland, MI (Jail) (1910) - Contributed by Paul Petosky



Leland, MI (Leland High School) (1960) - Contributed by Paul Petosky



Leland, MI 1940's - Contributed by Paul Petosky



Leland, MI - At The Pines 1910 - Contributed by Paul Petosky


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