Alger

Alger County area was organized in 1885 after being set off from Schoolcraft County.  It was named for lumber baron and former U.S. Senator and Governor of Michigan, Alexander Alger.

Its county seat is Munising. Adjacent counties are Luce, Delta, Marquette and Schoolcraft.

Selected general works
Symon, Charles A., ed.
Alger County: a centennial history, 1885-1985 1986
LIB OF MICHIGAN 2N F572.A25 A43 1986

Parlin, John
Harvesting the wilderness: the Tyoga Lumber Company and Onota Township; a microcosm of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan 2011
LIB OF MICHIGAN 2N HD9757.M53 P37 2011

Symon, Charles A., ed.
Who were those people?: the ethnic beginnings of Alger County, Michigan 1982
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.A25 W47 1982

Alger County (Munising) / prepared by the Michigan Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N CD3307.A25 A434 1941

Lindquist, Fred
They came to Laughing Whitefish: a pioneer's account of early settlement in northwest Alger County 1978
LIB OF MICHIGAN 2N F572.A25 L55z

Selected newspapers
Munising
Evening News   1898-99, 1901, 1904-39, 1986-91
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Grand Marais
Grand Marais Gazette 1994-2004
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Selected plats, maps, and atlases
Rockford Map Publishers
Atlas & plat book, Alger County, Michigan, [title varies] 1974, 1977, 1982
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  G1413.A4 R65

Alger County Road Commission
Map of Alger County, Michigan, 1957
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN FLAT FILE 2N  G4113.A4 1957 .A544

W.W. Hixson & Co.
Plat book of Alger County, Michigan. [1930?].
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  G 1413.A4 H5 1930

Michigan. State Highway Commission.
Alger County. 1969.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN MICH DOCS OFFICIAL FLAT FILE 3S Undersize G4113.A4 1969 M53  2 sheets

Selected Records
Alger County (Munising) [no.2 of the Inventory of the County Archives of Michigan series] 1941
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  CD 3307.A25 A434 1941

Reeve, Gladys Moore
Alger County, Michigan cemetery records. 1981
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN F572.A25 R44 1981

Selected Documents
Michigan. Department of Auditor General.
Examination of the books and records of Alger County for the calendar year of ...
1950, 1952-53.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL HJ9259.A44 E93 1950-53 incomplete

Michigan Department of Commerce.
Profile of Alger County, Michigan.
1988-1992 (incomplete).
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS HC107.M5 A1 Alger

Updated 10/12/2018