Delta

Delta County was created in 1843 (1843 PA 89), and so named because the original, triangular shape of the county recalled the Greek letter “delta.”  It was organized in 1861 (1863 PA 16). Modern day Delta County runs along the northern Lake Michigan shoreline, stretches almost down to Green Bay, Wisconsin, and is home to the historic iron smelting townsite of Fayette on the Garden Peninsula.

Selected general works

Elliott, Margaret Coppess.
Sketches of the early settlers of the Garden Peninsula of Delta County, Upper Michigan. [between 1900 and 1999].
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Garden Peninsula Historical Society.
Our heritage; Garden Peninsula, Delta County, Michigan 1840-1980. 1982.
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Lindquist, Charles.
Boats on the Bays de Noc, Delta County, Michigan: 1860s to the 1960s. 2009.
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Sawyer, Carl.
History of lumbering in Delta County. 1949.
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Standing, Naida.
Stories of the pioneers & Civil War veterans of Delta County, Michigan. 2001.
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Selected newspapers

Escanaba.
Escanaba tribune. 1869 -1877.
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Escanaba.
The iron port. 1893-1910 [incomplete].
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Escanaba.
Medborgaren. 1895 – 1920 (incomplete).
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Escanaba.
The Upper peninsula Sunday times. 1978 - 1980.
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Gladstone.
The Delta County Reporter. 1917-1918.
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Selected plats, maps, and atlases

CUPPAD Regional Commission.
Central Upper Peninsula: Coastal zone atlas. 1995.
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Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Standard atlas of Delta County, Michigan: including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the County. 1913.
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Marathon Map Service.
Plat book of Delta County, Michigan. 1943.
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Rockford Map Publishers.
Plat book with index to owners, Delta County, Michigan. 1962.
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Sanborn Map Company.
Insurance maps of Escanaba. 1913.
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Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

Daughters of the American Revolution. Michigan Society.
Vital records, Delta County, Michigan. 1933.
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Delta County Genealogical Society.
Cemetery records of Delta County, Michigan. 1998.
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Delta County Genealogical Society.
Name index, death records, Delta County, Michigan. 1983.
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Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District (Mich.).
Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District school directory. 1964/65, 1965/66, 1966/67.
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Elliott, Margaret Coppess.
1990 updated cemetery records of the Garden Peninsula of Delta County, Michigan. 1991.
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Selected government publications

Michigan Employment Security Commission, Financial and Management Services, Information and Reports Section.
Annual planning information report … Six County Consortium SDA: Alger, Delta, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee, Schoolcraft. 1995.
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Michigan Naturalization Record Indexes.
Naturalization records of the 25th Circuit Court for Delta County, 1866 – 1995. 2002.
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Michigan State Library.
Delta County/ Michigan Historical Records Survey. 1949.
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U.S. Census Bureau
P.L. 94-171 county block map (Census 2000). ST: Michigan (26). COU: Delta (041). 2000.
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United States. National Ocean Service
Airport obstruction chart, OC 5123, Delta County Airport, Escanaba, Michigan. 1991.
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Updated 11/9/2018