Houghton

Houghton was originally created from Marquette and Ontonagon Counties (then attached to Chippewa), 19 Mar 1845; fully organized 18 May 1846. 1846 PA 157. At one point, Isle Royale was part of the county “for judicial purposes” but was unattached in 1897, 1897 PA 65. Houghton County was named for Douglass Houghton (1809-1845), first State of Michigan geologist, physician, and Mayor of Detroit 1842-43.

Selected general works

Taylor, Richard E.
Houghton County 1870-1920. 2006.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .H8 T39 2006

Molloy, Lawrence J.
Italian Hall—the Witnesses Speak. 2004.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F574 .C2 M65 2004

Robinson, Orrin W.  1834-1925.
Early Days of the Lake Superior Copper Country. 1934.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .S9 R6 1938

Niemi, Clemens.
Americanization of the Finnish People in Houghton County, Michigan. 1921.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .H8 N5 1921

Maki, Wilbert B.
Reminiscences of the Streetcar (1900-1932). 1992.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N HE 5425 .M5 M3 1992

Selected general works

Houghton.
Daily Mining Gazette. 1858-.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Calumet.
Copper Country Evening News. 1896-1907.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Hancock.
Tyomies. 1909-1914. [Finnish Language]
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Selected plats, maps, and atlases

Houghton County 4-H Council.
Land Atlas & Plat Book, Houghton County, Michigan. 1981,1985.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N G1413 .H6 R645z

Michigan. Geological Survey.
Atlas Accompanying Reports on Upper Peninsula, 1869-1873. 1873.
LIB OF MICH RARE MICH 4N Folio QE125 .A12 1873

Geological Survey (U.S.).
Michigan, Calumet Special Map. 1911.
LIB OF MICH RARE MICH MAPS 4N Undersize G4114 .C22C2 1911 .G4

W.W. Hixson & Co.
Plat Book of Houghton County, Michigan. 1930.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N G1413 .H6 H5 1930

Houghton-Keweenaw 4-H Club Council (Mich.)
Farm Plat Book, Houghton County, Michigan. 1958.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N G1413 .H6 R645

Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

Houghton County (Mich.) Mine Inspector.
Mine Inspector’s Report for Houghton County, Michigan. 1893-1937.
LIB OF MICH RARE MICH 4N TN 272 .H68z

Biographical Record, Houghton, Baraga and Marquette Counties. 1903.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN MICROFICHE 2S LH 4951

Michigan. Bureau of Tuberculosis Control.
Copper Country Sanatorium Survey. 1948.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL RC309 .M5 C67 1948

Michigan. Department of Auditor General.
Examination of the Records and Accounts of Houghton County for the Calendar Year of...  1954-1970.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL HJ9259 .H68 E93

Germain, P.
Lest We Forget: Copper Country Tombstones. 1987.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .H8 G47 1987

Selected government publications

Michigan. Geological Survey.
Annual Report of the State Geologist of the State of Michigan. 1839-.
LIB OF MICH RARE MICH 4N QE125 .M533

Michigan. Department of Commerce.
Economic Profile of Houghton County, Michigan.  1975-1993.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL HC 107 .M5 A1 HOUGHTON

United States Department of Agriculture. Soil Conservation Service.
Soil Survey of Houghton County Area, Michigan. 1991.
LIB OF MICH US DOCS 4S A 57.38:H 81/4

United States. Department of Defense. 
Report on the Michigan Copper Country. 1958.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .A15 R4z

U.S. Lake Survey.
Portage Lake and River with Part of Keweenaw Bay. 1898.
LIB OF MICH RARE MICH MAPS 4N G4112 .P72 1898 .U5

Updated 11/21/2018