Huron

Huron County was originally attached to neighboring Sanilac and Tuscola counties. It was created by Michigan law on April 1, 1840 and was fully organized by an Act of Legislature on January 25, 1859.  Sand Beach (now Harbor Beach) was the county seat until 1865, when the court house burned with nearly all the records. The county seat was moved to Port Austin and remained there until 1873. That year the Board of Supervisors designated Bad Axe as the county seat.

Huron County is bordered by Sanilac and Tuscola counties on the south.  Bad Axe is the county seat.

Selected general works

McDonald, David A.
Celebrating 150 years : Huron County, Michigan, 1859-2009. 2009.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.H9 M33 2009

Gillingham, Ida Reeves.
History of Huron County. 1969.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.H9 G54 1969

Chapman Brothers, Chicago.
Portrait and biographical album of Huron County, Michigan. 1884.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.H9 P67 1976

Gwinn, Florence McKinnon.
Pioneer history of Huron County, Michigan. 1922.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.H9 G85 1922

Burley, Dale L.
Tales of the pioneers. 1985.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F 572 .H9 B8 1985

Selected newspapers

Bad Axe.
Huron County Tribune. 1906-1920, 1922-1945, 1922-1945.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Bad Axe.
Huron News. 1932-1934, 1936-1950.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Harbor Beach.
Harbor Beach Times. 1899-1948, 1950-1998 .
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Port Austin.
Huron County News. 1867-1876.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Port Austin.
Huron County News. 1876-1887.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Selected plats, maps, and atlases

E.R. Cookingham, Publisher.
Atlas of Huron County, Michigan : containing maps of every township in the County, with village and city plats. 1890.
LIB OF MICH RARE MICH 4N  Folio G 1413 .H8 C58 1890

W.W. Hixson & Co..
Plat book of Huron County, Michigan. 1930.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  G 1413 .H8 H5 1930

Case, Galen W..
Huron Co., Michigan. 1955.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN FLAT FILE 2N  Undersize G4113.H8P2 1955 .H87

DMB Graphic Arts.
Michigan's thumb : travel and recreation guide. 1985.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN FLAT FILE 2N  G4113.H8 1985 .D5

Beers, F. W..
Topographical map of Huron Co., Michigan. Date unknown.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN FLAT FILE 2N Undersize G4113.H8 1875 .B44a

Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

Cherry, Katherine L..
Index of names for Portrait and biographical album of Huron County, published by Chapman Brothers, 1884. between 1900 and 1999.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.H9 P67 1884, Index

Monteith, Ruth Marian Robbins.
1850 census, Huron County, Mason County, Midland County, Newaygo County, Oceana County, Tuscola County, Michigan. between 1900 and 1999.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM 2S  F572.H9 M6 1850

Gemmill, Doroth Liberty.
Pioneer families of eastern Huron County, Michigan. 1991.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.H9 B85 1985 Index

Huron County, Michigan surname index : probate, 1865-1886. 1991.
LIB OF MICH - MICH DOCS 2S F572.H9 H83 1991

Smolarek, John C.
Huron County cemeteries. 1988.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.H9 S66 1988

Selected government publications

Michigan. Department of Conservation.
Huron County. 1965.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL FLAT FILE Undersize G4113.H8E63 1965 .M53

Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Surface Water Quality Division.
A Biological survey of Willow Creek, Huron County, Michigan, May 9 and June 5, 1991. 1992.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL  TD224.M5 S8-91/086

Huron County (Mich.).
Examination of the records and accounts of Huron County for the calendar year of ....1955-1972.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL  HJ9259.H87 E93

Sweat, M. J..
Hydrogeology of Huron County, Michigan. 1992.
LIB OF MICH US DOCS 4S  I 19.42/4:91-4133

United States. Office of Economic Opportunity. Information Center.
Community profile, Huron County, Michigan. 1967.
LIB OF MICH US DOCS 4S  PrEx 10.9/5:H 94

Updated 11/21/2018