Ionia

Ionia County was founded March 2, 1831.  As of the 2010 census, the population was 63,905. The county seat is Ionia.

Ionia County is bordered by Montcalm, Gratiot, Clinton, Eaton, Barry and Kent Counties.

Selected general works

Branch, Elam E.
History of Ionia County, Michigan: her people, industries and institutions, with biographical sketches of representative citizens, and genealogical records of many of the old families. 1916.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.I6 B73 1916

Ionia Chamber of Commerce.
Master survey: city of Ionia and Ionia County, Michigan. 1941.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F574.I6 M383

McCord, David.
Ionia Free Fair centennial, 1915-2015: 100 years of memories. 2016.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  S555.M52 I655 2016

McCord, David M.
The journey of the Dexter Colony 1833. Publication Year.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F574.I6 M33 2010

Schenck, John S.
History of Ionia and Montcalm counties, Michigan: with illustrations and biographical sketches of their prominent men and pioneers. 2002.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.I6 S3 2002

Selected newspapers

Ionia.
Ionia daily sentinel. 1879-1883 and 1906-1919.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Ionia.
The Ionia standard. 1875-1898, 1902-1911 and 1913-1918.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Ionia.
The Ionia sentinel-standard. 1921-1981.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Ionia.
Sentinel-standard. 1981-1992.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Lake Odessa.
Lake Odessa times. 1903-1908, 1889, 1891-1895, 1898-1908, 1943-1949, and 1925-1943.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Selected plats, maps, and atlases

Boyd, Gregory A.
Family maps of Ionia County, Michigan: with homesteads, roads, waterways, towns, cemeteries, railroads, and more. 2007.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.I6 F36 2007

Beers, F. W.
Atlas of Ionia Co., Michigan: from recent and actual surveys and records. 1875.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  Oversize G1413.I5 B42 1875

U.S. Geological Survey.
Michigan Ionia quadrangle. 1918.
LIB OF MICH RARE MICH MAPS 4N  Undersize G4114.I4 1916 .G4 1918

Farm & Home Publishers.
2005 Ionia County Michigan land atlas & plat book. 2005.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  G1413.I5 G46 F37 2005

U.S. Census Bureau.
P.L. 94-171 county block map (Census 2000). ST: Michigan (26). COU: Ionia (067). 2000.
LIB OF MICH US DOCS FLAT FILE 2N  C 3.62/9:26067/2000x

Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

Libby, Louise Miller.
Marriage records, Ionia County, Michigan, 1837-1867. 1956.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.I6 L522 1956

Ionia County Genealogical Society.
Index to the history of Ionia and Montcalm Counties, Michigan. 2003.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.I6 Index 2003

Dunn, Betsi
Index of persons buried in cemeteries in Ionia County, Michigan. 1978.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F 572 .I6 D8 1978

Waite, John R.
Early records of Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan: 1836-1887. Volume 1. 1997.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F574.O35 W35 1997

Ionia County Genealogical Society.
A collection of memories: personal stories from the World War II veterans of Ionia County. 2008.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.I6 C75 2008

Selected government publications

United States Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service.
1982 resource inventory, Ionia County, Michigan. 1982.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N S599.M5 I55 1982

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service.
Important farmlands, Ionia County, Michigan. 1981.
LIB OF MICH US DOCS FLAT FILE 2N  A 57.69:IO 6

Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Flood insurance study: city of Portland, Michigan, Ionia County. 1983.
LIB OF MICH US DOCS MICROFICHE 2N  FEM 1.209:260574

Michigan Public Health Institute.
Ionia County community health profile. 1995.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL  RA407.4.M5 I46 1995

Extension Home Economics, Cooperative Extension Service, Michigan State University.
A profile of families and households in Ionia County. 1992.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.I6 P76 1992

Updated 11/21/2018