Leelanau

Set off as a county in 1840, Leelanau (Leelanaw) County was not fully organized until the passage of PA 48 in 1863. The origin of the name is said to have come from a term created by writer and geographer Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, who gave the name “Leelinau” to some Native American women in his stories.  Only 348 square miles in size, Leelanau features 100 miles of shoreline, 33 inland lakes and 5 islands, giving it the second-highest proportion of water area of any county in the United States.

Selected general works

Firestone, Kathleen Craker.
Swift as a vanishing dream. 2008.
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Lockwood, Charles.
Leelanau Indian Reserve. 1977.
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Scott, Ken.
Ice caves of Leelanau: a visual exploration. 2014.
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Sewall, Jodie.
Long distance love 1855-1870: 257 letters from a pioneer homestead. 2009.
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Siepker, Barbara.
Historic cottages of Glen Lake. 2008.
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Selected newspapers

Leland.
Leelanau enterprise and tribune. 1950-1966.
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Northport.
Leelanaw enterprise. 1880-1950.
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Provemont.
Provemont courier. 1915-1921.
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Suttons Bay.
Leelanau County times. 1947-1949.
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Suttons Bay.
Suttons Bay courier. 1921-1960.
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Selected plats, maps, and atlases

Hayes, E.L.
Atlas of Leelanau County, Michigan. 1881.
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Johnson, Kenneth G.
An aerial photographic study of the Glen Lake-Sleeping Bear Point area, Leelanau County, Michigan. 1957.
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Land Information Access Association.
Leelanau County, Michigan: land atlas, plat book, sportsman’s guide. 2007.
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Mapping Unlimited.
Navigation charts of the inland lakes and Lake Michigan shoreline of Leelanau County. 1969.
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Rockford Map Publishers.
Land atlas & plat book, Leelanau County, Michigan. 1978, 1981, 1983, 2017.
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Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

Empire United Methodist Church.
Directory of Empire United Methodist Church. 1992.
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Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society.
Cemeteries of Leelanau County Michigan. 2006.
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Michigan. Central Microfilm Services.
Leelanau County state census, 1884. 1979.
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Overmyer, Leonard G.
Forest Haven soldiers: the Civil War veterans of Glen Lake & surrounding Leelanau. 1999.
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Selected government publications

Citizens’ Council of the Sleeping Bear Dunes Area.
The bear is asleep, but the people are awake! 1962.
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Michigan. Department of Natural Resources, Geology Division.
Leelanau County bedrock geology. 2002.
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Corner, Richard A.
Landtype associations of the Leelanau and Grand Traverse Peninsula: subsection VII.5. 1999.
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Louis, William A.
An archaeological inventory and evaluation of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Leelanau and Benzie Counties, Michigan. 1976.
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Leelanau County Soil Conservation District.
Woodland suitability guide: Leelanau County, Michigan. 1979.
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Updated 11/29/2018