Marquette

Marquette County area was set off and attached to Chippewa County in 1843.  With boundary changes it was attached to Houghton County in 1846 and organized in its own right in 1851.  It was named for Father Jacque Marquette, a Jesuit missionary who was an early visitor to the area.   It is the largest county in Michigan measured by land area.

The city of Marquette is the county seat.  Adjacent counties are Alger, Delta, Menominee, Dickinson, Iron and Baraga.

Selected general works

Biographical record; this volume contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of Houghton, Baraga and Marquette Counties, Michigan 1903
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.H8 B6 1903

Dobson, Robert D.
The Plank Road and the First Railroad: from Marquette, Michigan, to Negaunee and Ishpeming, 2007
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N TE 245.D638 2007

Lyman, Barbara
The Mirrored Wall: the Story of Iron Ore in Negaunee-Ishpeming, 1973
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.M33 L9z 1973

Rankin, Ernest H
A Brief History of the Marquette Iron Range: Marquette, Michigan, 1966
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.M33 R34 1966

Rydholm, C. Fred
Superior Heartland: a Backwoods History, 1989 2 vols
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F612.S9 R93 1989

Selected newspapers

Marquette
Daily Mining Journal
June 2, 1884-Aug. 31, 1946
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Marquette
The Mining Journal
Sept. 3, 1946-present
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Negaunee
Negaunee Iron Herald
1884-1968 [some years missing]
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Ishpeming
Iron Ore
Sept 18, 1886-March 3, 1951
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Selected plats, maps, and atlases

W.W. Hixson & Co.
Plat book of Marquette County, Michigan [1930?]
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   G 1413 .M33 H5 1930

Rockford Map Publishers, title varies
Atlas & plat book, Marquette County, Michigan:  1962, 1966, 1973, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1984, 1987…2001
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   G 1413 .M33 R63

Michigan. Marquette County Road Commissioners
Map of Marquette County, Michigan 1971
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN FLAT FILE 2N  G4113.M33 1971 .M3

Selected records, indexes, and transcripts

Michigan census, 1850: counties of Houghton, Marquette, Michillimackenac [sic], Schoolcraft, Ontonagon, abstracted and typed by Ruth Robbins Monteith. 1956
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM 2S  F572.A3 M66 1956

Genealogical Resources of Marquette County, Michigan. 1992
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F 572 .M33 G4 1992

Marquette County (Marquette) [no.52 of the Inventory of the county archives of Michigan] 1940
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM 2S  CD 3307.M33 M37 1940

Kirkwood, Joyce
First land owners of Marquette County, Michigan, 1991
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F 572 .M33 K5 1991

Vital records, Marquette County, Michigan, D.A.R., Marquette County marriages, 1850-1866, [1932]
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F 572 .M33 V58 1932 and Microfilm 2S F572.M33 V58 1932a

Selected government publications

Michigan. Department of Auditor General. Title varies
Examination of the books and records of Marquette County for the calendar year of ....
1950, 1953-56, 1958-61, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970 and 1973-74.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL HJ9259.M37 E93

Michigan Department of Commerce.
Profile of Marquette County, Michigan. 1988-1992 (incomplete).
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL  HC107.M5 A1 Marquette

Updated 11/29/2018