Monroe

Monroe County was created from part of Wayne County, 14 July 1817 (Terr. Papers U.S. 10: 729). It contained part of the disputed strip of land claimed by Ohio. Over the next 20 years, it both lost and gained territory to Lenawee and Washtenaw counties. The border land dispute was settled in 1836, which resulted in a final loss of terrain to Ohio (5 Stat. 49 and 5 Stat. 144). The County was named for President James Monroe (1758-1831), fifth President of the United States.

Selected general works

Citizens Historical Association.
Sketches of Monroe County, Michigan, Residents. 1960.
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King, Jason, 1922-1975.
Notes on Civil War Veterans of Monroe County. 1979.
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Poupard, Marcel E.
Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Monroe and Monroe County, Michigan for the Years 1930 thru 1939 and Didn’t Want to Ask! 2008.
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Bulkley, John McClelland, 1840-1914.
History of Monroe County, Michigan: A Narrative Account… 1913.
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Bidlack, Russell E. (Russell Eugene) 1920-2003.
The Yankee Meets the Frenchman: River Raisin, 1817-1830. 1965.
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Selected newspapers

Petersburg.
The Petersburgh Sun. 1891-1910.
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Dundee.
Dundee Reporter. 1879-1970.
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Carleton.
The Carleton Messenger. 1938-1984.
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Monroe.
Monroe News-Courier. 1915-1918.
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Monroe.
The Monroe Evening News. 1918-2013.
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Selected plats, maps, and atlases

Geil and Jones.
Map of Monroe Co., Michigan. 1859.
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Bartlett, S.M. 
County Atlas of Monroe, Michigan. 1876.
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Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Standard Atlas of Monroe County, Michigan. 1896.
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Peck, Paul R.
Landsmen of Monroe County: An Atlas and Plat of First Landowners of Monroe County, Michigan. 1984. 
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Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

State Archives of Michigan.
Monroe County, Michigan Surname Index: Naturalization, 1852-1970. 1991.
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Monroe County Historical Commission.
The History of Cemeteries and Family Burial Plots in Monroe County, Michigan, 1795-2002. 2002.
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Eby, David L.
Call Out Our Names: A Biographical Tribute to the Men of Monroe County Who Lost Their Lives While Serving Their Country During the Korean War, 1950-1953. 2002.
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Muszynski, Dan.
Libers A, B & C, Register of Deeds Office, Monroe County, Michigan: March 21, 1806 to May 21, 1818. 1992.
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Muszynski, Shirley.
Wills Recorded in Deed Books in Monroe County, Michigan: With Index. 1995.
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Selected government publications

United States Department of Agriculture. Soil Conservation Service.
Soil Survey of Monroe County, Michigan. 1981.
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Michigan. Department of Treasury.
Examination of the Accounts and Records of Monroe County for the Year… 1950-1972.
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Monroe County Historical Commission.
Legacy of the River Raisin: The Historical Buildings of Monroe County, Michigan. 1976.
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Monroe County Historical Commission.
An Historical and Archaeological Investigation of the River Raisin Battle Site of 1813. 1977.
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United States. Congress. House. Committee on Resources.
River Raisin National Battlefield Study Act: Report to Accompany H.R. 5132. 2006.
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Updated March 2018