Montcalm

Montcalm County located in the West Michigan region of the Lower Peninsula. The county seat is Stanton, and the largest city is Greenville. The county is named for General Marquis Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, military commander of French troops during the French and Indian War. The county was set off in 1831 and organized in 1850.  As of the 2010 census, the population was 63,342.  Part of the Manistee National Forest is located in Montcalm County.  Montcalm County is part of the Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Montcalm County is bordered by Isabella County, Mecosta County, Gratiot County, Newaygo County, Ionia County, Kent County and Clinton County.

Selected general works

Schenck, John S.
History of Ionia and Montcalm counties, Michigan: with illustrations and biographical sketches of their prominent men and pioneers. 1881, 2002?.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F 572.I6 S3 2002

Delp, William J.
The patriots: Montcalm County, Michigan men who were in the Civil War, 1861-1865. 1990.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F 572 .M8 D45 1990

Dasef, John W.
History of Montcalm County, Michigan : its 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.M8 D38z

Rasmussen, August.
Pioneer life in the big Dane settlement. 1902.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F574.G748 R33 1902

Augustine, Robertson M.
Indians, saw mills, and Danes : the early history of the Flat River area of Michigan. 1971.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.M8 A834 1971

Selected newspapers

Carson City.
Carson City Gazette. 1888-1965.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Greenville.
Greenville Independent. 1858-1859, 1861-1867 and 1877-1924.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Howard City.
Howard City Record. 1886-1952.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Lakeview.
Lakeview Enterprise. 1894-1903, 1905-1982.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Stanton.
Stanton Weekly Clipper. 1880-1894 and 1896-1913.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Selected plats, maps, and atlases

Beers, F. W.
Map of Montcalm Co., Michigan. 1875.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN FLAT FILE 2N Undersize G4113.M7G46 1875 .B44a

Rand McNally and Company.
Rand, McNally & Co.'s new Sectional map of Michigan ... : showing the upper and lower peninsula on a liberal scale. 1885.
LIB OF MICH RARE MICH 4N  G4110 1885 .R36

Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Standard atlas of Montcalm County, Michigan : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county ... patrons directory, reference business directory and departments devoted to general information. 1921.
LIB OF MICH RARE MICH 4N  Folio G1413.M7 G94 1921

Michigan. Institute for Fisheries Research.
Lake inventory map. Crystal Lake. 1948.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL FLAT FILE  Undersize G4112.C824 1948 .M53

Michigan. Department of Conservation.
Montcalm County. 1966.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL FLAT FILE  Undersize G4113.M7E63 1966 .M53 

Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

Sherwood, John, Mrs.
Index of persons in Montcalm County mentioned in the History of Ionia and Montcalm counties, Michigan, by J.S. Schenck, 1881. 1954.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F 572 .I6 S3 Index 2

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

Registration record, being register of electors for the city of Greenville, county of Montcalm, State of Michigan (1896-1916). 1980.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM 2S  F574.G748 R3 1980

Brown-Teman Funeral Home.
Brown-Teman Funeral Home records. 1980.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM 2S  F574.G748 G7 1980

Reeve, Gladys Moore.
Montcalm County, Michigan cemetery transcriptions. 1980.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F574.H677 R4 1980

Selected government publications

Office of the Auditor General.
Audit report: Carson City Temporary and Regional Correctional Facilities, 1987/89.
LIB OF MICH - MICH DOCS 2S HV8342.M5 M5393  1987/89

Industry supplement. Montcalm County data sheet: business establishments, 1962, by industry division and comparison with 1959. 1964.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL  HC105.M5 M8 1964

Michigan Department of Commerce.
Profile of Montcalm County, Michigan. 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1992.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL  HC107.M5 A1 Montcalm

Michigan Jobs Commission.
Economic profile. Montcalm. 1996.
LIB OF MICH - MICH DOCS 2S HC107.M5 A1 Montcalm

Attitudes and opinions of voters toward the Tri County Area Schools: a public opinion survey of registered voters. 1988.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL  L163.M63 A88 1988

Updated 11/29/2018