Midland

Initial organization was in 1850 but did not become official until 1855. The county seat is Midland, MI.  It’s name is derived from its proximity to the geographic center of the lower peninsula of the state.

Surrounding counties are Gladwin, Bay, Saginaw, Gratiot, Isabella and Clare.

Selected general works

Carlson, Bruce W.
Midland. 1973.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.M6 C3 1973

Portrait and biographical album of Midland County, Mich.: containing portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county .... 1884 and 1976 reprint
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.M6 P8 1976z

The Midland story : a century of progress. 1958.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM 2S F 566 .A665z reel 9

Yates, Dorothy Langdon.
Salt of the earth : a history of Midland County, Michigan.  1987.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.M6 Y3 1987

Berriman, Stanley J.
Upper Tittabawasee River boom towns. 1970.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.M6 B4 1970

Selected newspapers

Midland.
Midland Daily News. 1938- present.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Midland.
Midland Republican. 1881-1937.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Midland City.
Midland Sun. 1881-84; 1890-1927.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Selected plats, maps, and atlases

Rockford Map Publishers.
Atlas & plat book, Midland County, Michigan. [title varies] 1958, 1962, 1966, 1968, 1971, 1974, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985 1992, 1994, 1996
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  G 1413 .M5 R62

Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Standard atlas of Midland County, Michigan : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county .... 1914.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM 2S  F566 .C67 1973 r.58 no.182

W.W. Hixson & Co.
Plat book of Midland County, Michigan. 1930?
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  G 1413 .M5 H5 1930

Farm & Home Publishers.
2008 Midland County plat book. 2008.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   G1413.M5 G46 F3 2008 

Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

Midland County, Michigan, cemetery records : a complete listing of all known cemeteries, including sexton records. 1981.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.M6 M53z

Midland County, Michigan census records, 1850-1894 : a listing of all persons appearing on the official census rolls. 1984?.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.M6 M532z

Midland County, Michigan obituary index, 1951-1982. 2004.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.M6 M534 2004 2 vols

Obituary index, 1872-1927, for Midland County, Midland, Michigan. 1994
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F 572 .M6 O23 1994

Midland County state census, 1894. 1982.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM 2S  F572.M6 M535 1894

Selected government publications

Midland County (Mich).
Examination of the accounts and records of all funds of Midland County for the year ended ... [title varies]  1950, 1952-53, 1954, 1956-61, 1964, 1969,1971, 1974-76.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL  HJ9259.M53 E93

Profile of Midland County, Michigan. [title varies] 1975, 1977, 1986, 1988-90, 1992.
LIB OF MICH - MICH DOCS 2S  HC107.M5 A1 Midland

Midland County community health profile. 1995.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL  RA407.4.M5 M538 1995

Hutchison, Dennis E.
Soil survey of Midland County, Michigan. 1979 [ other editions by various authors available].
A 57.38:M 58/8 and LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N S599.M5 H87 1979

Updated11/29/2018