Mason

The area known originally as “Notipekago” or “Not-a-pe-ka-gon,” was renamed Mason in 1843 for Michigan’s young governor, Stephens T. Mason. It was formally organized in 1855 by PA 171. “Air Conditioned by Nature,” the area is home to Lake Michigan shoreline, car ferries, beautiful state parks, and renowned fishing opportunities.

Selected general works

 Anderson, Russell Francis
Historic Not-a-pe-ka-gon: an individualized history of Mason County, Michigan. 1933.
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Anderson, William M.
The Ludington Mariners: minor league baseball in a maritime community. 1992.
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Hawley Rose D.
The Old House remembers. 1968.
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Mason County Historical Society.
Mason County pictorial history. 1987.
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Newkirk, Connie
By river and rail: a tour of Mason County settlements. 1988.
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Selected newspapers

Freesoil.
Mason County star. 1915-1918.
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Ludington.
The Ludington daily news. 1913-1918.
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Ludington.
Ludington record-appeal. 1901-1913.
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Scottville.
Mason County enterprise. 1918-1929.
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White Pine.
White-Pine record-appeal. 1985.
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Selected plats, maps, and atlases

Ludington Chamber of Commerce (Mich.).
Survey: Ludington, Michigan, 1956. 1956.
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Mitchell, J. A.
Map of the county of Mason, Michigan. 1897.
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Rockford Map Publishers.
Tri-annual atlas & plat book, Mason County, Michigan. 1966.
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W.W. Hixson & Co.
Plat book of Mason County, Michigan. 1930-1939.
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Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

Frandenburg-Kelley, Ruth Ann.
Index of Native American vital records: births, deaths, marriages, Mason County, Michigan. 1997.
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Mason County.
Directories. 1963-1985.
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Parkin, Nona
Mason County, Michigan, cemetery records. 1963.
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Symonds, Marilyn Hawley.
Transcript and index of the 1890 special census of surviving soldiers, etc., of Mason County. 1965.
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Williams, E. Gray.
First land owners of Mason County, Michigan: internal boundary changes and township development. 1967.
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Selected government publications

Elowski, Ronald C.
Mason County bedrock geology. 2002.
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Mason County (Mich.). Board of Supervisors.
Official proceedings. 1954/55
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Michigan. Department of Economic Expansion. Research Division.
Industry supplement. Mason County data sheet: business establishments, 1962, by industry division and comparison with 1959. 1964.
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Michigan. Economic Development Department. Research Division.
Mason County: supplementary economic data sheet. 1958.
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United States. Federal Highway Administration.
Construction of proposed US-31 from the Oceana-Mason County line north to US-31/US-10: Summit, County, Michigan, federal project number F 2-5 (): administrative action, final environmental statement. 1975.
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Updated 11/29/2018