Antrim

 

In 1840, the county was first established as Meegisee County.  The county was renamed Antrim in 1843 after the county in Ireland.  The first non-Native American settlement was established by Abram S. Wadsworth at Elk Rapids in 1846.  Bellaire became the county seat in 1883.

There are fifteen townships in Antrim County: Banks, Central Lake, Chestonia, Custer, Echo, Elk Rapids, Forest Home, Helena, Jordan, Kearney, Mancelona, Milton, Star, Torch Lake, and Warner.

Selected general works
Mancelona Area Historical Society.
First hand account of life in Mancelona in the 20th century. 2002.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F574 .M35 F57

Miller, Pricilla.
Reflections at the Water’s Edge. 2008.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F574 .A43 M466 2008

Ruggles, Glenn.
Elk Rapids The First Hundred Years, 1850-1950. 2007.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F574 .E38 R84 2007

Timmer, Elsie.
Gleanings from Ellsworth’s Yesteryears. 1971.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F574 .E4 T5 1971

Torch Lake News Letter.
Antrim County Michigan 1840-1940. 1940
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.A5 A58 1940

Selected newspapers
Bellaire.
ANTRIM COUNTY NEWS
1947-1965, 1987-1997
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

BELLAIRE INDEPENDENT
1895-1919
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Central Lake.
CENTRAL LAKE TORCH
1896-1966
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Elk Rapids.
TRAVERSE BAY PROGRESS/ELK RAPIDS PROGRESS
1877-1966, 1979-1981
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Mancelona.
MANCELONA HERALD
1884-1964
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Selected plats, maps, and atlases
Botsford, H. L.
Map of Antrim County, Michigan 1941.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN FLAT FILE 2N  Undersize G4113.A7 1941 .B6

Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Standard atlas of Antrim 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. 1910.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM 2S  F566 .C67 1973 r.13 no.22  r.13

Pond, Seymour E.
The official atlas and directory of Antrim County, Michigan. 1897.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM 2S  F566 .C67 1973 r.13 no.23  r.13

W. W. Hixson & Co.
Plat Book of Antrim County, Michigan. 1930.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  G1413.A7 H5z 1930

Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions
Antrim County News.
Nonagenarian obituaries, Antrim County, Michigan. 1998.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.A5 N66 1998

Burke, Dolores Redmon.
Deaths of Mancelona Village. 1980.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F574.M35 B88 1980

Everett, Nora Brewer.
Vital records, Antrim County, Michigan. 1932.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.A5 E87 1932a

Maars, Donna M.
Antrim County, Michigan headstones. 1999.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.A5 A584 1999

Thiel, J. Homer.
Early deaths, 1845-1870, in the Grand Traverse region: Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau Counties, Michigan. 2015.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.A5 T45 2015 

Selected government publications
Botsford, H. L.
Map of Antrim County, Michigan. 1941.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN FLAT FILE 2N  Undersize G4113.A7 1941 .B6

Economic profile of Antrim County. 1977.
LIB OF MICH - MICH DOCS 2S  HC107.M5 A1 Antrim  1977 c.3

Michigan. Land Economic Survey Division.
Soil and lay of the land map of Antrim County. 1923.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS FLAT FILE 2N  G4113.A7J3 1923 .M5 c.2

Michigan. Land Economic Survey Division.
Cover map of Antrim County. 1923.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS FLAT FILE 2N  G4113.A7D2 1923 .M5 c.2

Wisler, Chester Owen.
Report on water resources of Antrim County. 1924.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL  TC147 .W321 1924

 

Updated 09/12/2018