Crawford

Crawford County was originally called Shawono when established in 1840.  By 1843, the county was renamed to Crawford after Col. William Crawford, a Revolutionary War figure.  For a moment, the unorganized county found parts of itself attached to other counties such as Kalkaska County. Crawford County consists of six townships.  They are Beaver Creek, Frederic, Grayling, Lovells, Maple Forest, and South Branch.  Grayling, Frederic, Waters, and the ghost town Pere Cheney are some of the communities in Crawford County. 

Selected general works

Bovee, Fay C.
The land of Shop-Nee-Gaunse. 1962.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.C9 B69 1962

Frederic Historical Society.
Frederic Michigan centennial, 1877-1977. 1977.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F574.F737 F73 1977

The Grayling Area Centennial Committee.
The First hundred years: an introduction to the history of the Grayling area. 1972.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F574.G739 F5 1972

Hemmingsen, Margrethe.
Memories of Grayling. 1939.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F574.G739 H4 1939

Souders, Harry, Mrs.
Grayling and Crawford County history and miscellanea. 1971.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.C9 S685 1971

Selected newspapers

GRAYLING.
Crawford avalanche. 1879-1913.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

GRAYLING.
Crawford County avalanche. 1969-1983.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

GRAYLING.
The Grayling news. 1895-1898.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

GRAYLING.
Northern Democrat. 1891-1895.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Selected plats, maps, and atlases

Boyd, Gregory A.
Family maps of Crawford County, Michigan: with homesteads, roads, waterways, towns, cemeteries, railroads, and more. 2009.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.C9 B693 2009

Crawford County Road Commission (Mich.).
Official county road map of Crawford County, Michigan. 1961.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN FLAT FILE 2N  Undersize G4113.C9E63 1961 .C7

Rockford Map Publishers.
Plat book with index to owners, Crawford County, Michigan. 1965.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  G 1413 .C9 R62  1965

W.W. Hixson & Co.
Plat book of Crawford County, Michigan. 1930.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  G 1413 .C9 H5 1930

Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

Crawford County, Michigan, cemetery records. 1900?.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.C9 C9 1900z

A Few facts about Crawford County, Michigan. 1930s?
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM 2S  F572.C9 F4 1952

Humphrys, C. R.
Land use criteria for Crawford County, Michigan. 1941.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  HD 211 .M5 H8 1941

St. Mary Catholic Church.
Directory. 2000.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  BX4603.G74 S3  2000

Selected government publications

Elowski, Ronald C.
Crawford County bedrock geology. 2000.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS FLAT FILE 2N  G4113.C9C5 2000 .E46a c.2

Michigan Department of Commerce.
Economic profile of Crawford County. 1975.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL  HC107.M5 A1 Crawford

Michigan Department of History, Arts, and Libraries.
Crawford County state census for 1884 and 1894. 1900.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM 2S  F572.C9 C73 1900z

Michigan Economic Development Department.
Crawford County: agricultural supplement to economic data sheets. 1962.
LIB OF MICH - MICH DOCS 2S  HC107.M52 C733  1962:Mar. c.3

Northeast Michigan Council of Governments.
Community profile: Grayling. 1986.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL  HC108.G739 C66 1986

Updated 10/31/2018.