Gladwin

Gladwin County is named for Major General Henry Gladwin, the British commander at the 1763 Siege of Detroit.  Territory identified as Gladwin County was laid off in 1831, but not organized until 1875, with judicial and municipal control handled by neighboring Saginaw and Midland counties in the intervening years.   Home to members of the Sauk, Ojibway and Menominee tribes, the first European settler did not arrive until 1861.

There are 15 townships and two cities in the county.  Gladwin, the county seat, was originally known as Cedar, and incorporated in 1893. Surrounding counties include Ogemaw, Arenac, Bay, Midland, Clare and Roscommon.

Selected general works

Frei, Robert W.
Beaverton: a century in the making, a centennial history of Beaverton, Michigan. 2003.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F 574 .B374 F73 2003

Humphrys, C. R.
Gladwin County lake inventory. 1962.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  Folio GB 1625 .M5 G53 1962

Rogers, Richard L.
The natural community lines of Gladwin County, Michigan. 1940.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  LB 2817.4 .M5 R64 1940

Sigsby, Rick.
Gladwin County. 2008.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F 572 .G38 S54 2008

Nelson, John Frederick.
A frontier tale of Dolph and Dale. 1971.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F 572 .G38 N4 1971

Ritchie, Bernice Walker.
Gladwin County First Settler Centennial, 1861-1961 : a history of Gladwin County, Michigan. 1961.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F 572 .G38 R5z

Selected newspapers

Gladwin.
The Gladwin County record and Beaverton clarion. 1934-1959, 1987-1991.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Beaverton.
Beaverton clarion/The Gladwin County record and Beaverton clarion. 1895-1916, 1934-1991.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Cedar.
Gladwin County record. 1878-1934.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Gladwin.
Gladwin enterprise. 1897-1899.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Gladwin.
The Gladwin leader/Democrat. 1890-1892.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Selected plats, maps, and atlases

Rockford Map Publishers.
Atlas & plat book, Gladwin County, Michigan. 1959-2000 (various years).
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  G 1413 .G5 R63

W.W. Hixson & Co.
Plat book of Gladwin County, Michigan. 1930.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  G 1413 .G6 H5 1930

Universal Map Group.
Michigan's Saginaw Valley. 2008.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN FLAT FILE 2N  G 4112 .S23P2 2008 .U5

Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Standard atlas of Gladwin County, Michigan: including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county ... patrons directory, reference business directory .... 1906.
LIB OF MICH RARE MICH 4N  Folio G 1413 .G5 G46 1906  

Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

Gladwin County Library
Index to the Gladwin County Record : obituaries and death notices, 1878 to 1990. 1994.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F 572 .G38 I5 1994

Haigh, Ellen Rambo.
Billings Township Cemetery (Free Will Baptist Cemetery) records, Gladwin County, Michigan. 1973.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F 572 .G38 H3z

LaChance, Carol.
Gladwin County naturalization records, surname index. 1992.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F 572 .G38 L3 1992

Gladwin County Library.
Index to the Standard atlas of Gladwin County, Michigan, 1906. 1995.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  G 1413 .G5 S8 1906 Index

St. John’s Lutheran Church
Directory of St. John's Lutheran Church & Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. 1985.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  BX8076.G53 S3

Selected government publications

Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources.
Gladwin County. 1969.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL FLAT FILE  Undersize G4113.G5E63 1969 .M53

Michigan State Highway Commission.
Highway and recreational information map. Gladwin County. 1974.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS FLAT FILE 2N  Undersize G 4113.G5 1974 .M53

Gladwin County.
Directories. 1963-1978.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  JS 3 .M52 G55z

Updated 11/9/2018