Kalkaska

The first name of Kalkaska County, when the County was defined in 1840, was Wabassee.  By 1843, the name became Kalkaska. The first non-native settler was William Copeland.  He established his residence in Clearwater Township in 1855.  The township of Rapid River was the first section to be established.  In 1873, the village of Kalkaska was designated as the county seat. There are twelve townships in Kalkaska County: Bear Lake, Blue Lake, Boardman, Clearwater, Coldsprings, Excelsior, Garfield, Kalkaska, Oliver, Orange, Rapid River, and Springfield. The communities in Kalkaska County are the village of Kalkaska, Lodi (not to be confused with the one in Washtenaw County), Rapid City, and South Boardman. 

Selected general works

Cotton, Phebe E.
Excelsior Township, Kalkaska County, Michigan. 1968.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F574.E93 C6 1968

Cotton, Phebe E.
Orange Township, Kalkaska County, Michigan. 1971.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  Oversize F574.O7 C6 1971

Dunham, Betty J. (Betty Jane).
Oliver Township history, Kalkaska Co., Mich. 1985.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F574.O43 D9z

Guy, Leone LaCure.
Memories album of Rapid City. 1978.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F574.R365 G8 1978

Triplet, Dawn (edited by).
Big trout, black gold. 2002.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.K23 B54 2002

Selected newspapers

Kalkaska.
KALKASKA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. 1990-2011.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN PERIODICALS 2S  F572.K23 K343

Kalkaska.
THE KALKASKA LEADER. 1879-1911.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Kalkaska.
THE KALKASKIAN. 1892-1893, 1896-1910.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Kalkaska.
THE LEADER AND KALKASKIAN. 1923-1990.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Kalkaska.
THE PENNY STRETCHER. 1976.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM 2S  F566 .A665a reel 2

Selected plats, maps, and atlases

Cotton, Phebe E.
Historical atlas of Kalkaska County, Michigan. 1974.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.K23 C68 1974

Rockford Map Publishers.
Farm plat book with index to owners, Kalkaska County, Michigan. 1961.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  G 1413 .K3 R635  1961

Rockford Map Publishers.
Triennial atlas & plat book, Kalkaska County, Michigan. 1969.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  G 1413 .K3 R635  1969

W.W. Hixson & Co.
Plat book of Kalkaska County, Michigan. 1939.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  G 1413 .K3 H5 1930z

Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

Coon, Juanita Dean.
Kalkaska County area obituaries: as published in the Leader and Kalkaskian, January 1988 - December 1991 ; compiled by the year, each with its own index ... 1991.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.K23 C66 1991 c.2

Corwin, Nancy.
Land owners, Kalkaska County, Michigan. 1995.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F 572 .K23 C67 1995

Dunham, Betty J. (Betty Jane).
Kalkaska County area obituaries, 1950-1987 : as published in the Leader and Kalkaskian. 1988.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.K23 D86 1988 (v. 1 and v. 2)

Everett, Nora Brewer.
Kalkaska County, Michigan. 1953?.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.K23 E87 1933

Kalkaska Genealogical Society.
Kalkaska County, Michigan: 1912 Clearwater Twp. tax assessment roll. 1999.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.K23 K355 1999

Selected government publications

Elowski, Ronald C.
Kalkaska County bedrock topography. 2002?
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS FLAT FILE 2N  G4113.K3C5 2000 .E463a c.2

Michigan. Land Economic Survey Division.
Soil and lay of the land map of Kalkaska County. 1927.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS FLAT FILE 2N  G4113.K3J3 1927 .M53 c.2

NW MI Council of Governments.
Community profile : Kalkaska. 1986.
LIB OF MICH - MICH DOCS 2S  HC108.K355 C66 1986 c.2

Veatch, J.O.
Soil survey of Kalkaska County, Michigan. 1931.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  S599.M5 S6 1931 c.3

Updated 11/28/2018