Van Buren

Van Buren County lies in the Southwestern part of Michigan. It was first organized as a county in 1837. The city of Paw Paw was established as the county seat at this time.

Selected general works

D. W. Ensign & Co.
History of Berrien and Van Buren counties, Michigan: With ... biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers. 1880.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.B5 H6 1880

Van Buren County Historical Society.
A history of Van Buren County, Michigan, 1982: a narrative account of its progress, its people and its principal interests. 1983.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.V3 H58 1983

Lawton, George W.
Van Buren County: historical sketch of Van Buren County / by George W. Lawton of Lawton. 1880.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F 572.V3 L39 1880z

Meints, Graydon M.
A short history of railroads in Van Buren County / Graydon M. Meints. 1987.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  HE2771.M5 M44 1987

Van Buren Genealogical Society.
Van Buren County, Michigan: a pictorial history / compiled by Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society. 2003.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.V3 V364 2003

Selected newspapers

South Haven.
South Haven Daily Tribune. 1914-1969.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Bangor.
The Bangor reflector. 1875-1889.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

South Haven.
The Tribune-Messenger. 1903-1917.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Decatur.
Van Buren County Republican. 1867-1882.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Paw-Paw.
The courier leader. 1968-1991.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Selected plats, maps, and atlases

Lake, D.J.
Atlas of Van Buren County, Michigan: from actual surveys / by and under the directions of D.J. Lake. 1873.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM 2S  F566 .C67 1973 r.78 no.248

Boyd, Gregory A.
Family maps of Van Buren County, Michigan: with homesteads, roads, waterways, towns, cemeteries, railroads, and more / by Gregory A. Boyd. 2007.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.V3 F36 2007

Kace Publishing Company.
Illustrated atlas of Van Buren County, Michigan: compiled from official records and local inspections / by the Kace Publishing Company. 1895.
LIB OF MICH RARE MICH 4N  Folio G1413.V3 K3 1895

Geil & Jones.
Map of the counties of Cass, Van Buren and Berrien, Michigan / from special surveys & official records by Geil & Jones; engd. by Worley & Bracher ; R. Pearsall Smith map manufacturer.. Publication Year.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN FLAT FILE 2N  Undersize G4113.C3G46 1860.G45

Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

Glyndwr Resources.
A Finding aid to the items in Catherine Howland's A Scrapbook history of early Decatur, Michigan and vicinity, 1829-1976. 1990.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F574.D33 H69 Index

Corwin, Nancy.
Index to the 1873 Van Buren County Michigan plat map book (townships only) / compiled by Nancy Corwin. 1990.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  G 1413.V3 L3 1873 Index

Monteith, Ruth Marian Robbins.
Index, Portrait and biographical record, Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren counties, Michigan / abstracted & typed by Ruth Robbins Monteith. 1948.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.K2 P8 1892, Index

Castle, Amelia B.
Index to 1982 History of Van Buren Co., Michigan / indexed by Amelia B. Castle. Publication. 1998
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.V3 H58 1983 Index

Schram, L. B., Mrs.
Index to the History of Berrien and Van Buren counties, Michigan: which was published by D.W. Ensign in 1880 / index made by Mrs. L.B. Schram.1955.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.B5 H6 Index

Updated 12/03/2018