Charlevoix

When first set off in 1840 it was named Keskauko, which was changed to Charlevoix in 1843.  Father Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, like Joliet, was an explorer who traveled the Great Lakes looking for a route to the Pacific Ocean.  In the area that is now Charlevoix county there is evidence of repeated settlements dating back to the B. C. era.  Due to its water-centric geography, the first settlers were primary fishermen and farmers along the shoreline.  Settlement was slow until the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad completed a line through the county in the 1870s which paralleled the boom in the lumber industry after the Civil War.  After the decline in the lumber industry the county has depended on small industries, farming and a continuous increase in tourism.  Beaver Island is administered by Charlevoix County.

Selected general works

Back-tracking Pa's roots. 1992 - 2010.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN PERIODICALS 2S  F572.C4 B32

Lasater, George Thomas.
Charlevoix County’s: contribution to World War II. 2005.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.C4 L37 2005

Torch magazine. 1985/86-1987.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN PERIODICALS 2S  F572.A5 T67

Traverse region: historical and descriptive, with illustrations of scenery and portraits and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers.1884.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM 2S  F566 .C67 r.30 no.90

Westcott, Rosalind.
Pioneer potpourri. 1995.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.C4 W47 1995 

Selected newspapers

Boyne City.
Boyne citizen.1886 - 1960.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Boyne City.
Statesman. 1883 - 1886.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Charlevoix.
Charlevoix sentinel. 1869 - 1899.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

East Jordan.
East Jordan news-herald. 1953 – 1967.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

St James.
Northern islander. 1850 - 1856.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Selected plats, maps, and atlases

Charlevoix County, Michigan. 1956.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN FLAT FILE 2N  Undersize G4113.C4P2 1956

Myers, P. A.
Plat book of Charlevoix County, Michigan, drawn from actual surveys and the county records. 1976.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  G 1413 .C4 M9 1976

Rockford Map Publishers.
Triennial plat book, Charlevoix County, Michigan. 1970.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  G 1413 .C4 R65

W.W. Hixson & Co.
Plat book of Charlevoix County, Michigan.
1930.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  G 1413 .C4 H5 1930 

Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

Babcock, Joy L.
Researching your family history in Charlevoix County, Michigan.2000 - 2005.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.C4 R474 2005z

Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District (Mich.).
Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District directory. 1971 - 1985.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  L163.C52 A4

Charlevoix United Methodist Church.
Charlevoix United Methodist Church; Greensky Hill Indian Mission. 1988/89.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   BX8481.C43 C337  1988/8

Haughton, Bill.
Charlevoix County, Michigan surname index: naturalization, 1855-1956. 1991.
LIB OF MICH - MICH DOCS 2S   F572.C4 H3 1991

Plat of North Bay Cemetery: located on Church Road, Bay Township, Charlevoix County, Michigan. 1995.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.C4 P55 1995 

Selected government publications

Appraisal of potential outdoor recreational developments for Charlevoix County. 1967.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  GV191.42.M5 A726

Charlevoix County. Board of Supervisors.
Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors, Charlevoix County. 1955, 1957 – 1958, 1960.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  JS451.M59 C47

Charlevoix County: courtesy guide. 1976.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.C4 C46 1976

Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District (Mich.)
Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District educational directory.  1990 - 2017.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  L 163 .C52 A4 1990/91-1995/96

United States. Office of Economic Opportunity. Information Center.
Community profile, Charlevoix County, Michigan. 1967.
LIB OF MICH US DOCS 4S  PrEx 10.9/5:C 38

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