Cheboygan

Cheboygan County was set off in 1840 greeting its first permanent settlers in 1844.  Its name derives from the Ojibwa language.  Native Americans utilized the 45 mile Inland Waterway that runs from Lake Huron through the Cheboygan River, Mullet Lake and Indian River to Burt Lake, then up the Crooked River to Crooked Lake and over a short portage to Little Traverse Bay thus avoiding the Straits of Mackinac.  Later this same route would become a prime tourist attraction for Euro-American boaters, cottagers and leisure seekers.  During the lumbering era of 1870 – 1910, Cheboygan County experienced a population boom.  The Cheboygan Slack Water Navigation Company vessels carried passengers to the region until the railway was developed in the region.  After the decline of the lumber industry and the parallel drop in population, commercial fishing took over peaking in the 1920s.  Though diminished by the invasion of the Sea Lamprey, fishing is still of mainstay of the economy as well as modest lumbering, farming and increased tourism.

Selected general works

Atwood, Lloyd M.
Cheboygan as a nineteenth century lumber area. 1947.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  HD9757.M5 A8 1947a

Cheboygan on the Straits of Mackinac. 1900 - 1999.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  Oversize F574.C54 C473 1900z

Fuller, George N. (George Newman).
Local histories of several Michigan counties. n.d.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F 572 .A15 T48z

Furlong, Robert J.
Cheboygan County. 1950 - 1959.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.C5 F87 1950z

Indian River region: home of Michigan's only inland water route. 1950 - 1959.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F574.I68 I5 1959z

Selected newspapers

Cheboygan
Cheboygan daily tribune. 1915 - 2018.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Indian River.
Straitsland resorter. 1961 - 9181.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Mackinaw City.
Mackinaw witness. 1892 - 1899.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Tower.
Cheboygan County era. 1907 - 1909.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Tower.
Tower press. 1905 -1906.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Selected plats, maps, and atlases

Fultz, Royal A.
Official map of Cheboygan County, Michigan.1933.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN FLAT FILE 2N  G4114.C5 1933 .F8

Myers, P. A.
Plat book of Cheboygan County, Michigan: drawn from actual surveys and the county records. 1902.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   Folio G1413.C5 M9z 1902

Northern Michigan's inland waterway. 1984.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN FLAT FILE 2N  Undersize F572.C5 N6 1984

Rockford Map Publishers..
Farm plat book with index to owners, Cheboygan County, Michigan.1960.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   G 1413 .C5 R65  1960 

Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

Cemetery recordings, Cheboygan County, Michigan.1982.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.C5 C47z

Cheboygan County (Cheboygan) / prepared by the Historical Records Survey, Division of Women's and Professional Projects, Works Progress Administration. 1938.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  CD3307.C5 C474 1938

Cheboygan, Michigan city directory.1910 – 1990 with gaps.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2S

Jahn, Patricia C.
Surname index, Cheboygan & Mackinac County newspapers.1977.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.M14 J34 2000

St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
Directory of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. 1994.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  BX8481.C443 S357  1994 

Selected government publications

Community profile: Cheboygan.1986.
LIB OF MICH - MICH DOCS 2S   HC108.C44 C66 1986

Community profile: Mackinaw City. 1986.
LIB OF MICH - MICH DOCS 2S   HC108.M332 C66 1986

Ford, Robert S. (Robert Spivey).
Local government in Cheboygan County.1940.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  JS451.M59 C348 1940

Labor supplement. Cheboygan County data sheet: occupational employment & comparison between 1950 & 1960 for Michigan. 1962.
LIB OF MICH - MICH DOCS 2S   HC107.M5 C533 1962 c.2

United States. Office of Economic Opportunity. Information Center.
Community profile, Cheboygan County, Michigan.1967.
LIB OF MICH US DOCS 4S  PrEx 10.9/5:C 41

Updated 10/26/2018