Statehood: 26 Jan 1837
26th state of the United States
South: Indiana, Ohio
Largest city: Detroit
Map: Michigan, 1876.
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Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division
Counties: Original counties as listed in the 1835 Constitution of Michigan, Article 13, Sect. 12: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Chippewa, Clinton, Genesee, Hillsdale, Ionia, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lapeer, Lenawee, Macomb, Michilimakinac, Monroe, Oakland, Ottawa, Saganaw, Shiawasse, St. Clair, St. Joseph, Washtenaw, and Wayne. Michigan County Creation Dates and Parent Counties. Counties in 2020: 83.
Institutions, Societies, and Government Websites
Family History Collections, Michiganology
Michigan State University Digital Collections
Michigan Vital Records, Michiganology
University of Michigan Digital Collections
Michigan Maps, Library of Congress
Michigan Landowner Maps, Library of Congress
Interactive Map of Michigan County Formation History, Maps of U.S.
Historical Maps Works: Michigan
Michigan Manuscripts, Archive Grid
Michigan Manuscripts, Library of Congress
Record Sets-State Level
Michigan Record Sets (Ancestry Collections)
Michigan Record Sets (Family Search)
State of Michigan
Historical Collections, Collections and Researches Made by the Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society, vol. 34, 1876.
History of Michigan, Charles Moore, 1915.
Chronicling America, digitized: Michigan
Community History Archive Newspapers: Michigan
Small Town Newspapers
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