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Alcona County

Basic Information 

County Seat: Harrisville. ​

Origin of Name: A Native American word meaning a fine or excellent plan 

Set Off: 1840 as Negwegon County. Name changed to Alcona in 1843 

Organized: 1869 

Population in 1990: 10,145 

Material Available 
For many counties the number of items listed is quite long. Navigational buttons are located only at the end of the list. This list of material represents the library's holdings as of July 1997. Be sure to check with us for any additional items we may now have either by contacting the library or by pressing the " Centra-Libraries Catalog" link to the left. 


Bates, Larraine. Lone Pine School of Alcona Co. CMU Term Paper, 1967. 

Bosserdet, William. Curtis School District. CMU Term Paper, n.d. 

Gauthier, Doris A. Alcona. [n.p., 1982]. 2 Volumes. Gauthier, Doris A. Alcona. [Harrisville, MI:] 

Gauthier, 1980. Gauthier, Doris A. Alcona History, Bit by Bit. [n.p., 1989]. 

Gauthier, Doris A. Alcona-The Lake Pioneers. [n.p., 1980]. 

Gauthier, Doris A. Alcona: The Women Pioneers. [n.p., 1986]. 

Girard, Hazel B. Blow for Batten's Crossing!: A Backwoods Odyssey. Sterling Heights, MI: Glendon Pub., 1979.

Hansen, Nellie, comp. Historical Facts and Stories You Should Know About Alcona County. [n.p., Doris Gauthier, 1960]. 

History of the City of Harrisville, Centennial Year, 1853-1953. Harrisville, MI: Alcona County Review, 1953. 

History of the Lake Huron Shore: With Illustrations and Biographical. . .. Chicago, IL: H.R. Page & Co., 1883.

McGuire, Ellen. History of Mikado. CMU Term Paper, 1971. McRae, Ada G. By-gone Days in Greenbush. 

Harrisville, MI: Review Print, n.d. Northern Michigan Along Lake Huron's Shore. [East Tawas, MI: C.M. Garrison, ca 1895]. 

Old Timer. [History of Lincoln, Michigan, published in the form of a newspaper]. Lincoln, MI: Lions Club, 1972. 

A Pictorial of Sturgeon Point. Alcona Historical Society, 1987. 

Potter, Bonnie. History of Harrisville Methodist Church. CMU Term Paper, 1967. 

Rasmussen, Lyle. Gillard's General Store 1897-1967. CMU Term Paper, 1967. 

Remembrance of the Centennial Observance of the Saint Anne Parish Harrisville, Michigan, May 26, 1968. [n.p., 1968]. 

Schelley, Marie. Alcona, a Ghost Town. CMU Term Paper, 1967. 

Scott, C.W. Alcona County, Michigan, a Favored Land. [n.p., 1932]. 

Smith, Mary K. Village of Black River. CMU Term Paper, 1967. 

Stannard, Mae E. Glimpses of Huron Shore in Early Days and Story of Harrisville. Harrisville, MI: Alcona County Review, 1926. 

Sterling, Elrita M. First Fifty Years of Harrisville. CMU Term Paper, 1967. 

Swenson, Helen. Sturgeon Point Coast Guard Station. CMU Term Paper, 1967. 

Wardlow, Jesse. Michigan Pioneers. N.p., 1973. Recollections of a pioneer family who came to Glennie, Alcona County Michigan in 1908. ​