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Allegan County

Basic Information

County Seat: Allegan

Origin of Name: The Native American tribe of "Allegawi" or "Allegans" believed by some to have been identical with the mound builders

Set Off: 1831

Organized: 1835

Population in 1990: 90,509

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.

Armstrong, Joe. River and Lake; A Sesquicentennial History of Allegan County, Michigan. [Allegan, MI:] Committee, 1985.

Budd, Nancy J. History of Lake Shore Chapel, Douglas, Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI: Malloy Lithographers, 1974.

Chamberlin, L.F. Allegan County Business Guide and Historical Review, 1933-34. Allegan, MI: The Allegan News, n.d.

Clubb, Henry S. The Saugatuck and Ganges Fruit-Region. Douglas, MI: Pavilion Press, 1993.

Cook, Darius. Six Months Among Indians, Wolves and Other Wild Animals, in the Forests of Allegan County, Michigan. . . Niles, MI: The Author, 1889.

Early History of Hamilton and Heath Township Compiled by Hamilton Citizens. . . [n.p., 1931].

Fillmore Township Journal of Minutes. Fillmore Township, Allegan County, Michigan, 1985.

The First Hundred Years; Plainwell, 1869 to 1969. [n.p., 1969].

Green, James J. All Aboard for the Allegan County Fair. Allegan, MI: Allegan County Historical Society, 1975.

Green, James J. All the World's a Stage. Allegan, MI: Allegan County Historical Society, 1975.

Green, James J. Fire! Fire! Fire!. Allegan, MI: Allegan County Historical Society, 1977.

Green, James J. From Blood-Brothers Machine Company to Rockwell International. [Allegan, MI: Allegan Printing], 1978.

Green, James J. A Historical Brief: Allegan, Michigan 1838-1963. [n.p., 1963].

Green, James J. Railroads Come and Go in Allegan County. Allegan, MI: Allegan County Historical Society, 1976.

Hallgren, Jeanne. Piers, Pancakes and People: A History of Glenn. Glenn, MI: Glenn Sesquicentennial Committee, 1987.

Heath, May. Early Memories of Saugatuck, Michigan, 1830-1930. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, [1930].

History of Allegan and Barry Counties, Michigan, With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and Pioneers. Philadelphia, PA: D.W. Ensign and Co., 1880.

The History of Plainwell, Michigan. N.p., 1978.

The History of Western Allegan County. Dallas, TX: Curtis Media Corp.,1988.

Hutchins, Henry Hudson. Recollections of the Pioneers of Western Allegan County. Saugatuck, MI: Commercial Record, 1977.

Lane, Kit. Buried Singapore: Michigan's Imaginary Pompeii. Douglas, MI: Pavilion Press, 1994.

Lane, Kit. The Day the Elephant Died and Other Tales of Saugatuck. Douglas, MI: Pavilion Press, 1990.

Lane, Kit. Douglas: Village of Friendliness. Saugatuck, MI: Commercial Record, 1987.

Lane, Kit. Fennville Area. Fennville, MI: Fennville Herald, 1983.

Lane, Kit. Fennville, the Early Years. [Fennville, MI: Fennville Herald, 1982].

Lane, Kit. Fennville, Village to City. [Fennville, MI: Fennville Herald, 1983].

Lane, Kit. The Letters of William G. Butler and Other Tales of Saugatuck. Douglas, MI: Pavilion Press, 1994.

Lane, Kit. The Popcorn Millionaire and Other Tales of Saugatuck. Douglas, MI: Pavilion Press, 1991.

Lane, Kit. Saugatuck: A Brief History. [Saugatuck, MI: Commercial Record, 1973].

Lane. Kit. Singapore, the Buried City. [Saugatuck, MI: Commercial Record, 1975].

Lane, Kit. The Wreck of the Hippocampus and Other Tales of Saugatuck. Douglas, MI: Pavilion Press, 1992.

Levandoski, James M. 50 years of Learning, Receiving, and Living in the Lord: St. Therese of Lisieux, Wayland, Michigan. [Wayland, MI: 1992].

Lorenz, Charles J. The Early History of Saugatuck and Singapore, Michigan, 1830-1840: Newark Township, it's People and Sawmills. Saugatuck, MI: Lorenz, 1983.

Max. A Tale of Two Days. Saugatuck, MI: Saugatuck Commercial, 1901.

Nevins, Archie P. As it Was in Otsego. Otsego, MI: Otsego Bicentennial Committee, 1975.

Pahl, John. Ghost Towns and Ghosts. Allegan Forest, MI: Priscilla Press, 1992.

Plainwell Fire Department. The First Hundred Years, 1870-1970. [Plainwell, MI: 1970].

Portrait and Biographical Album of Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren Counties, Michigan. . . Chicago, IL: Chapman Brothers, 1892.

Sheridan, James E. Saugatuck Through the Years: 1830-1980. Detroit, MI: Harlo, 1982.

Smith, Ruby. Wayland, Where Yesterday Meets Today. Brooklyn: T. Gaus' Sons, [1966].

Thomas, Henry F. A Twentieth Century History of Allegan County, Michigan. Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing Co.,1907.

Union Enterprise. January 2, 1986-October 1, 1992.

Whitney, Joan B. History of Plainwell, Michigan. [n.p., 1978].‚Äč