County Seat: Beulah.
Origin of Name: A derivative of the French "aux-Bec Scies," which was applied to a river, later changed to Betsey and finally Benzie.
Set Off: 1863
Population in 1990: 12,200
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.
Anderson, Charles M. Memo's of Betsie Bay: A History of Frankfort. Manistee, MI: J.B. Publications, 1988.
Ann Arbor Railroad Company. Away from the Work-a-Day World: An Honest Effort to Picture the Charms of Frankfort-the Loveliest Spot on Lake Michigan. [Toledo, OH: Press of The Franklin, 1904].
Ann Arbor Railroad Company. Far from the Crowded City, Being a Little Book about the Loveliest Spot on all Lake Michigan, Fair Frankfort. . . Toledo, OH: Franklin Printing Co., 1902.
Benzie Heritage. Benzonia, MI: Benzie Area Historical Society, 1981.
Blacklock, Allen B. Blacklock's History of Elberta. [Manistee, MI: West Graf., 1975].
Case, Leonard. Benzie County: A Bicentennial Reader. [Benzonia, MI: Benzie County Bi-Centennial Commission, 1976].
Case, Leonard. The Crystal Gazer. Benzonia, MI: Benzie Area Historical Society, 1985.
Case, William L. The Tragedy of Crystal Lake. Benzonia, MI: Mrs. L. Case, 1978.
Dahlgren, Maude P. A History of the Blaine Christian Church and Putney Corners. [n.p., 1967].
Danke, Patricia. History of a Country School. CMU Term Paper, n.d. (Herrings Lake).
Gibbs, Bryce N. Thompsonville: A History. [n.p., 1976].
Giddis, Edna. Economic Changes in Lake Ann Area. CMU Term Paper, 1957.
Glarum, Sivert N. Our Land and Lakes: Michigan, Benzie County, Lower Herring Lake. [Frankfort, MI: S.N. Glarum], 1983.
Hensel, Dorothy B. Church of the Wilderness. Benzonia, MI: Benzie Area Historical Society, 1987. (Benzonia).
Historic Structures in the Benzonia-Beulah Area. Beulah, MI: Bicentennial Committee of the Libraries of Benzonia and Beulah, Michigan, 1976.
Howard, John H. A History of Herring Lake with an Introductory Legend, The Bride of Mystery. Boston, MA: Christopher Publishing House, 1929.
Howard, John H. The Story of Frankfort. Frankfort, MI: City Council of Frankfort, 1930.
Howe, Bonnie. Story of Turtle Lake Club. CMU Term Paper, 1967.
Mills, Harlow S. The Making of a Country Parish. . . NY: Missionary Education Movement, 1914. (Benzonia, Beulah).
Ness, Carolee. Benzie County Patriot. CMU Term Paper, 1957. (Frankfort).
Penrod, John. Traverse Region: The Michigan Riviera. Berrien Center, MI: Penrod/Hiawatha, 1992.
Reuschel, Theodore. The Story of Aral, Benzie County, Michigan, ca 1870- ca 1922. Benzie Area Historical Society, 1989.
Rogers, Mollie. The Chimney Corners Family Album: A Northern Michigan History. [Benzonia, MI: Benzie Area Historical Society, 1990]. (Frankfort).
Sandman, Pete. The Landmarks of Frankfort, Michigan. [n.p., between 1985 & 1989].
Sandman, Pete, editor. Views from God's Country-- Part 1. Frankfort, MI: Benzie County Record Patriot, 1981.
Sandman, Peter R. When Baseball was King in Frankfort, Michigan. [n.p., 198-].
Sinclair, William G. Benzonia-Beulah Centennial, July 24-27, 1958. [Beulah, MI: Record Publishing Co., 1958].
Thompson, Lynn P. Nessen City, Michigan. CMU Term Paper, 1969.
The Traverse Region, Historical and Descriptive, with Illustrations of Scenery and Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Chicago, IL: H.R. Page & Co., 1884.
Wendt, Yvonne. Benzonia Academy. CMU Term Paper, n.d.
Winchell, Alexander. The Grand Traverse Region. Ann Arbor, MI: Dr. Chase's Steam Printing House, 1866.