Cass County

Basic Information

County Seat: Cassopolis

Origin of Name: Named in honor of Lewis Cass, a Governor of the Territory

Sett Off: 1829

Organized: 1829

Population in 1990: 49,477

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.

Carroll, Frank P. History of the Catholic Church Cass County, 1838-1938. [n.p., 1938].

Claspy, Everett. The Dowagiac-Sister Lake Resort Area and More About its Potawatomi Indians. Dowagiac, MI: 1970.

Cooper, Carl R. Alleghany: A Country School: My First School. Kalamazoo, MI: Ihling Bros., 1925.

Glover, Lowell H. A Twentieth Century History of Cass County, Michigan. Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing Co., 1906.

Hamper, Stan. Dowagiac Stories: Windows to the Past. Dowagiac, MI: S. Hamper, 1996.

Hamper, Stanley R. Waterpowered Mills in Cass County, 1820's-1920's. Decatur, MI: Invictus, 1993.

Hesslink, George K. Black Neighbors: Negroes in a Northern Rural Community. 2nd edition. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1974.

Historical Reflections of Cass County. Cassopolis, MI: Cass County Historical Commission, 1981.

Hunziker, Barbara W. Sumnerville and Pokagon: A Narrative History of Two Pokagon Township Villages in Cass County, Michigan, from 1825-1976. Niles, MI: Hunziker, 1977.

Karkalits, Jane E. The Story of the Birch Lake Quakers. [n.p., 1963]. (Calvin Twp.).

Mathews, Alfred. History of Cass County, Michigan. Chicago, IL: Waterman, Watkins & Co., 1882.

Portrait and Biographical Record of Berrien and Cass Counties, Michigan, Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens. . . Chicago, IL: Biographical Publishing Co., 1893.

Rogers, Howard S. History of Cass County from 1825 to 1875. Cassopolis, MI: W.H. Mansfield, 1875.

Sawyer, Marcia Renee. Surviving Freedom: African American Farm Households in Cass County, Michigan 1832- 1880. Ph.D. Thesis, Michigan State University, 1990.

Schoetzow, Mae R. A Brief History of Cass County. Marcellus, MI: Marcellus News, 1935.

Vanderberg, Berenice E. A Dowagiac Collection. Berrien Springs, MI: Hardscrabble Books, 1982.

Welch, Lois Webster. A Diamond Sparkles; The Facets of Diamond Lake. Davenport, Iowa: Bawden Brothers, 1970.

Wilson, Benjamin Calvin. Michigan's Ante-Bellum Black Haven: Cass County 1835-1870. Thesis, Michigan State University, 1987​