Midland County

Basic Information

County Seat: Midland

Origin of Name: Proximity to the geographical center of the Lower Peninsula

Set Off: 1831

Organized: 1850, however the 1850 organization was never implemented and the county was effectively organized in 1855.

Population in 1990: 75,651

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.

Ball, Minnie W., comp. 1867-1947; First Presbyterian Church of Midland. n.p., 1947.

Berriman, Stanley J. Red Keg: The Town that Never Existed. CMU Term Paper, 1969. (Averill).

Berriman, Stanley J. Upper Tittibawassee River Boom Towns. Midland, MI: Messersmith Printing, 1970.

Betts, Nancy L. Midland's Chippewa Nature Center. CMU Term Paper, 1971.

Brooks, Mary. Wenzel Hardware of Midland. CMU Term Paper, 1971.

Carlson, Bruce W. Midland, Michigan. Midland, MI: Pendell Publishing Co., [1973].

Coleman Area, 1871-1971; Warren, Teneva, Wise, Denver Townships. Coleman Area Centennial Corporation, 1971.

Coleman Bird's Eye View. Map, 1884.

The County of Midland, Michigan: Official Register, History, Art Folio, and Directory. Saginaw, MI: 1897.

Crosby, Veronica Jean. Midland's Water Supply. CMU Term Paper, 1971.

Florey, Virginia. All the Way Home. n.p., 1984.

Florey, Virginia. Boundaries of Eden. n.p., 1980. (Midland).

Florey, Virginia. "An Indescribable Joy". [Midland, MI: Virginia Florey Landress], 1976.

Grace A. Dow Memorial Library. Midland, MI: The Library, [1955].

Grundman, Gary. Jasper #9: History of a Log Cabin School. CMU Term Paper, n.d. (Midland).

Hannant, Larry F. History of the Midland Community Center. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Hart, Henry. At Least Partly True: Illustrated and Expanded. Midland, MI: Henry Hart, 1990. (Midland).

High, Alma J. Coleman, a Mill Town of Pioneer Michigan 1870-1964. [Linden, MI: Scottie's Printing, 1964].

History of Floyd School, Lee Township, Midland County, Michigan, 1878-1953. n.p., 1953.

Kelly, Sally. Midland Daily News. CMU Term Paper, 1971.

Macliver, G. Forsberg. Days and Ways of Pioneer Michigan as Revealed in Buttonville to North Bradley. [Ann Arbor, MI: Edward Brothers, 1962].

Manley, Mary Jean. Bridging the Tittibawassee. CMU Term Paper, 1971. (Midland).

Midland Center for the Arts. [Midland, MI: The Center, 1971].

Midland, Chamber of Commerce. Midland, City of Modern Explorers. Midland, MI: Chamber of Commerce, 1938.

Midland Community Center, Midland, Michigan. [Midland, MI: McKay Press, 1962].

Midland Daily News. May 1, 1937-December 31, 1945.

Midland Log. Summer 1981-Spring 1987; Spring 1996.

Midland, Michigan Chamber of Commerce. Midland, City of Modern Explorers. [Midland, MI: Chamber of Commerce, 1938].

Midland Republican. January 1, 1881-April 29, 1937.

Midland Sun. February 17, 1881-February 7, 1884; September 4, 1890-December 16, 1920; January 6, 1921-February 10, 1927.

Midland Sun. Portraying the City of Midland, Michigan. Home of America's Greatest Chemical Institution, November, 1926. Midland, MI: Midland Sun, 1926.

Midland Times. January 27-April 18, 1872; March 25, 1874-September 25, 1875.

Miller, Karen. Do it with All Your Might: The History of My Maternal Ancestors who Settled in Midland County, Michigan. Stevensville, MI: Karmil Publishing, 1994.

Napolitano, Viola. History of the Bullock Creek School System 1961-1971. CMU Term Paper, 1971.

Nolan, Herbert. In Memory of the Camp Sixteeners. Some Realities of the Early Lumbering Days. Gladwin, MI: Kay Press, [1939]. (Edenville).

Pilon, Carol. Hospital Reaches Out. CMU Term Paper, 1971. (Midland).

Portrait and Biographical Album of Midland County, Michigan. Chicago, IL: Chapman Brothers, 1884.

Prewozniak, John. Bradley House of Midland, MI. CMU Term Paper, 1972.

Rogers, Betty. Chronicle of Poseyville School. CMU Term Paper, 1971.

Sanford Area Centennial, 1870-1970: Souvenir Picture Album. [Sanford, MI: 1970].

Shangle, Betty L. Midland County Courthouse 1857-1971. CMU Term Paper, 1971.

Squire, Fred C. A Study of the Condition of the Rural Schools of Midland County. . . 1938.

Vincent, Florence. A Community History of Phetteplace School District and Midland County. Phetteplace School, Midland Co., MI: 1948.

Vining, Lynn. Hotel Hecox. CMU Term Paper, 1969. (Coleman).

Whitehead, Don. The Dow Story. NY: McGraw-Hill, 1968.

Yates, Dorothy L. The First One Hundred Years, 1867-1967; The Memorial Presbyterian Church of Midland. Midland, MI: McKay Press, 1967.

Yates, Dorothy Langdon. Salt of the Earth: A History of Midland County, Michigan. Midland, MI: Midland County Historical Society, 1987.​