Welcome To The Isabella County



(This website has no official connection to Isabella County, Michigan, Central Michigan University,
or the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe)

Isabella County was formed in 1831 from parent counties, Saginaw and Midland. The county is located close to the geographic center of the lower peninsula of Michigan. While primarily rural in nature, Isabella County is also noted for it's oil and gas production and the manufacturing of machinery for industry, food service and wood products.  Mt. Pleasant is the county seat and also the home of Central Michigan University and the Clarke Historical Library, the second largest genealogy and historical library in the state. Central Michigan University was opened in 1893 as the Central Normal School and Business Institute. The school was operated by the city of Mt. Pleasant until 1895 when it was taken over by the State of Michigan and became Central Michigan Normal School. CMU became a four year institution in 1918 and a university in 1959. The county also encompasses the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Reservation, home of the Soaring Eagle Casino.

Act of the State Legislature Establishing Isabella County
Isabella County will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of its' founding on February 11th, 2009.

Table of Contents

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Research Aids
files with information on
 Genealogical research Topics

Mailing Lists, 
Societies & Query Boards
Military History
Michigan & Isabella County
Isabella County
Township Maps, Plat Books,
Plot Owners & Land Records 
Online Census
Enumerations & Information
Shepherd Area Historical
Society Papers
City, Town
and Village
Names and Histories
Isabella County
Biographies and Histories
Cemetery List & Online
Online Vital Statistics & Information
Native American
Libraries, Research 
Centers & Other Resources
Commencement Lists, 
School Enrollment Lists

Tax Payers Lists, Poll Lists, Voters
Registration Lists, Assessment Rolls,
& Other Miscellaneous Lists

Religious and Spiritual

News from the Towns, Villages
Cities, and Townships from
the Newspapers before 1900

Places and Faces of Isabella County


Images of Mt. Pleasant City        Images of Isabella County

Family Photos, Histories & Genealogies

Old Records Pertaining to Isabella County
To Be Placed on this GenWeb.

Neighboring County MIGenWeb Sites

Osceola, Clare, Gladwin, Midland
Gratiot, Montcalm, Mecosta




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