Schoolcraft County

Schoolcraft County, Michigan

300 Walnut St Rm 164
Manistique, MI 49854
Phone: (906) 341-3618
Fax: (906) 341-5680

On the south-central coast of the Upper Peninsula of MI, on Lake Michigan; established Mar 9, 1843 from Michilimackinac and Chippewa counties. Name Origin: For Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864), explorer, MI legislator, author, and superintendent of Indian Affairs for MI (1836-41)

Area (sq mi):: 1883.69 (land 1178.11; water 705.58) Population per square mile: 7.50
Population 2005: 8,819 State rank: 79 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.90%; 1990-2000 7.20% Population 2000: 8,903 (White 88.10%; Black or African American 1.60%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 9.30%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 41.40
Income 2000: per capita $17,137; median household $31,140; Population below poverty level: 12.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,337-$21,899
Unemployment (2004): 11.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.00% Median travel time to work: 20.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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This spring and summer, Michigan Department of Natural Resources wildlife division staffers are improving the Rainey Memorial Wildlife Area in Schoolcraft County, with the help of county community corrections workers.
Recently, the 93rd District Court Community Corrections Program of Schoolcraft County helped DNR wildlife division workers place cedar wood chips and mulch along the 800-foot-long pathway, and picked up garbage throughout the area.
In 1871, Onota became the seat of Schoolcraft County.
On July 22, while in an area south of Gulliver along Lake Michigan in Schoolcraft County, Mich.
On Memorial Day in 1998, a puma was photographed on the grounds of Thistledowne, a Bed & Breakfast establishment near the town of Gulliver in southern Schoolcraft County (Hughes 2000, pers.
Seul Choix Point is a sandy spit of land in southern Schoolcraft County stretching out from the bay into Lake Michigan (Figure 2).
Will be delivered FOB to a location in Schoolcraft County on Co Rd 449(8 Mile Road) about 6 A" miles from M-94, north of Manistique, MI.
She has also authored four books about Seul Choix Point and the Gulliver area, researched and written the scripts for four history video productions, conducted oral history interviews with more than 50 Schoolcraft County families, and written 20 successful grants to fund historic preservation and restoration.
The conference, hosted by the Schoolcraft County Historical Society and Manistique Area Schools, will be held at Manistique High School.
Late Saturday afternoon, attendees are invited to visit the Schoolcraft County Historical Society museum.
Also honored at the Upper Peninsula History Awards Banquet was the Gulliver Historical Society, located in Schoolcraft County.