The township plat maps are scanned in images of the the actual plats. Names of owners and acreage are indicated. Depending on your browser's capabilities, if you click your right mouse button you may be able to enlarge the map to better view the names. Plot owners are also listed by section for the years indicated. Township maps and Patrons' Lists are from original renderings.
General Land Office Records
General Land Office Records
1873 Clare Atlas
1895 Clare Atlas
Township Map of Clare County (current)
Michigan Plat Map Images
The State of Michigan began maintaining a file of all plats in
the state in 1873. A copy of all plats prepared after that date were filed
with the State. Beginning in 1909 and completed in 1911, a copy of all
plats on file with the 83 county Register of Deeds and recorded prior to
1873 were duplicated and the duplicate copies incorporated into the
State's files. This system includes all plats in the State of Michigan
beginning with the plats created under the 1821 territorial act for
recording town plats.
The related documents include court orders, municipal resolutions, municipal ordinances, surveyor's affidavits, and county road commission's resolutions. Generally these documents alter a plat on file in some way.
There are currently over 66,000 plats on file and images for over 99% of those plats are available here. Related documents with available digital imagery are automatically accessed with the plat as additional page (s). Not all related documents are available in digital form. Additional related documents might exist that affect a plat and may be available at the county Register of Deeds.
The system provides print capability of the digital images and related documents..
This is the state wide search for subdivision plats from the Department of Labor and Economic Growth.
Michigan, Territorial Period, 456k.
Map from an 1835 atlas, published in Boston by Thomas Bradford.
Michigan, 1870, Showing Railroad Lines, 546k.
From History and Directory of Kent County, Michigan, Containing a History of Each Township and the City of Grand Rapids, Compiled and Published by Dillenback & Leavitt, County History, Directory and Map Publishers, Grand Rapids: Daily Eagle Steam Printing House, 1870.
1906 Standard Atlas of Clare County, Michigan
including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county ...
patrons directory, reference business directory and departments devoted to general information.
University of Michigan Library Site.
Standard atlas of Clare County, Michigan : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county ... patrons directory, reference business directory and departments devoted to general information / compiled and published by Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Chicago: Geo. A. Ogle, 1906.
1916 Atlas and Plat Book of Clare County. Michigan
Containing outline map of the county, plats of all the townships with owners' names,
cities and towns, Michigan state map showing automobile roads, map of the United States and map of the world.
This is the University of Michigan County Histories and Atlases Collection Online
1930 Plat Maps
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