Clare County
Plats and Land Records

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.

1807-1907, Clare Co.,
General Land Office Records

 Michigan General Land Office Records

1873 Clare Atlas

1895 Clare Atlas

1914 County Map

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..

Clare County Statewide Search
This is the state wide search for subdivision plats from the Department of Labor and Economic Growth.

Michigan State Maps

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.

Patrons List


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                          

Arthur Township  

Franklin Township

Freeman Township

Frost Township

Garfield Township

Grant Township


Hamilton Township

Hatton Township

Hayes Township

Lincoln Township

Redding Township

Sheridan Township

  Summerfield Township

Surrey  Township

Winterfield Township





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