Place:Kalkaska, Michigan, United States

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NameKalkaska
Alt namesKalkaskasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Wabasseesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCounty
Coordinates44.667°N 85.1°W
Located inMichigan, United States     (1840 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Kalkaska County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is part of the Traverse City, Michigan, Micropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,153. The county seat is Kalkaska.

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History

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  • The first settler in Kalkaska County was an Englishman named William Copeland, who purchased land in the northwest corner of the county in 1855. The county was set off in 1840 and originally called Wabasee until 1843. See, List of Michigan counties. The name Kalkaska is thought to be a Chippewa word meaning flat or burned-over country. An alternative theory is that this is a neologism or neonym created by Henry Schoolcraft, originally spelled Calcasca. Some theorists suggest this is word play. Schoolcraft's family name formerly was Calcraft, and the Ks may have been added to make the name appear more like a Native American word. See also, List of Michigan county name etymologies.
  • Logging was the first important industry.
  • The discovery of substantial deposits of oil and natural gas resulted in the construction of a processing plant by Shell Oil Company in 1973 and a major economic boom in the community.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1840 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1871 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1871 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1871 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1874 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1870 424
1880 2,937
1890 5,160
1900 7,133
1910 8,097
1920 5,577
1930 3,799
1940 5,159
1950 4,597
1960 4,382
1970 5,272
1980 10,952
1990 13,497

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External links

resources.rootsweb.com/USA/MI/kalkaska


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