Iosco County

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Iosco County is named for the Native American word meaning “water of light”.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Alcona County

E – Lake Huron and Ontario, Ontario

S – Arenac County

W – Ogemaw County


Created:  April 1, 1840                            Map of Michigan highlighting Iosco County

County Seat:

Tawas City  1857 – present


County Courthouse – Tawas City  


Location:  422 Lake Street / 1st Street

Built:  1952 – 1954

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Joseph C Goddeyne of Bay City

Contractor:  Arthur Vollmer Construction Company.


Description:  The building faces southeast and is a one story stone, glass and concrete structure. The building has a flat roof. The entrance is located in the center of the east side and is recessed with glass doors. On the northeast side the roof is slightly raised.


See:  The 23rd Judicial District includes Alcona County, Arenac County and Oscoda County.


Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1863. The previous courthouse was built in 1869. The cost of the present courthouse was $250,000.


See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky




County Courthpuse – Travas City













Photos taken 2008