Montmorency County

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Montmorency County is named for Duke of Morenci, who aided the colonies during the American Revolutionary War and his name was misspelled.


Created:  May 21, 1881

County Seat:

Brush Creek ( Hillman )  1881 – 1893

Atlanta                            1893 – present


County Courthouse – Atlanta


Location:  SW – State Street / Doty Street

Built:  1944 – 1946

Style:  Modern

Architect:  J & G Daverman Company

Contractor:  Grant McReady


Description:  The building faces east and is a one story stone, concrete and glass structure. The building has a projecting center portico supported by two columns. Gray colored panels are between the upper and lower windows. Light rough stone facing runs between the windows. In 2007, the building was attached to the Judicial Annex constructed in 2000. The architect was Todd Seidell and the contractor was Integrity Construction of Gaylord.


Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1895. The building burned on January 15, 1942.


See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky



N – Cheboygan County and Presque Isle County

E – Alpena County

S – Oscoda County

W  Otsego County











Photos taken 2008