Newaygo County

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Newaygo

Newaygo County is named for Chief Newaygo, who was a Chippewa Indian chief named “Naw-wa-goo”, or the Native American word “kenewaygoing” meaning “place where boy have fish bone in throat”.

 

Created:  March 31, 1856

County Seat:

Newaygo       1856 – 1910

White Cloud  1910 – present

 

County Courthouse – White Cloud

 

Location:  1092 Newell Street / William Street

Built:  1991 – 1992

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Manyam and Associates Inc.

Contractor:  DeVere Construction Company Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building has the entrance on the north side in the center and facing east. On the north front is a horizontal row of windows on the east side. The west side extends north and has few windows. An addition was added on the west side in 2001 and completed in 2002. The architect was GSG Architects Inc. of Muskegon and the contractor was VanDonkelaar Construction Inc. of Muskegon.

 

Note:  The first courthouse in Newaygo was constructed in 1868. In 1910, the courthouse occupied the White Cloud City Hall which was constructed in 1908. The contractor was Jacobson Construction.

 

County Administration – White Cloud

 

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Location:  1087 Newell Street / William Street

Built:  1979 – 1980

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Daniels & Zermack Associates

Contractor:  Lakewood Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story red colored brick, concrete and glass building. The building has a large red colored roofed portico at the central entrance. The east side is buff colored brick with a red colored roof. The west side is light pink colored brick and this addition was added in 2001 and completed in 2002. The architect was GSG Architects Inc. of Muskegon and the contractor was VanDonkelaar Construction Inc. of Muskegon.

 

See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lake County

E – Mecosta County and Montcalm County

S – Kent County, Ottawa County and Muskegan County

W – Muskegan County and Oceana County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008 and 2015