Oscoda County

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Oscoda

Oscoda County is named for the Native American word “ossin” meaning “pebble” and from “mushcoda” meaning “large prairie” and has the meaning “pebbly prairie”.

 

Created:  April 1, 1840

County Seat:

Union Corners  1881 – 1882

Mio                    1882 – present

 

Former County Courthouse – Mio

 

Location:  301 Morenci Avenue / East 11th Street

Built:  1888 – 1889

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Pratt and Keoppe of Bay City

Contractor:  George Hunter

 

Description:  The building faced west and was a two story white colored wood structure.  The building was located on spacious grounds. The building had a wood porch on the front. Above the entrance is a square wood tower. Two wings were added in 1908. The building was destroyed by fire on May 6, 2016.

 

Note:  The cost of construction of the courthouse was $3,794.80. the wings were constructed in 1908 at a cost of $1,692.14.

 

County Courthouse Annex – Mio

 

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Location:  105 South Court Street / East 9th Street

Built:  1919 – 1920

Style:  Schoolhouse

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building has a projecting entrance on the west side. The building was a schoolhouse until 1962. The building was renovated in 1884 and 1995 for use as the courthouse annex.

 

See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky

 

Courthouses: 

N – Montmorency County  

E – Alcona County

S – Ogemaw County

W – Crawford County

 

 

 

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