Schoolcraft County

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Schoolcraft County is named for Henry Schoolcraft, who explored the area with the expedition of Lewis Cass.


Created:  Mach 9, 1843

County Seat:

Onota           1871 – 1879

Manistique  1879 – present


County Courthouse – Manistique


Location:  300 Walnut Street / South Maple Street

Built:  1975 – 1976

Style:  Modern

Architect:  G Arntzen & Company of Escanaba

Contractor:  Omega Construction Company Inc. of Grandville


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red-brown colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building has a central entrance with overhanging canopy and recessed doorway. The east wing is two stories with vertical brick divisions between the banks of double windows. The west wing is one story.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by F W Hollister and constructed in 1901. The burning was destroyed by fire in 1974.


See:  The contractor, Omega Construction Company Inc.of Grandville, constructed courthouses in Antrim County, Emmet County and Luce County.


See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky



N – Alger County

E – Luce County and Mackinac County

S – Lake Michigan

W – Delta County and Alger County




















Photos taken 2008