Schoolcraft County is named for Henry Schoolcraft, who explored the area with the expedition of Lewis Cass.
Created: Mach 9, 1843
Onota 1871 – 1879
Manistique 1879 – present
County Courthouse – Manistique
Location: 300 Walnut Street / South Maple Street
Built: 1975 – 1976
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: Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky
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Photos taken 2008