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Michigan Place Names

The History of the Founding and the Naming of More than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities

Walter Romigforeword by Larry Massie

History, Michigan

Published: October 1986
ISBN: 9780814318386
Pages: 676 Size: 6 x 9
Illustrations: 34 b&w illus.

From Aabec in Antrim County to Zutphen in Ottawa County, from Hell to Hooker, Michigan Place Names is a compendium of information on the origins of the state's geographical names. With alphabetically arranged thumb-nail sketches, Walter Romig introduces readers to a host of colorful personalities and episodes which have achieved notoriety, though sometimes shortlived, by devising or lending their names to the state's settlements.
Romig spent more than ten years researching and documenting the entries to which he added an extensive bibliography of sources and an index of the personal names used in the text. For the curious, the librarian, the genealogist, or the historian, his book is an indispensable resource. Michigan Place Names is another "Michigan classic" reissued as a Great Lakes Book.

Larry B. Massie is an Allegan-based historian and book collector