Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Nottawa (Isabella County, Mich. : Township) Township records

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Nottawa (Isabella County, Mich. : Township) Township records,
Creator: Nottawa (Isabella County, Mich. : Township)
Inclusive dates: 1865-2001, and undated
Extent: 1.5 cubic feet (in 3 boxes, 3 Oversized folder, 6 volumes)
The collection includes miscellaneous township records of Nottawa and Vernon townships (Isabella County, Mich.) and Shepherd, Mich.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc# 73240, 73407, 73452

Access Restrictions:

Nottawa (Isabella County, Mich. : Township) Township records are open for research.


Copyright is unknown..

Preferred Citation:

Nottawa (Isabella County, Mich. : Township) Township records, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement is alphabetical by name of creator, then alphabetical and chronological.


Organizational History:

Nottawa Township, in the county of Isabella, in the state of Michigan, was organized in 1877. Vernon Township, in the county of Isabella, in the State of Michigan, was organized in 1866. Shepherd Village, in the county of Isabella, in the State of Michigan, was given a post-office in 1857 and platted in 1866. (This information is from Michigan Place Names.)

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes Township records for Nottawa Township, Shepherd Village, and Vernon Township Isabella County, Michigan. The Nottawa Township records are school records and include Annual Reports and Census statistics.The Shepherd Village records include a School District Record Book. The Vernon Township records are very incomplete and there are large gaps in years when it was received by the Clarke. The Board of Review papers include minutes. Board of Township papers include meeting minutes, letter to the Board, Resolutions, and Agreements, etc. The Election papers mainly consist of election returns and other related materials. The Highway Commission papers include petitions to, a resolution with map, map of road districts, contracts, correspondence, order for traffic signs, etc. The Miscellaneous papers include a proof of publication, a voided bond from Vernon Township, original bids to build the township hall (which is still standing and in use in 2012) and work on the hall, etc. Oaths of Office papers include oaths and bonds with oaths attached. The Township Clerk papers include letters to, valuation of lands, financial records, minutes, etc. Schools papers Miscellaneous include maps of school districts, a postcard with names of teachers from Vernon Township 1880, Isabella County Teachers Directory, 1907-1908, etc.

Processing Note: During processing, 5 cubic feet of loose papers and 53 Oversized Volumes were withdrawn from the collection as per Michigan local and township records schedules. Publications from the State of Michigan, donated with the collection, are separately cataloged.

Some treasurer’s and tax records were retained as 20th century examples.

Subject Terms

    • Nottawa (Isabella County, Mich. : Township)
    • Education--Michigan--Isabella County.
    • Taxation--Michigan--Isabella County.
    • Elections--Michigan--Isabella County.
    • Schools--Records and correspondence--Michigan--Isabella County.
    • Nottawa (Isabella County, Mich. : Township)--History.
    • Vernon (Isabella County, Mich. : Township)--History.
    • Shepherd (Mich.)--History.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
    Nottawa (Isabella County, Mich. : Township) Township records. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Vernon Township, Application for Social Security Account Number (blank), 1932
    Box   1 F   2
    Vernon Township, Board of Health, 1907
    Box   1 F   3
    Vernon Township, Board of Registration, Meeting Minutes, 1871, 1874, 1876
    Box   1 F   4
    Vernon Township, Board of Review, 1897-1949
    Box   1 F   5
    Vernon Township, Board of Township, 1867-1908, undated
    Box   1 F   6
    Vernon Township, Board of Township, 1920-2001, undated
    Box   1 F   7
    Vernon Township, Board of Township, Independent Independent Accountants Statement of Financial Statements, 1990
    Box   1 F   8
    Vernon Township, Board of Township, Independent Audit, 1988
    Box   1 F   9
    Vernon Township, Board of Township, Independent Audit, 1996
    Box   1 F   10
    Vernon Township, Commissioners Contracts, 1871-1901
    Box   1 F   11
    Vernon Township, Elections, 1868-1881
    Box   2 F   1
    Vernon Township, Elections, 1884-1892
    Box   2 F   2
    Vernon Township, Elections, 1893-1950, undated
    Box   2 F   3
    Vernon Township, Elections, metal clamp. 1942
    Box   2 F   4
    Vernon Township, Highway Commission, 1865-1958
    Box   2 F   5
    Vernon Township, Highway Commission, Meeting Minutes, 1866-1875
    Box   2 F   6
    Vernon Township, Laws, 1897-1925
    Box   2 F   7
    Vernon Township, Lease, Chas. D. Cope to Chas. A. Glynn, 1908
    Box   2 F   8
    Vernon Township, Lease of Farm, 1927
    Box   2 F   9
    Vernon Township, Call, Marvin, Papers, 1929
    Box   2 F   10
    Vernon Township, Miscellaneous Papers, 1870-1995
    Box   2 F   11
    Vernon Township, Oaths of Office, 1880-1956, undated
    Box   2 F   12
    Vernon Township, Petitions from residents of, 1872-1949
    Box   2 F   13
    Vernon Township, Release of Damages, 1893
    Box   3 F   1
    Vernon Township, Township Clerks, 1869-1955, undated
    Box   3 F   2
    Vernon Township, Treasury Board, 1871, 1873
    Box   3 F   3
    Vernon Township, Warranty Deeds, 1867-1884
    V   1  
    Volume, Shepherd Village, School District Record Book, 1896-1905
    F   1  
    Oversized Folder: Nottawa Township, Annual Report of the Board of Education, 1917, Annual Reports of the School Districts, 1918-1925 (smaller folder found inside larger folder noted below with asterisk*), 1917; 1918-1925
    F   2  
    Oversized Folder: Nottawa Township, Nottawa and Gilmore, Nottawa and Sherman, Nottawa School Census/Annual Statistical Reports; *Nottawa School Census, Children blind/deaf documents, 1918-1919; 1908-1925
    F   3  
    Oversized Folder: Vernon Township, School Census/Annual Reports; School papers, Miscellaneous, 1873-1874, 1877; 1880-1957
    V   1  
    Oversized Volume, Nottawa Township, Assessment Roll, 1937
    V   2  
    Oversized Volume, Nottawa Township, Official Assessment Roll, 1998
    V   3  
    Oversized Volume, Nottawa Township, School Board Minutes, 1880-1893
    V   4  
    Oversized Volume, Nottawa Township, Voter Registration Book, Men / Women, 1919-1923
    V   6  
    Oversized Volume, Vernon Township, Record of Tax Collections, 1993-1994