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Montmorency County

Montmorency County is named for Duke of Morenci, who aided the colonies during the American Revolutionary War and his name was misspelled.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Cheboygan County and Presque Isle County

E – Alpena County

S – Oscoda County

 Otsego County


Created:  April 1, 1840                         Map of Michigan highlighting Montmorency County

County Seat:

Brush Creek ( Hillman )  1881 – 1893

Atlanta                            1893 – present


County Courthouse – Atlanta


Location:  SW – State Street / Doty Street

Built:  1944 – 1946

Style:  Modern

Architect:  J & G Daverman Company

Contractor:  Grant McReady


Description:  The building faces east and is a twoe story stone, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Atlanta. The building has a raised basement. The building has a projecting center portico supported by two columns. Grey colored panels are between the upper and lower windows. Light rough stone facing runs between the windows. The roof is hipped. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 26th Judicial District, County District Court and County Probate Court. In 2007, the building was attached to the Judicial Annex constructed in 2000. The building contains a courtroom. The architect was Todd Seidell and the contractor was Integrity Construction of Gaylord. The County Administration Building is located on the west side of Atlanta at 11445 Highway 32 and McArthur Road.


See:  The 26th Judicial District includes Alpena County.


History:  The county was created in 1840 as Cheonoquet County and renamed in 1843 as Montmorency County. Bush Creek (Hillman) was selected as the county seat in 1881 when the county was organized. In 1893, the county seat was moved to Atlanta. The first courthouse was built in 1895. The building burned on January 15, 1942. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1944 to 1946.


See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky



County Courthouse – Atlanta   







County Administration Building – Atlanta







Photos taken 2008