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Alcona County, Michigan




 

Alcona County, Michigan

Alcona County, Michigan

Alcona county was named by Michigan historian Henry R. Schoolcraft after an Indian word meaning "the beautiful plains." The area began to be settled in 1845. Early industries were lumbering and fishing as well as farming.

Today lumbering is still important to the Alcona county area. Farming also continues with beef cattle, alfalfa seed production, berries and dairying. Alcona county is a popular tourist spot with thirty miles of Lake Huron shoreline and one of Michigan's largest inland lakes, Hubbard Lake. There are miles of trout streams including the AuSable River Valley area, not to mention hiking and snowmobiling, with over one third of the county contained in the Huron National Forest. And when you visit, don't forget to see the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse, circa 1869, one of the oldest on the Great Lakes.

 

Alcona County, Michigan     Alcona County, Michigan

Alcona County, Michigan     Alcona County, Michigan

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