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Pronounced: al COE na
Size: 677 Square Miles
Elevation: 600-1200 Feet
Physiography: Hill-lands; Lake border; plains
Growing Season: 120-140 days
Annual Precipitation: 28-30 inches
Average Snowfall: 60-80 inches
Forest Type: Oak-Hickory, Maple-Beech-Hemlock, Aspen-Birch
Fall Colors: Late September Early October

This county was named after an Indian work meaning "the beautiful plains" by historian Henry R Schoolcraft. Early artifacts found here are stone lance heads, similar to those used by the ancestor's of today's Native Amerians from approximately 9000 BC. Native Americans while traveling to trading posts would stop to camp on Lake Huron's shoreline near "The Great Black Rock", which is north of Greenbush. Out in the lake offerings were placed in the rock's hollowed out surface to ensure safe journeys. The White man began to settle in Alcona in 1845 where they fished and lumbered. Today both lumbering and farming are still an important part of Alcona, as well as cattle, dairying, berries and alfalfa seed. With its 30 miles of Lake Huron shoreline this area is a popular resort area. Within this area is one of Michigan's largest lakes, Hubbard Lake, for boating fishing and swimming. The AuSable River allows for miles of trout streams.


Cities in Alcona County

Alcona Michigan Alvin Michigan Backus Beach Michigan
Bamfield Michigan Barton City Michigan Black River Michigan
Bryant Michigan Cheviers Michigan Curran Michigan
Curtisville Michigan Flynn Corners Michigan Glennie Michigan
Greenbush Michigan Gustin Michigan Hardy Michigan
Harrisville Michigan Huron Bluffs Michigan Jennison Grove Michigan
Killmaster Michigan Kurtz Michigan Larson Beach Michigan
Lincoln Michigan Lost Lake Woods Michigan McGinn Michigan
Mikado Michigan Russell Michigan Springport Michigan
Spruce Michigan Wallace Michigan Wilcox Homestead Michigan

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