Barns of Mackinac County, Michigan
135 Barns plus a few "extras"

R.V. ("Dick") Dietrich
Professor emeritus C.M.U.

Appendix. Locations: State outline map, County map with township borders, and List, by township,
of the barns and "extras" of which photographs are included in this album.


 Sketch map. Locations of townships within Mackinac County.  The black and white dashed lines indicate the approximate boundaries between adjacent townships.  The two-letter indicators on this map are used to designate the townships where the barns are located in both the   captions of the photographs and on the following list.  West to east the correlations of the two-letter indicators and full names are:  Ne-Newton, Po-Portage, Ga-Garfield, Hu-Hudson, He-Hendricks, Mo-Moran, Br-Brevort, Si-St. Ignace, Ma-Marquette, Bb-Bois Blanc, and Cl-Clark.  

               Two additional indicators, MIC and SIC, are similarly utilized for the included barns that are on Mackinac Island and in St. Ignace, respectively.

List of photographed barns and"extras" by Townships. These locations are plotted by number on the latest Plat Book ... (Mackinac County ..., 2009). The page number in that book is given directly after the number given each structure on this list. That book and additional photos on CD are on file in the XXnameXX Library, XXplaceXX, Michigan.

Bois Blanc
Bb1. (p. 44=extra #1) north of Lime Kiln Point Rd.; SE sec.17* T.39N.-R. 2W.
*see text re section designation.

Brevort Township [[7 + 4 extras]]
Br1. (p. 36=extra #2) east of H57; SW sec.2, T.41N.-R.5W.
Br2. (p. 36) west of H57; NW sec.2, T.41N.-R.5W.
Br3. (p. 37) south of H57; NW sec.5, T.41N.-R.4W.
Br4. (p. 31=extra #3)) north of H57; NW sec.32, T.42N.-R.4W.
Br5. (p. 31) north of Dukes Rd.; NE sec.31, T.42N.-R.4W.
Br6. (p. 31) south of Dukes Rd.; SE sec.31, T.42N.-R.4W.
Br7. (p. 37=extra #4) north of Rte. 129; SE sec.4, T.41N.-R.4W.
Br9. (p. 30) west of Black Point Rd.; SE
sec.25, T.42N.-R.5W.
Br10. (p. 37) east of Langdon Rd.; NE sec.5, T.41N.-R.4W.
Br11. (p. 31) east of Martin Rd.; NW sec.33, T.42N.-R.4W.
Br12. (p. 30=extra #5) west of Black Point Rd.; SW sec.36, T.42N.-R.5W.

Clark Township [[9 + 1 extra]]
Cl1. (p. 34) north of Nye Rd.; SW sec.21, T.42N.-R.1W.
Cl2. (p. 34=extra #6) south of State St.; SW
sec.25, T.42N.-R.1W.
Cl3. (p. 35) east of Meridian St.; NW sec.31,
Cl4. (p. 35) north of Norquist Rd.; SE sec.18,
Cl5. (p. 35) north of Swede Rd.; SE sec.7,
Cl6. (p. 35) west of Winberg Rd.; SW sec.9,
Cl7. (p. 35) north of Swede Rd.; SW sec.9,
Cl8. (p. 35) south of Swede Rd.; NE sec.15,
Cl9. (p. 35) east of Rte. 129; SW sec.18, T.42N.-R.1E.
(p. 35) south of 30 Mile Rd.; NE sec.1, T.42N.-R.1E.
(= #105, p.45 in Pickford..., 2004)

Garfield Township
[[50(+3) + 4 extras]]

The following sketch map shows the locations of the barns shown by photographs in this album. It is given, along with the list of locations, because the numbers of the photographs, and thus of the locations, do not have any logical relationship to the roads and geography. They are, instead, in the order in which the photographs were taken, and that depended upon such things such as light conditions and traffic. It is hoped that the map will aid anyone going through the area who might want to correlate their travel plans and routes they take to see the photographed barns.

Ga1. (p. 11) east of Rte. 117; SW sec.16, T.44N.-R.10W.
Ga2. (p. 11) east of Rte. 117; NW sec.16, T.44N.-R.10W.
Ga3. (p. 11) west of Rte. 117; SE sec.8, T.44N.-R.10W.
Ga4. (p. 17)west of Price Rd.; NE
sec.30, T.43N.-R.10W.
Ga5. (p. 17)south of Linck Rd.; NW sec.18, T.43N.-R.10W.
(p. 17)south of Linck Rd.; NE sec.18, T.43N.-R.10W.
(p. 17)east of Pleasant Ave.; NW sec.8, T.43N.-R.10W.
Ga8. (p. 17)west of Pleasant Ave.; NE sec.7, T.43N.-R.10W.
Ga9. (p. 17)east of Pleasant Ave.; SW sec.5, T.43N.-R.10W.
Ga10. (p. 17)west of Price Rd.; SE sec.19, T.43N.-R.10W.
Ga11. (p. 17)north of Price Rd.; NW sec.20, T.43N.-R.10W.
Ga12. (p. 17=extra #7)north of Linck Rd.; SE sec.8, T.43N.-R.10W.
Ga13. (p. 17=extra #8)west of Pleasant Ave.; SE sec.6, T.43N.-R.10W.
Ga14. (p. 11)north of Patzen Rd.; SW sec.31, T.44N.-R.10W.
Ga15. (p. 11)east of Pleasant Ave.; SW sec.32, T.44N.-R.10W.
Ga16. (p. 11=extra #9)west of Pleasant Ave.; NE sec.31, T.44N.-R.10W.
Ga17. (p. 11)east of Pleasant Ave.; NW sec.32,
Ga18. (p. 11)north of Kovar Rd.; NW sec.30, T.44N.-R.10W.
Ga19. (p. 17)east of Krause Rd.; SW sec.10, T.43N.-R.10W.
Ga20. (p. 17)south of Raski Rd.; NE sec.9, T.43N.-R.10W.
Ga21. (p. 17)north of Raski Rd.; SW sec.3, T.43N.-R.10W.
Ga22. (p. 17)east of Indian Trl.; SW sec.2, T.43N.-R.10W.
Ga24. (p. 17)north of Hiawatha Trl. [Rte. H40]; NE sec.15, T.43N.-R.10W.
Ga25. (p. 17)west of Krause Rd.; NE sec.4, T.43N.-R.10W.
Ga26. (p. 11) west of Krause Rd.; SE sec.33, T.44N.-R.10W.
Ga27. (p. 17) west of Indian Trl.; NE sec.10, T.43N.-R.10W.
Ga29. (p. 17) west of Indian Trl.; SE sec.10, T.43N.-R.10W.
Ga30. (p. 17) southeast of Raski Rd.; SE sec.9, T.43N.-R.10W.
Ga31. (p. 17) south of Raski Rd.; SW
sec.9, T.43N.-R.10W.
Ga32. (p. 11=extra #10) west of Krause Rd.; NE sec.33, T.44N.-R.10W.
Ga33. (p. 11) east of Krause Rd.; NW sec.27, T.44N.-R.10W.
Ga34. (p. 11) south of McKelvey Rd.;
NW sec.27, T.44N.-R.10W.
Ga35. (p. 11) north of McKelvey Rd.; SW sec.21, T.44N.-R.10W.
Ga36. (p. 11) west of Krause Rd.; SW sec.21, T.44N.-R.10W.
Ga37. (p. 11)
west of Krause Rd.; NW sec.21, T.44N.-R.10W.
Ga38. (p. 11) north of Sandtown Rd.;
SW sec.15, T.44N.-R.10W.
Ga39. (p. 11) west of Krause Rd.; SE sec.16, T.44N.-R.10W.
Ga40. (p. 11)
east of Krause Rd.; SW sec.15, T.44N.-R.10W.
Ga41. (p. 11)
east of Krause Rd.; NW sec.15, T.44N.-R.10W.
Ga42. (p. 11)
east of Krause Rd.; NW sec.15, T.44N.-R.10W.
Ga43. (p. 11)
west of Krause Rd.; NW sec.16, T.44N.-R.10W.
(p. 11) north of Brown Rd.; SE sec.9, T.44N.-R.10W.
(p. 11) east of Rte. 117; NW sec.21, T.44N.-R.10W.
Ga46. (p.
11) west of Rte 117; SE sec.20, T.44N.-R.10W.
(p. 11) south of McKelvey Rd.; NW sec.29, T.44N.-R.10W.
Ga48. (p. 11) south of McKelvey Rd.; NE sec.29, T.44N.-R.10W.
(p. 17) west of Rte.117; NE sec.17, T.43N.-R.10W.
Ga50. (p. 17) east of Rte.117; SW sec.4, T.43N.-R.10W.
Ga51. (p. 17) west of Rte.117; SE sec.5, T.43N.-R.10W.
Ga52. (p. 17) west of Rte.117; NE sec.5, T.43N.-R.10W.

Ga53. (p. 17) west of Rte.117; NE sec.5, T.43N.-R.10W.
Ga54. (p. 11) west of Rte.117; SE sec.32, T.44N.-R.10W.
Ga55. (p. 11) west of Rte.117; SE sec.32, T.44N.-R.10W.
(p. 11) west of Rte. 117; NE sec.32, T.44N.-R.10W.
Ga57. (p. 17) east of Rte. 117; NW sec.4, T.43N.-R.10W.
Ga58. (p. 17) west of Rte. 117; NE sec.8, T.43N.-R.10W
Ga59. (p. 11) west of Rte. 117; SW sec.29, T.44N.-R.10W.
Ga60. (p. 17) north of Hiawatha Trl.; NW sec.15, T.43N.-R.10W.
Ga61. (p. 11) northeast of Warner Rd.; NE sec.27, T.44N.-R.10W.

Hendricks Township
[[1 + 1 extra]]
He1. (p. 20=extra #11) north of Epoufette Bay Rd.; SW sec.3, T.42N.-R.7W.
He3. (p. 20) south end of Kenyon Rd.; NE sec.8, T.42N.-R.7W.

Township [[0 + 1 extra]]
Hu1. (p. 19=extra #12) west of Black River Rd.; SE sec.19, T.43N.-R.8W.

Township [[24 + 2 extras]]
Ma1. (p. 25=extra #13) east of Simmons Rd.; SW sec.30, T.43N.-R.2W.
Ma2. (p. 33) south of St. Ignace Rd.; NE sec.9, T.42N.-R.2W.
Ma3. (p.
33=extra #14) north of St. Ignace Rd.; SE sec.9, T.42N.-R.2W.
Ma4. (p. 26) north of Taylor Rd.; SE sec.9,
Ma5. (p.
26) south of Taylor Rd.; NW sec.14, T.43N.-R.1W
Ma6. (p. 26) west of Rte. 48/129; NE sec.24, T.43N.-R.1W
Ma7. (p. 26) west of Rte. 48/129; NE sec.25,
Ma8. (p. 26) south of Rockview Rd.; NW sec.36, T.43N.-R.1W.

NOTE: A black and white photograph and information about each of the following barns is in Pickford..., 2004. The photos shown in this album provide a different view, taken in 2011, of each of these barns. The numbers following the MaP- prefix indicate the order in which these photographs were taken, which also provides a good order to view the barns. The information in parentheses at the end of each barn location corresponds to the number and page where information about the barn is in the Pickford ... (2004) publication. It seems noteworthy that five additional barns, no longer present, are also shown in the Mackinac County section recorded in Pickford ... (ibid.)
MaP-1. (p.
26) south of Townline Rd.; NW sec.1, T.43N.-R.1W. (= #56, p.28)
MaP-2. (p.
26) south of Townline Rd.; NE sec.6, T.43N.-R.2W. (= #24, p.16)
MaP-3. (p.
26) east of 5 Mile Rd.; NE sec.6, T.43N.-R.2W. (= #26, p.16)
MaP-4. (p.
26) south of Townline Rd.; NW
sec.5, T.43N.-R.2W. (= #32, p.19)
MaP-5. (p. 26) south of Townline Rd.; NW sec.5, T.43N.-R.1W. (= #34, p.20)
(p. 26) south of Townline Rd.; NW sec.2, T.43N.-R.1W. (= #54, p.27)
(p. 26) north of Blair Rd.; SE sec.1, T.43N.-R.1W. (= #58, p.28)
(p. 26) south of Blair Rd.; NE sec.12, T.43N.-R.1W. (= #59, p.29)
MaP-9. (p.
26) south of Blair Rd.; NE sec.12, T.43N.-R.1W. (= #61, p.29)
MaP-10. (p.
26) west of 1 Mile Rd.; SW sec.2, T.43N.-R.1W. (= #62, p.30)
MaP-11. (p.
26) north of Blair Rd.; SW sec.2, T.43N.-R.1W. (= #64, p.31)
MaP-12. (p. 26) north of Blair Rd.; SW sec.2,
T.43N.-R.1W. (= #65, p.31)
(p. 26) north of Bla;ir Rd.; SE sec.3, T.43N.-R.1W. (= #67, p.32)
(p. 26) north of Blair Rd.; SE sec.4, T.43N.-R.1W. (= #68, p.32)
(p. 26) south Taylor Rd.; NE sec.14, T.43N.-R.1W. (= #69, p.33)
(p. 26) south Taylor Rd.; NE sec.13, T.43N.-R.1W. (= #71, p.34)
MaP-17. (p.
26) west of Rte. 129/48; SE sec.12, T.43N.-R.1W. (= #72, p.34)
(p. 26) west of Rte. 129/48; NE sec.12, T.43N.-R.1W. (= #73, p.35)
(p. 26) south of Blair Rd.; NE sec.12, T.43N.-R.1W. (= #57, p.29

Township [[5 + 0 extras]]
Mo1. (p.
41) northwest of New Portage Rd.; NW sec.14, T.40N.-R.3W.
Mo2. (p. 41) south of Old Portage Rd.; NW
sec.1, T.40N.-R.3W.
(p. 41) northwest of Martin Lake Rd.; NW sec.9, T.40N.-R.3W.
(p. 22) north of Lovegrove Rd.; SE sec.4, T.43N.-R.5W.
Mo6. (p. 41) east of Gros Cap Rd.; NW
sec.8, T.40N.-R.4W.

Newton Township
[[9 + 2 extras]]
Ne1. (p. 16) west of Greenwald Rd.; NE
sec.25, T.43N.-R.11W.
Ne2. (p. 16) south of Rte. 2; NE sec.25, T.43N.-R.11W.
Ne3. (p. 15=extra #16) north of Brotherton Rd.; SW sec.2, T.43N.-R.12W.
(p. 16) north of Clark Rd.; SE sec.28, T.43N.-R.11W.
(p. 16) east of Brawley Rd.; NW sec.26, T.43N.-R.11W.
(p. 28) west of S. Gould City Rd.; SW sec.28, T.42N.-R.11W.
(p. 28) west of S. Gould City Rd.; SW sec.28, T.42N.-R.11W.
(p. 16) south of Main St., Gould City; SW sec.28, T.43N.-R.11W.
(p. 16) north of Hiawatha Trl.[=H40]; NE sec.23, T.43N.-R.11W.
Ne10. (p. 16=extra #15) north of Hiawatha Trl.=H40]; NE sec.23 T.43N.-R.11W.
Ne11. (p. 16) north of Clark Rd.; SE sec.28, T.43N.-R.11W.

Township [[5 + 1 extra]]
Po1. (p. 10)
east of Rte. H-33, SW sec 30, T.43N.-R.11W.
Po2. (p. 9) east of County Line Rd., SW sec.7, T.44N.-R.12W.
Po3. (p. 9)
south of Ketola Rd., NE sec.7, T.44N.-R.12W.
Po4. (p. 9) east of County Line Rd., NW sec 7, T.44N.-R.12W.
Po5. (p. 9=extra #17) east of McGahn Rd., SE sec 17, T.44N.-R.12W.
Po7. (p. 10)
north of Sandtown Rd., SW sec.17, T.44N.-R.11W.

St. Ignace Township
[[4 + 0 extras]
Si1. (p. 32) north of Charles Moran Rd.; SE sec.30, T.41N.-R.3W.
Si2. (p. 32) west of Pine River Rd.(south of Rte. 134); NE sec.10, T.42N.-R.3W.
Si3. (p. 37) south of Rte. 129; NE sec.11, T.41N.-R.3W.

Si4. (p. 32) north of St. Ignace Rd.; SE sec.1, T.42N.-R.3W.

Mackinac Island, City
[[7 (+2) + 0 extras]]
MIC1. (p. 42)East of Market St.; SW sec.14, T.40N. R.3W.
MIC3. (p. 42)Southwest of Cadotte St.; NE sec.15, T.40N. R.3W.
MIC6. (p. 42)North of Algonquin Rd.;
SW sec.10, T.40N. R.3W.
MIC7. (p. 42)North of Algonquin Rd.; SW sec.10, T.40N. R.3W.
MIC8. (p. 42)North of Algonquin Rd.; SW sec.10, T.40N. R.3W.
MIC12. (p. 42)North of Park Rd.; SW sec.3 , T.40N. R.3W.
MIC13. (p. 42)East of Carriage Rd.; SE sec.10, T.40N. R.3W.

St. Ignace, City
[[3 + 0 extras]]
SIC1. (p. 41& 49) north of Ferry Lane; SW sec.17, T.40N.-R.3W.
SIC2. (p. 41& 49) south of Burdette St.; SW sec.17, T.40N.-R.3W.
SIC3. (p. 41& 48) north of Portage St.; SW sec.7, T.40N.-R.3W.
SIC4. (p. 41& 48=extra #18)) south of Prospect St.; NW sec.18, T.40N.-R.3W.

Cited, general
publications and web sites of possible interest:
(The general publications and web sites that are listed are among several that were reviewed while working
on this project. Those included here are likely to be of interest to anyone who as looked at this album.)


Dietrich, R.V. 2008. Isabella's stones: Fieldstone buildings, walls, landscape accents and other uses.
http://condor.cmich,edu/u?/p1610-01coll1,3225. 176p.
. . . . . . . . . . . 2010. Straits' stones: A picture album (subtitle: Fieldstones -- bulidings and other uses).
Vol. I. Mackinac County.
(Cite either my web site or CONDOR, depending upon where this document is at end.)

Engadine Centennial: 1894-1994. 1994. Engadine MI:Centennial Committee. 324p.

Hill, G.L. 1918. The enchanted barn. New York:Grosset & Dunlap. 313p.

Land atlas & plat book: Mackinac County, Michigan. 11th ed. n.d. (~1999). Rockford(IL):Rockford Map
Publishers, Inc. 62p.

Kiwanis Club (St. Ignace, Mich.). 1957. Before the bridge; a history and a directory of St. Ignace and
nearby localities
(commemorating the opening of the Mackinac Bridge). St. Ignace(MI):Kiwanis
Club of St. Ignace, Mich., Inc. 270p.

Mackinac County, Michigan
Plat Book
. 2009 [Belmond(IA)]:Farm & Home Publishers, Ltd. 72p.

More Treasures found in the Limestone Barn. Life on Liberty Creek Farm. 9 December 2008,
(accessed 12 August 2011).

Mozola, A.J. 1989. U.S. Public land survey grid
in Dutro, J.T., Jr., R.V. Dietrich and R.M. Foose.
AGI Data sheets for geology in the field, laboratory, and office
(third edition). Sheet 5.1-5.2.
[Alexandria(VA):American Geological Institute]

Pickford Area Historical Sociey. 2004. Pickford patchwork: the fabric of a farming community: Barns.
Pickford(MI):the Society. 70p.

Trout Lake Women's Club. 1976. Tales & trails of Tro-La-Oz-Ken: a Bicentennial publication of the Trout
Lake Women's Club.
[Trout Lake(MI)]:the Club. 158p.

Vosper, Jim. 2001. Island boyhood: A Memoir. Miwaukee(WI):Stone Beach Books. 118p.


General publications:

Arthur, Eric and Dudley Whitney. 1972. The barn: A vanishing landmark in North Ameria.
Greenwich(CT):New York Graphic Society, Ltd. 256p.

This is a "coffee table" book and more!

Brenda. 2004. Barns of Michigan (2nd ed.). Swartz Creek(MI):Barn Door Pub. 190p.
This publication has several additional publications listed on pages 170-174.

Hartman, Lee. n.d. (1975-1988?) Michigan barns, our vanishing landmarks [subtitle: A wondrous
assortment of Barns ...]. A
Michigan Natural Resources Publication. 14p.
This is a well illustrated summary about several aspects of barns.

Ingells, Norris. 1995. That old barn: group works to preserve agricultural history. Lansing [MI] State
Journal, Aug. 1, 1995

Johnson, Evelyn. 2007.
Barns of Old Mission Peninsula and their stories (Revised edition). Traverse
City(MI):Book Marketing Solutions. 214p.
A "coffee table" book about the barns of the indicated area.

Keithan, Mary. 1999. Michigan's heritage barns. East Lansing(MI):Michigan State University Press.
A "coffee table" book of fine photographs with relatively short captions. One of the included barns (p. 41)
is identified as in Mackinac County, but otherwise not located. I have been unable to identify it as one of the barns
included in this album.

Leffingwell, Randy. 2001. Barns. St. Paul(MN):Motoe Books International. 192p.
A "coffee table" book of fine photographs with a few telling captions -- e.g., "Between technological advances
and legal requirements, a number of barns became obsolete overnight ... Farming is a business and the cost of paying workers
to put hay bales by hand into a barn ... instead of rolling the hay in plastic and leaving it in the field can mean the difference ...
between showing a profit and suffering a loss." (p.188) -- and a more or less laboring text in many places.

Lonski, Tina.
2008. Barn raising: Stories of a vanishing American legacy. Holt(MI):Essential Communications.

National Trust for Historic Preservation.
2005("Copyright ... Revised). Barn again!, Barn preservation
information handbook: A guide for individuals and organizations
Denver(CO):National trust for historic
preservation. 118p.

This book should be at least scanned by anyone interested in or working on projects dealing with barns.

Noble, A.G. and R.K. Cleek. 1995. The old barn book: A field guide to North American barns and other
farm structures (illustrations by M.M. Geib). New Brunswick(NJ):Rutgers University Press. 222p.
This book is a fine source of information, with excellent illustrations, that pertain to the nomenclature widely
applied to barns, secondary farm structures and even fencing.

Pickvet, Kate, Mark Pickvet and Robin Rainwater.
2004. A pictorial history of barns and other farm
structures in Michigan.
Salem(MA):Higginson Book Co. 342p.
People interested in barns should have this book as a ready reference -- both for the contents of
its text and its photographs. The photographs, which are black and white, include several farm buildings (etc.) other than
barns that are or once were in Michigan. For some readers, the fact that the locations of most of the barns etc. are only by
county for the lower peninsula and noted only as in the "Upper Peninsula, Michigan" will be frustrating. Had more definitive
locations been given, observers could, for example, see how the buildings have fared between the time those photographs
were taken -- also not indicated, but all certainly before 2004 -- and when more recently viewed.

Sloane, Eric. 1954. American barns and covered bridges.
New York:Funk and Wagnalls. 112p.
This book includes, among other things, fine "pen and ink?"sketches of tools used by the barn builders of the
past. One particularly interesting illustration shows a " 'PERMANENT' fastening ... made by forcing a Square Peg into a
Round Hole." (p.76)

................... 1967. An age of barns. New York:Funk and Wagnalls. 113p. [version read: 1985 reprint by
Dodd, Mead & Company, New York]
This book also includes some fine "pen and ink?" sketches, most of which depict buildings and parts thereof,
as well as a text that is well worth reviewing.

Sommer, R.L. 1997. The old barn book. New York: Barnes and Noble. 144p.
.................. 2000. The ultimate book of historic barns. San Diego(CA):Thunder Bay Press. 256p.
Two "coffee table" books.

Stier, Steve. 2000. Michigan farm and farmstead survey. Jackson(MI): Jackson Printing Company, Inc.
This well-illustrated booklet is provides guidelines for barn surveys.


Web sites: ---
Michigan Barn Preservation Network (based in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan) n.d.
--- Michigan Barn and Farmstead Survey (Michigan State University
Extension/Michigan State University Museum) last updated September, 2009.
National Barn Alliance (National Barn Alliance), 2009.