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- Birth Records
- Cemetery Records
- Court Records
- Death Records
- Marriage Records
- Military Records
- Newspaper Articles
Arenac was one of many counties named by Henry R. Schoolcraft. According to the State of Michigan History site: "it is a combination of the Latin "arena" (sandy) and the Native American "ac" (earth). The combined words mean "sandy place". "The first settlers arrived around 1819 from Canada which included English and Scots. The land was occupied by the Saginaw Chippewa. The reservations remained in the area of the mouth of the Rifle and Au Gres Rivers until they were ceded in 1837 to the government.