Published Histories And Other Accounts
* * * 1872 Short Account of Highland Township * * *
This brief history of Highland Township is taken from "History of Oakland County" by the Hon. Thomas J. Drake, read at a meeting of the Wayne County Pioneer Society, March 8, 1872, and subsequently published in the Michigan Pioneer And Historical Collections, Robert Smith & Co., Lansing (1894), Vol. XXII, p. 414.
* * * 1877 History of Highland Township * * *
This extensive history of Highland Township is taken from Samuel W. Durant, History of Oakland County, Michigan, published by L. H. Everts & Co., Philadelphia (1877), pp. 201-207. It includes useful sections on the Township's first settlers, early roads and mills, etc.
* * * 1912 History of Highland Township * * *
This lengthy history of Highland Township is taken from Thaddeus D. Seeley, History of Oakland County, Michigan, The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago (1912), Vol. I, pp. 471-475. While shorter than Durant's 1877 account, Seeley does include a more extensive description of the Village of Clyde and the organization of Highland's Methodist Churches.
* * * 1916 References To Early Highland Settlement * * *
These are selected references to the early settlement of Highland Township found in George N. Fuller, Economic And Social Beginnings Of Michigan: A Study Of The Settlement Of The Lower Peninsula During The Territorial Period, 1805-1837, Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., Lansing (1916).
* * * 1925 Short Account of Highland Township * * *
This short, one-paragraph history of Highland Township appears in Lillian Drake Avery, Editor, An Account Of Oakland County, National Historical Association, Inc. (1925?), p. 47. Despite its brevity, it contains several errors, as discussed in the accompanying notes.
* * * 1959 History of the West Highland Baptist Church * * *
This 22-page booklet was published in conjunction with the church's 125th anniversary. Authored by Margaret Rowe Mastick, it includes information on many early pioneer families, establishment of the West Highland Cemetery, a list of church pastors, etc. NOTE: This is a large (17mb) PDF file. Left click to view in a new browser window or right click and select "save target as" to download and view offline. The Adobe Acrobat Reader needed to view this file can be obtained by clicking the icon below.
* * * 1976 Huron Valley Schools History * * *
Common School To Consolidation is a 72-page history of education in Highland, Milford and White Lake from those township's earliest settlement to the 1930's. Authored by Marjorie Jackson Bourns as part of our areas' Bicentennial celebrations, the work is divided into three main parts: (a) an overview of 19th and early 20th century education; (b) individual histories of each of the area's "one-room" schools; and (c) tables giving the names and dates of service of each known teacher at such schools. Our thanks go to David Bourns and Sue Bourns McColl for kindly granting permission to scan and post this invaluable history. NOTE: This is a large (8mb) PDF file. Left click to view in a new browser window or right click and select "save target as" to download and view offline. The Adobe Acrobat Reader needed to view this file can be obtained by clicking the icon below.