Main Street from days gone by.

Main Street from days gone by.

Scottville’s recorded history began in 1874 when the town was mapped as a station on the Pere Marquette Railroad. It was first called Mason Center because of its location in the county. Later, it was renamed Sweetland, after James Sweetland, who built a sawmill here in 1878. Sweetland sold the mill a year later to Hiram Scott. Scott officially platted the land in 1882 and named it after himself. It was incorporated as a village in 1889 and as a city in 1907.

4 Responses to History

  1. Linda Hester says:

    What is the name of your hometown newspaper? Thank You—Linda

  2. Peter Stitt says:

    I’m looking for pictures of the Stokley Van-Camp cannery, where I worked as cook-room supervisor during a couple of college summers, 1962 and 63. Any references to pictures and stories about the plant would be appreciated.

    • amy_williams says:

      I would contact the Scottville Library, The Ludington Daily News, And or possibly White Pine Village. They might be able to help you find some of the information you are looking for. We don’t have anything like that here at City Hall. Good Luck and I hope you are able to find the information you are looking for.
      Thanks For Your Interest!
      Jessica Kaiser
      Scottville City Hall

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