Corunna, Michigan History
It wasn't until 1869 that Corunna was formally incorporated as a village, but the beginnings of Corunna, named after Corunna, Spain, can be traced back to the late 1830s.
It was in 1837 that Corunna was platted and in 1840 that it became the Shiawassee County seat.
Andrew Mack, one in a group of businessmen that called themselves the Shiawassee County Seat Company, is credited with naming our fair city.
Mack is buried in Corunna, Canada, a town that he also had a hand in developing.
This map, published in 1859, a full ten years before Corunna became a village, features images of structures in Corunna, including the first Shiawassee County court house.
[Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.]