Alba Public School

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Phone: 231-584-2000

Eva Holmes Kline

Known to be the first Clerk of Star Township. With 40 years of service.

The Alba Fire

The Alba Fire on June 13, 1893 destroyed much of the town, 21 buildings in all.

History of Alba

Alba is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located in Antrim County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is situated on U.S. Highway 131 just north of Mancelona. Half of the community is in Star Township, and half is in Chestonia Township.


Alba, Michigan in Antrim County began as a flag station on the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad in 1876. The Village was platted in 1878. When the Detroit & Charlevoix Railroad entered town around 1901, it crossed the GR&I and a tower was constructed with an interlocking machine to control the crossing.


Alba Historical Museum

Alba Historical Museum built in 1881.
Our hours are May through September on the third Saturday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00. 
vist: Alba Historical Society