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Allegan County is a county in the state of Michigan. As of 2010 census, the population was 111,408. The county seat is Allegan. The
name was coined by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft to sound like a Native American word.
Allegan County comprises the Holland, MI Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Grand Rapids-Wyoming-Muskegon, MI Combined Statistical Area. It is primarily an agricultural area that is rapidly becoming urbanized as the population centers of Grand Rapids on the northeast and Kalamazoo to the southeast expand into Allegan County.
Allegan County was a name created by Henry Schoolcraft from The Native American tribe of "Allegawi" or "Allegans" believed by some to have been identical with the mound builders
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
The boundaries of Allegan County were laid out by the legislature in 1831. The county was later organized in 1835. At that time there were only about four families permanently settled in the area. Among the first settlers of Allegan County were Giles Scott and Turner Aldrich.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,833 square miles (4,750 km2), of which 825 square miles (2,140 km2) is land and 1,008 square miles (2,610 km2) (55%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows: