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Baraga County is a county in the Upper peninsula in the state of Michigan. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 8,860. The county seat is L'Anse. The county is named after Bishop Frederic Baraga. The L'Anse Indian Reservation of the Ojibwa is located within the county.
Baraga County is named for missionary Bishop Frederick Baraga, who worked with local Native Americans.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Baraga County is named for missionary Bishop Frederick Baraga, who worked with local Native Americans. The L'Anse Indian Reservation of the Ojibwa is located within the county.
Set Off: 1875
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,069 square miles (2,770 km2), of which 898 square miles (2,330 km2)
is land and 171 square miles (440 km2) (16%) is water.
The county is located in the state's Upper Peninsula on the shore of Lake Superior, at the southeast base of the Keweenaw Peninsula. The villages of Baraga and L'Anse are located at the base of Lake Superior's Keweenaw Bay. Point Abbaye projects from the county, creating the Huron Bay. Mount Arvon is the highest natural point in Michigan at 1,979 feet (603 m).
Bordering counties are as follows: