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The boundaries of the eighty-three counties in Michigan have not changed substantially since 1897. Wayne County was the sixth county in the Northwest Territory, formed 15 August 1796 and organized in 1815. Wayne County was created 21 November 1815 as an original county of Michigan.

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Barry County, Michigan

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Barry County is a county in the state of Michigan. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 59,173. The county seat is Hastings. The county was formed by an act of the legislature of the Michigan Territory on April 29, 1829 and organized in 1839. It was named for William Taylor Barry, United States Postmaster General under President Andrew Jackson, making it one of Michigan's "cabinet counties".

Barry County is part of the Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Barry County Name

Barry County, named for the Hon. William T. Barry, Postmaster General under President Andrew Jackson

Demographics:

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Barry County History

Barry County, named for the Hon. William T. Barry, Postmaster General under President Andrew Jackson


The Cabinet counties of the US state of Michigan are those named after President Andrew Jackson and people who served in his Cabinet.


Set Off: 1829

Organized: 1839

Geography

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 577 square miles (1,490 km2), of which 553 square miles (1,430 km2) is land and 24 square miles (62 km2) (4.2%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Ionia County (northeast)
  • Eaton County (east)
  • Calhoun County (southeast)
  • Kalamazoo County (southwest)
  • Allegan County (west)
  • Kent County (northwest)

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