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Cheboygan County is a county in the state of Michigan. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 26,152. The county seat is Cheboygan.
The county boundaries were set off in 1840 and county government organized in 1853.
The name of the county shares the same origin as that of the Cheboygan River, although the precise meaning is no longer known. It may have come from an Ojibwe word zhaabonigan meaning "sewing needle". Alternatively, the origin may have been "Chabwegan," meaning "a place of ore". It has also been described as "a Native American word first applied to the river. See List of Michigan county name etymologies.
Native American word first applied to the river, Cheboygan River
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Cheboygan County is named for the Cheboygan River, which itself is of uncertain origin. It may come from an Ojibwe word zhaabonigan meaning "sewing needle". Alternatively, it may have come from "Chabwegan," meaning "a place of ore."
Set Off: 1840
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 885 square miles (2,290 km2), of which 715 square miles (1,850 km2) is land and 170 square miles (440 km2) (19%) is water. The county is considered to be part of Northern Michigan.
Bordering counties are as follows: