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Gogebic County is the westernmost county in the Upper peninsula in the state of Michigan. Based on the 2010 census, the population was
16,427. The county seat is Bessemer. Gogebic County name probably comes from the Ojibwe language word bic, meaning rock.
The county was set off and organized in 1887. It had been part of Ontonagon County.
The name is said to be derived from the Ojibwe word "bic" which most references interpret as "rock." Alternatively, it is claimed to be derived from Lake Agogebic, later changed to Lake Gogebic
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Gogebic County probably comes from the Ojibwe language word bic, meaning rock.
Set Off: 1887
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,476 square miles (3,820 km2), of which 1,102 square miles (2,850 km2) is land and 374 square miles (970 km2) (25%) is water.
Lake Gogebic, the largest lake of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, lies partially in Gogebic County.
Bordering counties are as follows: