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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Isabella County is a county located in the state of Michigan. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 70,311. Its county seat is Mt.
Pleasant. The area was known as Ojibiway Besse, meaning "the place of the Chippewa". It was set off as a county in 1831, and county government
organized in 1859. It was named after Queen Isabella I of Castile, based on a suggestion by Henry Schoolcraft.
Isabella County comprises the Mount Pleasant, MI Micropolitan Statistical Area
Etymology - Origin of Isabella County Name
Isabella County was named for Queen Isabella of Spain, who patronized Christopher Columbus.