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Michigan Counties

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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Jackson County, Michigan

Jackson County Education, Geography, and HistoryJackson County, Michigan Courthouse

Jackson County is a county located in the state of Michigan. Its population was 160,248 as of the 2010 Census. The county seat is Jackson. The county was set off in 1829 and organized in 1832. It is named for US President Andrew Jackson and considered to be one of Michigan's "Cabinet counties", named for members of Jackson's Cabinet.

Jackson County comprises the Jackson, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Jackson County Name

Jackson County is named for Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States. It is considered to be one of Michigan's "Cabinet counties", named for members of Jackson's Cabinet.

Demographics:

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Jackson County History

Jackson County is named for Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States.

Set Off: 1829

Organized: 1832

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 723 square miles (1,870 km2), of which 702 square miles (1,820 km2) is land and 22 square miles (57 km2) (3.0%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Livingston County (northeast)
  • Ingham County (north)
  • Eaton County (northwest)
  • Washtenaw County (east)
  • Calhoun County (west)
  • Lenawee County (southeast)
  • Hillsdale County (southwest)

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