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 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.