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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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Livingston County, Michigan

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Livingston County is a county located in the state of Michigan. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 180,967. The county seat and most populous city is Howell. The county was set off in 1833, but for three years remained a part of Shiawassee and Washtenaw counties. It was organized in 1836. As one of Michigan's "Cabinet counties", a group of counties whose names honor members of President Andrew Jackson's Cabinet, it is named after former US Secretary of State Edward Livingston.

Livingston County is included in the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Livingston County Name

Livingston County named for United States Secretary of State Edward Livingston, and is a Cabinet county.

Demographics:

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Livingston County History

Livingston County named for United States Secretary of State Edward Livingston, and is a Cabinet county.

Set Off: 1833, but was to remain for the time being as a part of Shiawassee and Washtenaw Counties

Organized: 1836

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 585 square miles (1,520 km2), of which 565 square miles (1,460 km2) is land and 20 square miles (52 km2) (3.4%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Genesee County (northeast)
  • Shiawassee County (northwest)
  • Washtenaw County (south)
  • Oakland County (east)
  • Ingham County (west)
  • Jackson County (southwest)

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