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The boundaries of the 83 Counties in Michigan have not changed substantially since 1897.


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Manistee County, Michigan

Manistee County History, Geography, and Demographics

County Seat: Manistee
Year Organized: 1855
Square Miles: 544
Court House:

415 Third Street
County Courthouse
Manistee, MI 49660-1606

Etymology - Origin of County Name

Manistee County was named for the Manistee River, which in turn is from the Ojibwe name, ministigweyaa meaning (river) at whose mouth there are islands

Demographics:

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County History

Manistee County was named for the Manistee River, which in turn is from the Ojibwe name, ministigweyaa meaning (river) at whose mouth there are islands

Set Off: 1840

Organized: 1855

Neighboring Counties:

  • Benzie County (north)
  • Wexford County (east)
  • Lake County (southeast)
  • Mason County (southwest)
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"


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