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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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Oceana County, Michigan

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Oceana County is a county located in the state of Michigan. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 26,570. The county seat is Hart. Long known as part of the large Ojibwe territory, the county was founded by European Americans in 1840 and organized in 1855

Etymology - Origin of Oceana County Name

Oceana County is thought to be named for Lake Michigan, a freshwater "ocean." However, there some apparently have speculated that the name may be related to the title of a controversial 1656 book by James Harrington, The Commonwealth of Oceana.

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Oceana County History

Oceana County is thought to be named for Lake Michigan, a freshwater "ocean." However, there some apparently have speculated that the name may be related to the title of a controversial 1656 book by James Harrington, The Commonwealth of Oceana.

Set Off: 1840

Organized: 1851, reorganized in 1855

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,306 square miles (3,380 km2), of which 512 square miles (1,330 km2) is land and 794 square miles (2,060 km2) (61%) is water. The county is considered to be part of West Michigan. The county's western border is formed by Lake Michigan.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Mason County (north)
  • Muskegon County (south)
  • Newaygo County (east)
  • Ozaukee County, Wisconsin (southwest)
  • Sheboygan County, Wisconsin (west) 

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