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Osceola County is a county located in the state of Michigan. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 23,528. The county seat is Reed City
Osceola County was set off on April 1, 1840, named "Unwattin County", after an Ottawa leader. The name was changed March 8, 1843, to Osceola, after the Seminole leader.
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Osceola County was set off on April 1, 1840, named "Unwattin County", after an Ottawa leader. The name was changed March 8, 1843, to Osceola, after the Seminole leader. It was initially attached for administrative purposes to Ottawa County. In 1855, it was attached to Mason County; in 1857, to Newaygo County; and in 1859, to Mecosta County. Separate county government was organized in 1869 with Hersey as the county seat. Reed City became the county seat in 1927.
Set Off: 1840 as Unwattin County. Name changed to Osceola in 1843
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 573 square miles (1,480 km2), of which 566 square miles (1,470 km2) is land and 6.7 square miles (17 km2) (6.7%) is water. The county is drained by Muskegon River and branches of the Manistee River. The surface is level. Osceola County is part of Northern Michigan.
Bordering counties are as follows: