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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Ottawa County is a county located in the state of Michigan. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 263,801. The county seat is
Grand Haven. The county is named for the Ottawa Nation. It was set off in 1831 and organized in 1837.
Ottawa County is included in the Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Etymology - Origin of Ottawa County Name
Ottawa County is named for the Native American Ottawa people.