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Roscommon County is a county located in the state of Michigan. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 24,449. The county seat is Roscommon. The county was founded in 1840 and organized in 1875. Both the county and county seat are commonly referred to by locals as "Rosco".
Roscommon County is named for County Roscommon in Ireland.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Roscommon County was originally part of Midland County, which was organized in 1850. It remained part of Midland County until it was separated in 1875. Roscommon County was named after County Roscommon, Ireland
Set Off: 1840 as Mikenauk County. Renamed Rsocommon in 1843
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 580 square miles (1,500 km2), of which 520 square miles (1,300 km2) is land and 60 square miles (160 km2) (10%) is water. Roscommon County is considered to be part of Northern Michigan. Roscommon County is part of the Au Sable State Forest including Roscommon FMU (Ogemaw and Roscommon counties).
Bordering counties are as follows:
Some popular schools in Roscommon County is the Charlton Heston Academy, Roscommon Area School District, Houghton Lake Community Schools, and Kirtland Community College