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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Schoolcraft County Education, Geography, and History
Schoolcraft County is a county located in the Upper Peninsula of the state of Michigan. Based on the 2010 census, the population was
8,485. The county seat is Manistique, which lies along the northern shore of Lake Michigan. The county is named in honor of Henry Schoolcraft,
who explored the area with the expedition of Lewis Cass. The county was founded in 1843 and organized in 1876.
Etymology - Origin of Schoolcraft County Name
Schoolcraft County was named for explorer and ethnologist Henry Schoolcraft.