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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.

Lake County, Michigan

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Lake County is a county located in the state of Michigan. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 11,539. The county seat is Baldwin. The county was set off as Aishcum County in 1840. In 1843 it was renamed Lake, for its many lakes. It was organized in 1871

Etymology - Origin of Lake County Name

Lake County has several small lakes and lies near Lake Michigan.


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Lake County History

Lake County has several small lakes and lies near Lake Michigan.

Set Off: 1840 as Aishcum County. Renamed Lake in 1843.

Organized: 1871

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 574 square miles (1,490 km2), of which 567 square miles (1,470 km2) is land and 6.9 square miles (18 km2) (1.2%) is water

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Osceola County (east)
  • Newaygo County (south)


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