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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.

Midland County, Michigan

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Midland County is a county located in the state of Michigan. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 83,629. The county seat is Midland. The county's name is due to its closeness to the geographical Lower Peninsula's geographical center. It was set off in 1831. Organization did not take place until 1850, and that 1850 organization "was never implemented:" It was not until 1855 that the county was effectively organized.

Midland County comprises the Midland, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area and is included in the Saginaw-Midland-Bay City, MI Combined Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Midland County Name

Midland County is located near the midpoint of the Lower Peninsula.


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Midland County History

Midland County is located near the midpoint of the Lower Peninsula.

Set Off: 1831

Organized: 1850, however the 1850 organization was never implemented and the county was effectively organized in 1855.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 528 square miles (1,370 km2), of which 516 square miles (1,340 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31 km2) (2.2%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Gladwin County (north)
  • Bay County (east)
  • Isabella County (west)
  • Saginaw County (southeast)
  • Gratiot County (southwest)
  • Clare County (northwest)


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