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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.

Montcalm County, Michigan

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Montcalm County is a county located in the state of Michigan. The Southwestern Portion of the county ( referring mostly to Greenville) identifies strongly as " West Michigan", while the rest of the county classifies themselves as being located within the Central portion of Lower Michigan. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 63,342. The county seat is Stanton The county is named for General Marquis Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French military commander of troops in Canada during the French and Indian War. The county was set off in 1831 and organized in 1850.

Montcalm County is included in the Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Montcalm County Name

Montcalm County is named for General Marquis de Montcalm, commander of French troops in Canada during the French and Indian War.


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Montcalm County History

Montcalm County is named for the Marquis de Montcalm.

Set Off: 1831

Organized: 1850

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 721 square miles (1,870 km2), of which 705 square miles (1,830 km2) is land and 15 square miles (39 km2) (2.1%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Isabella County (northeast)
  • Mecosta County (north)
  • Gratiot County (east)
  • Newaygo County (west)
  • Ionia County (south)
  • Kent County (southwest)


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