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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.

Schoolcraft County, Michigan

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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.


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Schoolcraft County History

Schoolcraft County was named for explorer and ethnologist Henry Schoolcraft.

Set Off: 1843

Organized: 1871

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,884 square miles (4,880 km2), of which 1,171 square miles (3,030 km2) is land and 713 square miles (1,850 km2) (38%) is water

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Luce County (northeast)
  • Mackinac County (southeast)
  • Delta County (southwest)
  • Alger County (northwest)


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