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Parent County Counties Created by Boundary Changes
Aishcum 1840 Apr 01 Details Oceana renamed Lake 1843
Alcona 1843 Mar 08 Details renamed from Neewago Oscoda
Alger 1885 Mar 17 Details Schoolcraft none
Allegan 1831 Mar 02 Details Kalamazoo none
Alpena 1843 Mar 08 Details renamed from Anamickee Alcona 1869, Oscoda 1840, Otsego 1840
Anamickee 1840 Apr 01 Details Michigan Territory renamed Alpena 1843
Antrim 1843 Mar 08 Details renamed from Meegisee none
Arenac 1831 Mar 02 Details Bay, Saginaw none
Baraga 1875 Feb 19 Details Houghton none
Barry 1829 Oct 29 Details St. Joseph, Kalamazoo none
Bay 1857 Feb 17 Details Saginaw, Midland Arenac 1831
Benzie 1863 Feb 27 Details Grand Traverse, Leelanau none
Berrien 1829 Oct 29 Details Cass none
Bleeker 1861 1 18 Details Marquette renamed Menominee 1863
Branch 1829 Oct 29 Details Michigan Territory none
Brown 1818 Oct 26 Details Michigan Territory now in State of Wisconsin
Calhoun 1829 Oct 29 Details St. Joseph, Kalamazoo Eaton 1829
Cass 1829 Oct 29 Details Lenawee Berrien 1829, Van Buren 1837
Charlevoix 1843 Mar 08 Details renamed from Reshkaiko none
Cheboygan 1840 Apr 01 Details Mackinac Alcona 1859, Alpena 1857, Forrest 1913, Iosco 1857, Ogemaw 1875, Oscoda 1840, Otsego 1840
Cheonoquet 1840 Apr 01 Details Michigan Territory renamed Montmorency 1843
Chippewa 1826 Dec 26 Details Mackinac Houghton 1845, Luce 1887, Ontonagon 1848, Schoolcraft 1848
Clare 1843 Mar 08 Details renamed from Kaykakee none
Clinton 1831 Mar 02 Details Shiawassee, Kent Gratiot 1855
Crawford (old) 1818 Oct 26 Details Michigan Territory now in State of Wisconsin
Crawford 1840 Apr 01 Details Michigan Territory
none
Delta 1843 Mar 09 Details Schoolcraft none
Demoine 1833 Jun 01 Details Michigan Territory now in State of Iowa
Dickinson 1851 Jan 15 Details Kossuth Emmet 1851
Dubuque (old) 1834 Sep 06 Details Michigan Territory now in State of Iowa
Eaton 1829 Oct 29 Details St. Joseph, Calhoun, Kalamazoo Ingham 1829
Emmet 1843 Mar 08 Details renamed from Tonedagana Charlevoix 1869
Genesee 1836 Mar 08 Details Oakland none
Gladwin 1831 Mar 02 Details Saginaw, Midland none
Gogebic 1881 Feb 07 Details Ontonagon none
Grand Traverse 1840 Apr 01 TRAVERSE Details Mackinac Antrim 1843, Benzie 1863, Leelanau 1863
Gratiot 1831 Mar 02 Details Saginaw, Clinton none
Hillsdale 1829 Oct 29 Details Lenawee none
Houghton 1845 Mar 09 Details Chippewa Baraga 1875, Keweenaw 1861, Ontonagon 1848, Schoolcraft 1848
Huron 1840 Apr 01 Details Saginaw, St. Clair, Sanilac none
Ingham 1829 Oct 29 Details Washtenaw, Eaton, Jackson none
Ionia 1831 Mar 02 Details Kent Montcalm 1831
Iosco 1843 Mar 08 Details renamed from Kanotin Ogemaw 1875
Iowa 1829 Oct 09 Details Michigan Territory now in State of Wisconsin
Iron 1885 Apr 03 Details Marquette, Menominee none
Isabella 1831 Mar 02 Details Saginaw, Midland Clare 1871
Isle Royal 1875 5 18 Details Keweenaw dissolved 1897, part of Keweenaw
Jackson 1829 Oct 29 Details Washtenaw none
Kalamazoo 1829 Oct 29 Details St. Joseph Allegan 1835, Barry 1829, Calhoun 1829, Eaton 1829, Kent 1836
Kalkaska 1843 Mar 08 Details renamed from Wabasee none
Kanotin 1840 Apr 01 Details Michigan Territory renamed Iosco 1843
Kautawaubet 1840 Apr 01 Details Michigan Territory renamed Wexford 1843
Kaykakee 1840 Apr 01 Details Michigan Territory renamed Clare 1843
Kent 1831 Mar 02 Details Kalamazoo Clinton 1839, Ionia 1831, Mecosta 1859, Newaygo 1840, Ottawa 1837
Keweenaw 1861 Mar 11 Details Houghton, Iowa Isle Royal (dissolved 1897)
Lake 1843 Mar 08 Details renamed from Aishcum none
Lapeer 1822 Sep 10 Details Oakland Sanilac 1848
Leelanau 1840 Apr 01 Details Grand Traverse Benzie 1863
Lenawee 1822 Sep 10 Details Indian lands Cass 1829, Hillsdale 1835
Livingston 1836 Mar 24 Details Shiawassee, Washtenaw none
Luce 1887 Mar 01 Details Chippewa, Mackinac none
Mackinac 1843 Mar 08 Details renamed from Michilimackinac Cheboygan 1840, Chippewa 1826, Emmet 1853, Grand Traverse 1840, Luce 1887, Manistee 1855, Otsego 1840
Macomb 1818 Mar 11 Details Wayne none
Manistee 1840 Apr 01 Details Mackinac, Ottawa, Oceana none
Manitou 1855 Feb 13 Details Michigan Territory dissolved 1895
Marquette 1843 Mar 09 Details Schoolcraft Dickinson 1891, Iron 1885, Menominee 1863, Washington 1867
Mason 1843 Mar 08 Details renamed from Notipekago Lake 1871, Osceola 1869
Mecosta 1840 Apr 01 Details Kent, Newaygo Clare 1871, Osceola 1869
Meegisee 1840 Apr 01 Details Michigan Territory renamed Antrim 1843
Menominee 1863 Mar 19 Details renamed from Bleeker 1861 Dickinson 1891, Iron 1885
Michilimackinac 1818 Oct 26 Details Michigan Territory renamed Mackinac 1843
Midland 1831 Mar 02 Details Saginaw Bay 1857, Clare 1871, Gladwin 1855, Isabella 1831, Ogemaw 1875
Mikensauk 1840 Apr 01 Details Michigan Territory renamed Roscommon 1843
Milwaukee 1834 Sep 06 Details Michigan Territory now in State of Wisconsin
Monroe 1817 Jul 14 Details Wayne none
Montcalm 1831 Mar 02 Details Ionia none
Montmorency 1843 Mar 08 Details renamed from Cheonoguet none
Muskegon 859 Feb 04 Details Ottawa, Newaygo none
Negwegon (old) 1840 Apr 01 Details Michigan Territory renamed Alcona 1843
Newaygo 1840 Ap 01 Details Kent, Muskegon, Oceana Lake 1871, Mecosta 1854, Osceola 1869, Muskegon 1859
Notipekago 1840 Apr 01 Details Michigan Territory renamed Mason 1843
Oakland 1819 Jan 12 Details Michigan Territory Genesee 1836, lapeer 1835, Sanilac 1848, Saginaw 1822, Shaiwassee 1822
Oceana 1831 Mar 02 Details Ottawa Lake 1871, Manistee 1855, Mason 1855, Newaygo 1840
Ogemaw 1875 Feb 27 Details Cheboygan, Midland, Iosco none
Okkado 1840 Apr 01 Details Michigan Territory renamed Otsego 1843
Ontonagon 1848 Apr 03 Details Chippewa, Houghton Gogebic 1881
Osceola 1843 Mar 08 Details renamed from Unwattin none
Oscoda 1840 Apr 01 Details Michigan Territory none
Otsego 1843 Mar 08 Details renamed from Okkado none
Ottawa 1831 Mar 02 Details Kent Manistee 1855, Mason 1855
Presque Isle 1840 Apr 01 ISLE Details Michigan Territory none
Reshkaiko 1840 Apr 01 Details Michigan Territory renamed Charlevoix 1843
Roscommon 1843 Mar 08 Details renamed from Mikenauk none
Saginaw 1822 Sep 10 Details Oakland Arenac 1883, Bay 1857, Gladwin 1855, Gratiot 1855, Huron 1840, Iosco 1857, Isabella 1831, Midland 1850
St. Clair 1820 Sep 10 CLAIR Details Wayne Huron 1840, Sanilac 1848
St. Joseph 1829 Oct 29 JOSEPH Details Wayne Barry 1829, Calhoun 1829, Eaton 1829, Kalamazoo 1829
Sanilac 1822 Sep 10 Details Oakland, St. Clair, Lapeer Huron 1840, Tuscola 1850
Schoolcraft 1843 Mar 09 Details Chippewa, Houghton Alger 1855, Delta 1861, Marquette 1851
Shawano 1818 Oct 26 Details Michigan Territory now in State of Wisconsin
Shiawassee 1822 Sep 10 Details Oakland, Genesee Clitnon 1839, Livingston 1836
Tonedagana 1840 Apr 01 Details Michigan Territory renamed Emmet 1843
Tuscola 1840 Apr 01 Details Sanilac none
Unwattin 1840 Apr 01 Details Michigan Territory renamed Osceola 1843
Van Buren 1829 Oct 29 BUREN Details Cass none
Wabasee 1840 Apr 01 Details Michigan Territory renamed Kalkaska 1843
Washtenaw 1822 Nov 20 Details Wayne Livingston 1836, Ingahm 1829, Jackson 1832
Wayne 1796 Aug 18 Details Northwest Territory Michilimackinac 1818, Macomb 1818, Monroe 1817, St. Clair 1820, St. Joseph 1820, Washtenaw 1826
Wexford 1843 Mar 08 Details renamed from Kautawaubet none

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