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Manitou County consisted of the Manitou Islands, in Lake Michigan near the Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula consisting of

  • North Manitou Island
  • South Manitou Island

The islands are now part of Leelanau County.


Manitou County, Michigan was formed 13 Feburary 1855 from Emmet County, and Leelanau County. In 1861 the county government was disorganized and Manitou was attached to Mackinac County. In 1865 it was attached again to Leelanau County and then in 1869. Finally in 1869 Manitou County was abolished and taken into Charlevoix and Leelanau County. [1]


  1. Extinct Michigan Counties


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