Michigan County Creation Dates and Parent Counties

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Name of County Date Formed Parent County Progeny County
Aishcum 01 Apr 1840 Oceana renamed Lake 1843
Alcona 08 Mar 1843 renamed from Neewago Oscoda
Alger 17 Mar 1885 Schoolcraft none
Allegan 02 Mar 1831 Kalamazoo none
Alpena 08 Mar 1843 renamed from Anamickee Alcona 1869, Oscoda 1840, Otsego 1840
Anamickee 01 Apr 1840 Michigan Territory renamed Alpena 1843
Antrim 08 Mar 1843 renamed from Meegisee none
Arenac 02 Mar 1831 Bay, Saginaw none
Baraga 19 Feb 1875 Houghton none
Barry 29 Oct 1829 St. Joseph, Kalamazoo none
Bay 17 Feb 1857 Saginaw, Midland Arenac 1831
Benzie 27 Feb 1863 Grand Traverse, Leelanau none
Berrien 29 Oct 1829 Cass none
Bleeker 1861 Marquette renamed Menominee 1863
Branch 29 Oct 1829 Michigan Territory none
Brown 26 Oct 1818 Michigan Territory now in State of Wisconsin
Calhoun 29 Oct 1829 St. Joseph, Kalamazoo Eaton 1829
Cass 29 Oct 1829 Lenawee Berrien 1829, Van Buren 1837
Charlevoix 08 Mar 1843 renamed from Reshkaiko none
Cheboygan 01 Apr 1840 Mackinac Alcona 1859, Alpena 1857, Forrest 1913, Iosco 1857, Ogemaw 1875, Oscoda 1840, Otsego 1840
Cheonoquet 01 Apr 1840 Michigan Territory renamed Montmorency 1843
Chippewa 26 Dec 1826 Mackinac Houghton 1845, Luce 1887, Ontonagon 1848, Schoolcraft 1848
Clare 08 Mar 1843 renamed from Kaykakee none
Clinton 02 Mar 1831 Shiawassee, Kent Gratiot 1855
Crawford (old) 26 Oct 1818 Michigan Territory now in State of Wisconsin
Crawford 01 Apr 1840 Michigan Territory
none
Delta 09 Mar 1843 Schoolcraft none
Demoine 01 Jun 1833 Michigan Territory now in State of Iowa
Dickinson 15 Jan 1851 Kossuth Emmet 1851
Dubuque (old) 06 Sep 1834 Michigan Territory now in State of Iowa
Eaton 29 Oct 1829 St. Joseph, Calhoun, Kalamazoo Ingham 1829
Emmet 08 Mar 1843 renamed from Tonedagana Charlevoix 1869
Genesee 08 Mar 1836 Oakland none
Gladwin 02 Mar 1831 Saginaw, Midland none
Gogebic 07 Feb 1881 Ontonagon none
Grand Traverse 01 Apr 1840 Mackinac Antrim 1843, Benzie 1863, Leelanau 1863
Gratiot 02 Mar 1831 Saginaw, Clinton none
Hillsdale 29 Oct 1829 Lenawee none
Houghton 09 Mar 1845 Chippewa Baraga 1875, Keweenaw 1861, Ontonagon 1848, Schoolcraft 1848
Huron 01 Apr 1840 Saginaw, St. Clair, Sanilac none
Ingham 29 Oct 1829 Washtenaw, Eaton, Jackson none
Ionia 02 Mar 1831 Kent Montcalm 1831
Iosco 08 Mar 1843 renamed from Kanotin Ogemaw 1875
Iowa 09 Oct 1829 Michigan Territory now in State of Wisconsin
Iron 03 Apr 1885 Marquette, Menominee none
Isabella 02 Mar 1831 Saginaw, Midland Clare 1871
Isle Royal 1875 Keweenaw dissolved 1897, part of Keweenaw
Jackson 29 Oct 1829 Washtenaw none
Kalamazoo 29 Oct 1829 St. Joseph Allegan 1835, Barry 1829, Calhoun 1829, Eaton 1829, Kent 1836
Kalkaska 08 Mar 1843 renamed from Wabasee none
Kanotin 01 Apr 1840 Michigan Territory renamed Iosco 1843
Kautawaubet 01 Apr 1840 Michigan Territory renamed Wexford 1843
Kaykakee 01 Apr 1840 Michigan Territory renamed Clare 1843
Kent 02 Mar 1831 Kalamazoo Clinton 1839, Ionia 1831, Mecosta 1859, Newaygo 1840, Ottawa 1837
Keweenaw 11 Mar 1861 Houghton, Iowa Isle Royal (dissolved 1897)
Lake 08 Mar 1843 renamed from Aishcum none
Lapeer 10 Sep 1822 Oakland Sanilac 1848
Leelanau 01 Apr 1840 Grand Traverse Benzie 1863
Lenawee 10 Sep 1822 Indian lands Cass 1829, Hillsdale 1835
Livingston 24 Mar 1836 Shiawassee, Washtenaw none
Luce 01 Mar 1887 Chippewa, Mackinac none
Mackinac 08 Mar 1843 renamed from Michilimackinac Cheboygan 1840, Chippewa 1826, Emmet 1853, Grand Traverse 1840, Luce 1887, Manistee 1855, Otsego 1840
Macomb 11 Mar 1818 Wayne none
Manistee 01 Apr 1840 Mackinac, Ottawa, Oceana none
Manitou 13 Feb 1855 Michigan Territory dissolved 1895
Marquette 09 Mar 1843 Schoolcraft Dickinson 1891, Iron 1885, Menominee 1863, Washington 1867
Mason 08 Mar 1843 renamed from Notipekago Lake 1871, Osceola 1869
Mecosta 01 Apr 1840 Kent, Newaygo Clare 1871, Osceola 1869
Meegisee 01 Apr 1840 Michigan Territory renamed Antrim 1843
Menominee 19 Mar 1863 renamed from Bleeker 1861 Dickinson 1891, Iron 1885
Michilimackinac 26 Oct 1818 Michigan Territory renamed Mackinac 1843
Midland 02 Mar 1831 Saginaw Bay 1857, Clare 1871, Gladwin 1855, Isabella 1831, Ogemaw 1875
Mikensauk 01 Apr 1840 Michigan Territory renamed Roscommon 1843
Milwaukee 06 Sep 1834 Michigan Territory now in State of Wisconsin
Monroe 14 Jul 1817 Wayne none
Montcalm 02 Mar 1831 Ionia none
Montmorency 08 Mar 1843 renamed from Cheonoguet none
Muskegon 04 Feb1 859 Ottawa, Newaygo none
Negwegon (old) 01 Apr 1840 Michigan Territory renamed Alcona 1843
Newaygo 01 Ap 1840 Kent, Muskegon, Oceana Lake 1871, Mecosta 1854, Osceola 1869, Muskegon 1859
Notipekago 01 Apr 1840 Michigan Territory renamed Mason 1843
Oakland 12 Jan 1819 Michigan Territory Genesee 1836, lapeer 1835, Sanilac 1848, Saginaw 1822, Shaiwassee 1822
Oceana 02 Mar 1831 Ottawa Lake 1871, Manistee 1855, Mason 1855, Newaygo 1840
Ogemaw 27 Feb 1875 Cheboygan, Midland, Iosco none
Okkado 01 Apr 1840 Michigan Territory renamed Otsego 1843
Ontonagon 03 Apr 1848 Chippewa, Houghton Gogebic 1881
Osceola 08 Mar 1843 renamed from Unwattin none
Oscoda 01 Apr 1840 Michigan Territory none
Otsego 08 Mar 1843 renamed from Okkado none
Ottawa 02 Mar 1831 Kent Manistee 1855, Mason 1855
Presque Isle 01 Apr 1840 Michigan Territory none
Reshkaiko 01 Apr 1840 Michigan Territory renamed Charlevoix 1843
Roscommon 08 Mar 1843 renamed from Mikenauk none
Saginaw 10 Sep 1822 Oakland Arenac 1883, Bay 1857, Gladwin 1855, Gratiot 1855, Huron 1840, Iosco 1857, Isabella 1831, Midland 1850
St. Clair 10 Sep 1820 Wayne Huron 1840, Sanilac 1848
St. Joseph 29 Oct 1829 Wayne Barry 1829, Calhoun 1829, Eaton 1829, Kalamazoo 1829
Sanilac 10 Sep 1822 Oakland, St. Clair, Lapeer Huron 1840, Tuscola 1850
Schoolcraft 09 Mar 1843 Chippewa, Houghton Alger 1855, Delta 1861, Marquette 1851
Shawano 26 Oct 1818 Michigan Territory now in State of Wisconsin
Shiawassee 10 Sep 1822 Oakland, Genesee Clitnon 1839, Livingston 1836
Tonedagana 01 Apr 1840 Michigan Territory renamed Emmet 1843
Tuscola 01 Apr 1840 Sanilac none
Unwattin 01 Apr 1840 Michigan Territory renamed Osceola 1843
Van Buren 29 Oct 1829 Cass none
Wabasee 01 Apr 1840 Michigan Territory renamed Kalkaska 1843
Washtenaw 20 Nov 1822 Wayne Livingston 1836, Ingahm 1829, Jackson 1832
Wayne 18 Aug 1796 Northwest Territory Michilimackinac 1818, Macomb 1818, Monroe 1817, St. Clair 1820, St. Joseph 1820, Washtenaw 1826
Wexford 08 Mar 1843 renamed from Kautawaubet none