Cheboygan County MI Genealogy

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Cheboygan County

pronounced shih-boy-gun

(see Michigan State below)

Founded: Set off in 1840 from Mackinac County; organized in 1853.

Origin of Name: Native American word first applied to the river which means "Water of the Chippewa"

County seat: Cheboygan. At first called Duncan, then Inverness, and finally Cheboygan, the city was settled in 1846, incorporated as a village in 1871, reincorporated in 1877, and chartered as a city in 1889.

Land Area:  716 square miles

Physiography: Lake border plains, rolling plains, hill-lands

Elevation: 600-1200 feet

Cheboygan County is located at the "top of the mitt" in the northern part of the lower peninsula, south of the Straits of Mackinac that connect Lakes Michigan and Huron, and is traversed by I-75 and US-23. A 40 mile inland waterway connects rivers to lakes between Cheboygan, Indian River, and Alanson. Bordering counties are Emmet to the west, Presque Isle to the east, northeast of Charlevoix, northwest of Montmorency, and directly north of Otsego County.


Population Statistics:

1900
15,516
1910
17,872
1920
13,991
1930
11,502
1940
13,644
1950
13,731
1960
14,550
1970
16,573
1980
20,649
1990
21,398
1995
22,851
2000
26,448
2001
26,960
2002
27,072

In 2000 Cheboygan County ranked as the 54th most populous county in Michigan.

And just FYI because... Michigan's fourth and fifth largest lakes, Burt and Mullett, are located in Cheboygan County.



Michigan got its name from the Indian word meaning "Great Lake." This state touches on all but one of the Great lakes and has 40,000 square miles of water within its boundaries. Woodland Indians lived in the land when French explorers and fur traders first came to it. Once the timber, minerals, and fertile soil were discovered, settlers flocked to Michigan. They stayed to make this state first in production of automobiles, breakfast cereals, furniture, cherries, cucumbers, navy beans, and seedling pines.



Michigan
"Wolverine State"

Admitted to the Union:
Thursday, January 26, 1837

Capital:
Lansing

Motto:
Si Quaeris Peninsulam Ameonam, Circumspice
(If You Seek a Beautiful Peninsula, Look Around)

Land Area (square miles): 58,216

Population Statistics

1810 4,762
1820 8,896
1830 31,639
1840 212,267
1850 397,654
1860 749,113
1870 1,184,059
1880 1,636,937
1890 2,093,890
1900 2,420,982
1910 2,810,173
1920 3,668,412
1930 4,842,325
1940 5,256,106
1950 6,371,766
1960 7,823,194
1970 8,875,083
1980 9,262,078
1990 9,295,297
2000 9,938,444


Population is ranked 8th (in US) at 9,549,353 (1995 estimate)

Total area: 96,791 square miles [including water areas]

Greatest length [north to south]: 310 miles

Greatest width [east to west]: 400 miles

Highest point: 1,980 feet

Lowest point: 572 feet

Highest recorded temperature: 112 degrees

Lowest recorded temperature: -51 degrees

3,288 miles of shoreline

11,000 inland lakes

36,000 miles of rivers and streams

18.4 million acres of forest

Principal cities: Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Dearborn, Lansing

State Tree: White pine

State Bird: Robin

State Flower: Apple blossom

State Stone: Petoskey

State Gem: Isle Royale greenstone

State Fish: Brook trout

State song: "Michigan My Michigan"

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