Glaciers shaped all of Crawford County, creating a unique regional ecosystem, consisting of broad outwash plains, jack pine barrens, some white pine-red pine forests, and northern hardwood forests, and a multitude of lakes.
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Glaciers shaped all of Crawford County, creating a unique regional ecosystem, consisting of broad outwash plains, jack pine barrens, some white pine-red pine forests, and northern hardwood forests, and a multitude of lakes.

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Named after early American politician  DeWitt Clinton, Clinton County was founded in 1831.
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Named after early American politician  DeWitt Clinton, Clinton County was founded in 1831.

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Founded in 1840 as part of Makinac County, Kaykekee County was renamed to Clare after County Clare in Ireland and has a prominent bird watching community.
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Founded in 1840 as part of Makinac County, Kaykekee County was renamed to Clare after County Clare in Ireland and has a prominent bird watching community.

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Located in the Upper Peninsula, Chippewa County is home to the Soo Locks in Sault Saint Marie, allowing ships to travel from Lake Superior to the lower Great Lakes.
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Located in the Upper Peninsula, Chippewa County is home to the Soo Locks in Sault Saint Marie, allowing ships to travel from Lake Superior to the lower Great Lakes.

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Forming in 1840, Cheboygan is speculated to come from the Ojibwa term for “sewing needle” and shares the origin of the Cheboygan River.
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Forming in 1840, Cheboygan is speculated to come from the Ojibwa term for “sewing needle” and shares the origin of the Cheboygan River.

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Formed in 1869, Charlevoix is home to the Beaver Island archipelago including the Gull, Hat, Pismire, and Shoe islands.
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Formed in 1869, Charlevoix is home to the Beaver Island archipelago including the Gull, Hat, Pismire, and Shoe islands.

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Formed in 1829, Cass County played a prominent role in the Underground Railroad.
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Formed in 1829, Cass County played a prominent role in the Underground Railroad.

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Formed in 1829, Calhoun County is named after John C. Calhoun, Vice President under Andrew Jackson. It is also home to the third largest city in Michigan, Battle Creek.
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Formed in 1829, Calhoun County is named after John C. Calhoun, Vice President under Andrew Jackson. It is also home to the third largest city in Michigan, Battle Creek.

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Founded in 1829, Branch County is named after the U.S. Secretary of the Navy John Branch.
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Founded in 1829, Branch County is named after the U.S. Secretary of the Navy John Branch.

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Sitting in the furthest SW corner of Michigan, Berrien County is home to Paw Paw Lake and the St. Joseph river.
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Sitting in the furthest SW corner of Michigan, Berrien County is home to Paw Paw Lake and the St. Joseph river.

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