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CLARE COUNTY MICHIGAN







Clare county map

Size: 571 Square Miles
Elevation: 800-1300 Feet
Physiography: Hill-lands; Upland Plains
Growing Season:90-130 days
Annual Precipitation:29-31 inches
Average Snowfall: 40-60 inches
Forest Type:Aspen-Birch, Maple Beech, Oak-Hickory
Fall Colors:Late September to early October

The county was first named Kaykee after a Chippewa chief in 1840. An Irish surveyor in 1843 change the name in honor of the county of his origin. The first family to settle in Clare county was William Crawford, a Civil War veteran, in Grant Township. It was here a sawmill was built and a village soon grew, and later became known as Dover. Lumbering was a major industry. With the automobile in the 1920's, tourist and sportsmen came to the area because of the many lakes and streams. Besides its recreational attractions, Clare County sustains farming and some small scale manufacturing.

Airport Forest Allendale (49401) Ash Acres
Browns Corners Buck Trails Clare (48617)
Colonville Cooperton Dover
Elm Grove Farwell (48622) Harrison (48625)
Hatton Hubbels Lake (48632)
Lake George (48633) Leota Long Lake Heights
Meredith Phelps Piney Woods
Rainbow Bend Renrick Sheldons Crossing
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