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Size: 572 Square Miles
Elevation: 700-900 Feet
Physiography: Rolling plains
Growing Season: 140-160 days
Annual Precipitation: 30-32 inches
Average Snowfall: 40-60 inches
Forest Type: Oak-Hickory, Maple-Beech, Elm-Ash-Cottonwood
Fall Colors: Early October

The county is named after DeWitt Clinton who was the New York Governor and Father of the Erie Canal. Farmers settled in the area in 1830's. St John's became the county's largest community when the railroad arrived. After the Civil War, Zachariah Chandler bought 3,000 acres of land. He built many ditches to drain off a lot of the swampland. During the late 1800's farming grew in the area. In 1930's the peppermint industry grew but the disease of veticillium wilt hurt that. Today it is a small spearmint industry. The Maple River was picked for the first major wetland restoration project by the Michigan Wildlife Habitat Foundation. The project completed in 1984 and restored hundreds of acres of wetlands along the river.

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Bath (48808) Bengal Carland (48831)
DeWitt (48820) Eagle (48822) Elsie (48831)
Eureka (48833) Fowler (48835) Gunnisonville
Hubbardston (48845) Maple Rapids (48853) Matherton
Olive Ovid (48866) Pewamo (48873)
Price Riley Saint Johns (48879)
Shepardville Victor Wacousta
Westphalia (48894) blank blank

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