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Size: 642 Square Miles
Elevation: 600-900 Feet
Physiography: Lake border plains, rolling plains
Growing Season: 140-160 days
Annual Precipitation: 29-31 inches
Average Snowfall: 40-60 inches
Forest Type: Oak-Hickory, Elm-Ash-Cottonwood
Fall Colors: Early October

Genesse, the name meaning "beautiful valley", was named for a New York county. The first white settler to the county was Jacob Smith from Quebec. In 1819 he started a trading post on the Flint River. Construction on a military road began in 1829 that connected Detroit with Saginaw Bay. In the 1830's saw mills were built on the Thread River south of Flint. As lumbering declined, the manufacturing of carriages grew with the opening of the Durant-Dort Company. An arch was built over Saginaw street that read "Flint: Vehicle City". Soon the automobile began to replace the carriage and in 1904 Durant invested into Buick Motor Company. The growth of the auto industry increased Flint's economy.

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Argentine Atlas (48411) Beecher
Burton Clio (48420) Davison (48423)
Duffield Farrandville Fenton (48430)
Flint Flushing (48433) Gaines (48436)
Genesee (48437) Goodrich (48438) Grand Blanc (48439)
Huntingtown Lakeside Lennon (48449)
Linden (48451) Montrose (48457) Mount Morris (48458)
Otisville (48463) Otter Lake (48464) Rankin
Rogersville Russellville Swartz Creek (48473)
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