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Lapeer county map

Size: 828 Square Miles
Elevation: 700-1000 Feet
Physiography: Lake border plains, rolling plains
Growing Season: 140-160 days
Annual Precipitation: 28-30 inches
Average Snowfall: 40-60 inches
Forest Type: Oak-Hickory, Elm-Ash-Cottonwood, Maple-Beech
Fall Colors: Early October

Chippewa Indians were the earliest settlers and the first white family settled in 1828. Growth in this area was slow due to hostile Indians and lack of roads. In the 1830's the communities of Almont, Dryden, Lapeer and Whitesville were established. Lumbering from 1840-1890 helped the county to grow. The Flint River was used to get the lumber to sawmills at Bay City, Saginaw and Flint. Forest fires in 1871 and 1881 allowed the agricultural industry to grow. After World War II dairying was very important with Lapeer being the largest in Michigan. Farming is still exists today.

Lapeer County Government

Almont (48003) Attica (48412) Burnside
Clifford (48727) Columbiaville (48421) Dryden (48428)
Elba (48446) Five Lakes Goodland
Hadley (48440) Hunters Creek Imlay City (48444)
Lapeer (48446) Lum (48452) Metamora (48455)
Millville North Branch (48461) Otter Lake (48464)
Silverwood (48760) Thornville blank

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