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Midland County

Size: 520 Square Miles
Elevation: 600-800 Feet
Physiography: Lake border plains
Growing Season: 130-150 days
Annual Precipitation: 28-30 inches
Average Snowfall: 30-40 inches
Forest Type: Aspen-Birch, Elm-Ash-Cottonwood, Maple-Beech
Fall Colors: Early October

Midland County lies on the western edge of Saginaw Valley area. The Chippewas, Pottawatomi and Ottawa Indians lived here until they ceded their lands to the US Government under the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw. The Indians were hostile during their loss of land which kept whites away until the 1820's. The first white settlers were the French fur traders. In 1832 after the US Government surveys, agricultural development was slowed due to reports the soil was poor and the land wet and low by this survey. But later flourished as the reports were proved wrong. With more settlers the area grew in lumbering. The first salt well in the state of Michigan was sunk on the banks of the Little Salt River in 1878. Herbert Henry Dow founded the Dow Chemical Company in 1897. Midland County today is know as the "Tri-County" area which includes Saginaw and Bay counties. The Midland Center for the Arts was dedicated in 1971.

Midland County Government Page

Alamando Averill Bombay
Bullock Coleman (48618) Curtis
Dean Dice Corners Edenville (48620)
Floyd Francis Grove Gordonville
Hope (48628) Hubbard Jam
Laporte Larkin Lockport
Mapleton Midland North Bradley
North Wheeler Oil City Olson
Pleasant Valley Porter Poseville
Redstone Saint Elmo Sanford (48657)
Teeterville Wrights Bridge blank

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