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OSCEOLA COUNTY MICHIGAN







Osceola county map

Size: 581 Square Miles
Elevation: 900-1700 Feet
Physiography: Upland plains, Hill uplands
Growing Season: 100-130 days
Annual Precipitation: 29-33 inches
Average Snowfall: 50-70 inches
Forest Type: Maple-Beech-Hemlock, Pine-Oak, Aspen-Birch
Fall Colors: Early October

The county was first named "Unwattin" after an Ottawa Indian Chief but was later changed to Osceola after an Indian Chief from Florida. The first white settler was Nathan Hersey, a fur trapper. Delos A Blodgett, a lumber baron, who planted the county's first crop of potatoes. For awhile lumbering was Osceola's main industry. Today Osceola is a leading Oil and Gas industry and there is still some farming.

Osceola County Government Page


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