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SHIAWASSEE COUNTY MICHIGAN







Shiawassee County
Size: 540 Square Miles
Elevation: 700-900 Feet
Physiography: Rolling plains
Growing Season: 140-160 days
Annual Precipitation: 29-32 inches
Average Snowfall: 40-60 inches
Forest Type: Oak-Hickory, Maple-Beech
Fall Colors: Early October

Archaeological findings shows evidence that man lived in the Shiawassee area over 2,000 years ago. In 1947 a farmer found 3 huge teeth that was identified as Mastadon teeth. The first Indians that settled here were the Chippewa's. The Shiawassee river was used to head north to the Saginaw River to hunt and trap. In 1816 Henry Bolieu set up a trading post on the Shiawassee River. In 1836 immigrants came and settled on the Shiawassee River and then spreading throughout the county. Many of these settlers were farmers that grew wheat and potatoes and raised cattle and sheep. Today Shiawassee County is still a large agricultural area.

Shiawassee County Government


Alton Antrim (48418) Bancroff (48414)
Bennington Byron (48418) Carland (48810)
Corunna (48817) Durand (48429) Easton
Freemont Henderson (48841) Juddville
Kerby Laingsburg (48848) Lennon (48449)
Morrice (48857) New Haven New Lothrop (48460)
Newburg Nicholson Owosso (48867)
Ovid (48866) Perry (48872) Pittsburg
Shaftsburg (48882) Vernon (48476) blank





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