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Clare County, Michigan

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The county was created by the Michigan Legislature from part of Michilimackinac County in 1840, named Kaykakee County. It was renamed Clare County in 1843 after County Clare in Ireland. The county was administered by a succession of other Michigan counties prior to the organization of county government in 1871. Farwell was the first county seat; in 1877 the county seat was moved to Harrison.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Villages, Townships & Communities

  • Airport Forest
  • Allendale
  • Arthur
  • Ash Acres
  • Clare (part)
  • Clarence
  • Colonville
  • Dover
  • Farwell
  • Franklin
  • Freeman
  • Frost
  • Garfield
  • Grant
  • Greenwood
  • Hamilton
  • Harrison (County Seat)
  • Hatton
  • Hayes
  • Lake
  • Lake George
  • Leota
  • Lincoln
  • Long Lake Heights
  • Meredith
  • Piney Woods
  • Redding
  • Sheridan
  • Summerfield
  • Surrey
  • Temple
  • Winterfield



Clare Congregational Church

The George Hitchcock House