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Mecosta County, Michigan

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The county is named after Chief Mecosta, the leader of the Potawatomi Native American tribe who once traveled the local waterways in search of fish and game. Chief Mecosta was one of the signers the Treaty of Washington in 1836. The easily navigated waterways soon led to a boom in lumber industry growth. Workers settled the area in 1851, and the county was officially settled and the government officially organized in 1859.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Villages, Townships & Communities

Aetna | Altona | Austin | Barryton | Big Rapids (County Seat) | Canadian Lakes | Chippewa | Chippewa Lake | Colfax | Deerfield | Fork | Grant | Green | Hinton | Martiny | Mecosta | Millbrook | Morley | Morton | Paris | Remus | Rodney | Sheridan | Stanwood | Sylvester | West Millbrook | Wheatland



Genealogy Trails

Manistee National Forest (part)

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places