Clare County, Michigan

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Clare County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 31,252. The county seat is Harrison[1]. Farwell was the first county seat; in 1877 the county seat was moved to Harrison.

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History

The county was set off in 1840 as Kaykekee County from Mackinac County. It was renamed Clare in 1843 after County Clare in Ireland. It was officially organized in 1871.[2][3]

Geography

Geographic features

  • Au Sable State Forest
    • Gladwin FMU (Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, southern Iosco, Isabella, and Midland counties).

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