Iosco County, Michigan

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Iosco County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 27,339. The county seat is Tawas City[1].

Iosco is a Native American word meaning "water of light" In 1840 it was set off as Kanotin County, and renamed Iosco in 1843 The county was organized in 1857.[2]

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Geography

  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,891 square miles (4,897.7 km2), of which 549 square miles (1,421.9 km2) is land and 1,342 square miles (3,475.8 km2) (70.96%) is water.
  • The county is considered to be part of Northern Michigan.

Geographic features

  • Tawas Bay
  • Pine River, rises in Alcona County and flows into Iosco County, where it empties into Van Etten Lake at [show location on an interactive map] 44°29′38″N, 83°23′16″W northwest of Oscoda
  • Au Sable River
  • Turtle Marsh Wildlife Area[3]
  • Van Etten Lake
  • Tawas Lake
  • Foote Dam Pond
  • The County is part of the Au Sable State Forest, specifically the
    • Grayling FMU (Alcona, Crawford, Oscoda, and northern Iosco counties).

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