Shiawassee County, Michigan

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Shiawassee (pronounced /ˌʃaɪ.əˈwɒsiː/) is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan, the sole county of the Owosso Micropolitan Statistical Area, and part of the greater Lansing Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the population was 71,687, with a population of 70,006 according to the 2009 Census Bureau estimate. The county seat is Corunna[1]. The center of population of Michigan is located in Shiawassee County, in the village of Morrice [2] Shiawassee County is named for the Shiawassee River, and means 'river that twists about'.[3] The Shiawassee County Courthouse was built by Claire Allen, a prominent southern Michigan architect.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 541 square miles (1,400 km²), of which, 539 square miles (1,395 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) of it (0.37%) is water. The Shiawassee River enters it from Genesee County in the southeast and flows through Corunna and Owosso in the center of the county, exiting to Saginaw County in the north.

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