Alger County, Michigan

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Alger County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 9,862. Its county seat is Munising[1]. The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is located within the county.

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History

Alger County was detached from Schoolcraft County, set off and organized in 1885. The county was named for lumber baron Russell Alexander Alger who was a Michigan Governor, U.S. Senator and U.S. Secretary of War during the William McKinley Presidential administration.[2] See also, List of Michigan county name etymologies, List of Michigan counties, and List of abolished U.S. counties.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,049 square miles (13,080 km2), of which 918 square miles (2,380 km2) is land and 4,131 square miles (10,700 km2) (81.82%) is water.

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