Alpena County Michigan
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The county was created by the Michigan Legislature in 1840 as Anamickee County, then renamed in 1843 to Alpena County
Officially Organized February 7, 1857
County Seat and largest City: Alpena
Alpena County is in the northeast of the mitten-shaped Lower Peninsula of Michigan.
Lake Huron and Thunder Bay are to the east, Alcona County to the south, Oscoda County to the southwest, Montmorency County to the west, and Presque Isle County to the north. Most of the county is drained by the Thunder Bay River and its tributaries. The Mackinaw State Forest occupies large tracts of land in the county. The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is located offshore adjacent to the county.
The 45th parallel bisects the county, meaning it is half way between the North Pole and the equator.
Several islands in Thunder Bay are part of the Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuge. There are automated lighthouses on Middle Island and Thunder Bay Island. [source: wikipedia]
Alpena (county seat)
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