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County Information
The first permanent settler, Marvel Secord, took up residence along the Tittabawassee River in what is now Secord Township.
He was a trapper and trader who provided supplies to lumbering camps in the area.

The earliest census in the area was in 1860, and that census listed 14 residents, including two families with children.
Of these, 11 were associated with lumbering camps that had begun to appear that year, and three were listed as "hunters."

The county is named for Henry Gladwin, British military commandant at Detroit in 1763 during Pontiac's War.
The county was set off and named in 1831 and organized in 1875.

Beaverton ~ Gladwin (county seat)

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March 2017:  bios for COAN, POWELL.  Sicklist news for TOBIN.  Crime News for GLENN, FOSTER.  Marriage announcement for FREER-STAFFAN 




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