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Grand Traverse Co
Michigan

Grand Traverse County History

Founded: 1851


County Seat: Traverse City.

Grand Traverse County was orignially called Omeena County and seperated in 1840.  Legislature in 1851 Renamed and founded Grand Traverse County.   The first settlement was a mission, now called Old Mission, located on the peninsula between the two bays, East and West Grand Traverse Bays.  Grand Traverse comes from a french phrase meaning "Long crossing" because of they way it is situated between the two bays. Grand Traverse County is home of the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, and Northwestern Michigan College and the Great Lakes Maritime Academy.


 

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GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY 
The Traverse Region - H. R. Page & Co., 1884 Pg. 38-94 

 

 

CITIES, TOWNS & VILLAGES

Acme
City of Acme
Bates
Bates Township
Blair Blair Township
Cedar Run
Cedar Run Depot
Fife Lake
City of Fife Lake
East Bay
East Bay Township
Garfield
Garfield Township
Grant
Grant Township
Grawn
Grawn Township
Green Lake
Green Lake Township
Interlochen
City of Interlochen
Karlin
City of Karlin
Kingsley
City of Kingsley
Long Lake
City of Long Lake
Mayfield
City of Mayfield
Neahtawanta
City of Neahtawanta
Old Mission
City of Old Mission
Old Mission Point Lighthouse
Paradise
Paradise Township
Peninsula
Peninsula Township
Traverse City
Traverse City Courthouse 
History of Traverse City 
Traverse City Library 
Northern Nichigan Asylum 
Bassett Lake
Union
Union Township
Whitewater
Whitewater Township
Williamsburg
City of Williamsburg
Yuba
Yuba Township

 


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Adjacent Counties
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