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Isabella County
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County Information
The area was originally known as Ojibiway Besse, meaning "the place of the Chippewa".
Set off as a county in 1831, and organized in 1859, it was named after Queen Isabella I of Castile.

Isabella Indian Reservation is located within the county and has a area of around 217 miles. It is the major land base of the federally recognized Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Nation. Part of the county seat of Mount Pleasant is located within the reservation.

 Clare (part) ~ Mount Pleasant (county seat)
 Rosebush ~ Shepherd ~ Lake Isabella

Census-designated places
 Beal City ~ Loomis ~ Weidman

Other Unincorporated Communities
 Blanchard ~ Sherman City
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