Lake County Michigan
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The county was created by the Michigan Legislature in 1840 as Aishcum County, after a well known Potawatomi Indian Chief. It was renamed Lake County in 1843, for its many lakes. It was administered by a succession of other Michigan counties prior to the organization of county government in 1871. Chase, first settled in 1867, was the first county seat. Baldwin became the county seat in 1875.
Baldwin was settled in 1872 and is named after Henry P. Baldwin, Governor of Michigan 1868-1872.
Courthouse in Baldwin, MI
Baldwin (county seat) ~ Luther
Branch ~ Chase ~ Idlewild ~ Irons
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