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LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN
GENEALOGY and HISTORY

 


 

A LITTLE HISTORY OF LIVINGSTON COUNTY

What is now Livingston County started out as a portion of Wayne County when the Territory of Michigan was formed in 1815. Over time, the area was included in the different counties as they were separated from the original.

1818 saw the establishment of Macomb County
1820 saw the establishment of Oakland County
1822 saw the creation of Washtenaw and Shiawassee Counties. What is now Livingston County was divided between these two counties: Green Oak, Hamburg, Putman, Unadilla, Iosco, Marion, Genoa and Brighton in Washtenaw and Hartland, Oceola, Howell, Handy, Conway, Cohoctah, Deerfield and Tyrone to Shiawassee County.

21 Mar 1833, Gov. George Porter approved the creation of Livingston County, to include the Shiawassee and Washtenaw townships listed above. Many of the counties that were formed during this timeframe, were named for members of President Andrew Jackson's cabinet. Livingston County was named for Edward Livingston, who was President Jackson's Secretary of State.

24 Mar 1836, Michigan Legislature passed final approval of Livingston County.

The county seat is Howell, which is also the largest city. As of the 2010 Census, Brighton is the only other city in Livingston county. The rest of the population areas are towns, villages and townships. Most of Livingston County is still rural farmland.

If you are interested in reading more about the History of Livingston County, Click Here

I'm your host, Nancy Bliven.  My paternal grandfather (Martin H. Bliven) and both of his parents were born and raised in Livingston County. I have a lot of family information that I will be adding to the site as I get it transcribed.

You can help me and other researchers in Livingston county by sending us any information that you might have on the History of the townships, towns and cities in this County.  Email Me with your submissions, and I will add it.

IT IS THE GOAL OF THIS WEBSITE TO CONTINUALLY ADD NEW DATA AND I WILL BE ADDING WHAT I CAN,
BUT THE GROUP IS UNABLE TO DO PERSONAL RESEARCH

 

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SUBJECTS OF INTEREST
BIOGRAPHIES BIRTHS BUSINESSES & MFG CEMETERIES
CENSUS - PENSIONS - TAXES CHURCHES DEATHS HISTORY OF COUNTY
MARRIAGES MILITARY NEWS ARTICLES OBITUARIES
PIONEER FAMILIES SCHOOLS Governor/Senator Kinsley S. Bingham  

 

THE TOWNSHIPS OF LIVINGSTON COUNTIES
CONWAY COHOCTAH DEERFIELD TYRONE
HANDY HOWELL OCEOLA HARTLAND
IOSCO MARION GENOA BRIGHTON
UNDILLA PUTNAM HAMBURG GREEN OAK

 

CITIES, TOWNS & VILLAGES
BRIGHTON COHOCTAH DEERFIELD CENTER FOWLERVILLE
GREEN OAK HAMBURG HARTLAND HELL
HOWELL OAK GROVE / CHEMUNGVILLE PICKNEY PLAINFIELD
TYRONE CENTER UNDILLA WHITMORE LAKE WILLIAMSVILLE

SURROUNDING COUNTIES
JACKSON WASHTENAW GENESEE
OAKLAND INGHAM SHIAWASSEE

 


 

 

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