Kalkaska County

Kalkaska County, Michigan

PO Box 10
Kalkaska, MI 49646
Phone: (231) 258-3300
Fax: (231) 258-3337

In north-central MI, east of Traverse City; established as Wabassee County Apr 1, 1840 from Crawford County; name changed Mar 8, 1843. Name Origin: From an Indian word of uncertain origin and meaning, although some sources suggest that it is from a Chippewa word meaning 'burned over.'

Area (sq mi):: 570.76 (land 561.02; water 9.75) Population per square mile: 30.70
Population 2005: 17,239 State rank: 66 Population change: 2000-20005 4.00%; 1990-2000 22.80% Population 2000: 16,571 (White 96.90%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.00%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 38.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,309; median household $36,072; Population below poverty level: 10.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,350-$18,881
Unemployment (2004): 7.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.40% Median travel time to work: 28.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 52.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Crowley, now a Tampa attorney at Macfarlane, Ferguson & McMullen, specializing in professional liability defense, was the young prosecutor of Kalkaska County, Michigan, in the real 1978 headline-grabbing case of Jeannette Smith that inspired this novel.
As prosecutor for Kalkaska County, a small county in northern Michigan, Crowley prosecuted Jeannette Smith in 1978 for second degree murder in the stabbing of her estranged husband.
The third tornado of the day touched down at 735 PM EDT, near the community of Crofton in Kalkaska County. Rated an EF-2, this tornado completely destroyed a mobile home near the intersection of US-131 and Crofton Road, killing a 29 year old male occupant.
Mesick sits on the northern boundary of Manistee National Forest, and in 2000-2001 there were several reports of lions along the Big Manistee River northeast of Mesick in southern Kalkaska County (Rusz 2001, pers.
One such was Deward in Kalkaska County, named for a famous lumberman, David Ward.