Leelanau County

Leelanau County, Michigan

PO Box 467
Leland, MI 49654
Phone: (231) 256-9824
Fax: (231) 256-8295

On the northwest coast of MI, bordered on the west by Lake Michigan; established Apr 1, 1840. Name Origin: For an Indian maid, supposedly, whose name means 'delight of life.' Named at the suggestion of Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864), author, explorer, MI legislator, and superintendent of Indian Affairs for MI (1836-41)

Area (sq mi):: 2532.38 (land 348.47; water 2183.91) Population per square mile: 63.60
Population 2005: 22,157 State rank: 63 Population change: 2000-20005 4.90%; 1990-2000 27.80% Population 2000: 21,119 (White 92.00%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 3.30%; Asian 0.20%; Other 6.00%). Foreign born: 2.20%. Median age: 42.60
Income 2000: per capita $24,686; median household $47,062; Population below poverty level: 5.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,981-$31,599
Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 22.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 47.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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A discovery of a skeleton in a church cellar led to a murder trial that rocked Leelanau County. Charged with first-degree murder in connection with the disappearance of Sister Janina, a nun who had dropped out of sight over a decade earlier, church housekeeper Stanislawa "Stella" Lipczynska went to trial in 1919.
The Surficial Geology of Leelanau County. Kevin Kincare, Western Michigan University
Macke's farm now grows more than 2,000 plants in hoop houses in picturesque Leelanau County near the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Its distribution footprint also has grown from its local origins in Leelanau County. The wines, many of which can be purchased for between $6 and $9 per bottle, can now be found in five states in the Midwest: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois.
Little Traverse Lake (LTL, Leelanau County, Michigan, U.S.A.) is a low nutrient lake basin that has experienced seasonal blooms of M.
21.2 Traverse City, Michigan--includes Antrim County (excluding Banks township); Benzie County; Grand Traverse County; Kalkaska County; Leelanau County, evelopments all of Michigan.
Hunters in Leelanau County (Deer Management Unit 045), Michigan, have been under a three-point or more per antler APR since 2003.
After crafting her first piece of jewelry while spending a summer a Leelanau County's Camp Kohana as a ten-year-old, Thatcher has spent more than three decades establishing herself as a premier jewelry designer and artist in Northern Michigan.
I can stay alive and write my novels while living in a rural setting in Leelanau County or in a cabin far back in the forest in the U.P.
In Leelanau County, Michigan, a group of dedicated volunteers is saving thousands of natives: wildflowers.