Shiawassee County

Shiawassee County, Michigan

208 N Shiawassee St
Corunna, MI 48817
Phone: (989) 743-2242
Fax: (989) 743-2241
www.co.shiawassee.mi.us

In south-central MI, west of Flint; established Sep 10, 1822 (prior to statehood) from Indian lands. Name Origin: For the Shiawassee River, which runs through it; from Algonquian 'the water straight ahead' or 'river that twists about.'

Area (sq mi):: 540.73 (land 538.73; water 2.00) Population per square mile: 135.40
Population 2005: 72,945 State rank: 26 Population change: 2000-20005 1.80%; 1990-2000 2.70% Population 2000: 71,687 (White 96.30%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.20%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 36.40
Income 2000: per capita $19,229; median household $42,553; Population below poverty level: 7.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,145-$24,020
Unemployment (2004): 8.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.00% Median travel time to work: 27.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 50.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Owosso (15,532)

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    I'm glad the author chose pictures of the road in Shiawassee County. Perhaps it has the longest stretch of the original road preserved until today.
    "Respondent's answer to the formal complaint asserts that respondent's failure to appear was an 'inadvertent oversight.' Respondent later reported to the Shiawassee County Jail, he was taken before the court, and took full responsibility for his non-appearance."
    Perry Public Schools, MI encompasses an area of approximately 72.8 square miles and includes portions of three townships and all of the City of Perry in Shiawassee County, as well as portions of two townships in Ingham County.
    Shiawassee County has an estimated population of 68,900.
    In Shiawassee County, the county drain office used to handle the soil erosion program.
    Additionally, Holman (1990) reported a specimen from a marl bed in Shiawassee County, Michigan ([approximately]5800 radiocarbon y BP).
    The story was told that a stranger lost his way in the woods of Shiawassee County, and toward nightfall, while following what he thought was a trail through the woods, suddenly came to a clearing that contained a large frame structure across the front of which was a conspicuous sign proclaiming it was the Bank of Shiawassee.
    One escape attempt in Shiawassee County during the war stands out dramatically in many ways from the rest.
    It came to an end at a geographically important ford on the Shiawassee River just west of Byron in southeastern Shiawassee County. Because of nearby saltwater springs, the crossing was called the "Great Saline" by French trapper and trader Henry Bolieu, who established a trading post there in 1817.