Place:Alpena, Michigan, United States

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Alpena County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 29,598. The county seat is Alpena. It is considered to be part of Northern Michigan.

It was founded originally in 1840 as Anomickee County. In 1843, the name was changed to Alpena, a pseudo-Native American word — a neologism coined by Henry Schoolcraft, meaning something like "a good partridge country."[1] This was part of a much larger effort to rename a great many of the Michigan counties at the time.

Alpena County was officially organized in 1857.[2][1]

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1840 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1858 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1858 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1869 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1871 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1871 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 290
1870 2,756
1880 8,789
1890 15,581
1900 18,254
1910 19,965
1920 17,869
1930 18,574
1940 20,766
1950 22,189
1960 28,556
1970 30,708
1980 32,315
1990 30,605

Note: Alpena's 1860-70 census boundaries were the same as those of 1890-1990.

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External links

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