Place:Benzie, Michigan, United States

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NameBenzie
Alt namesBenziesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates44.65°N 86.017°W
Located inMichigan, United States     (1836 - )
See alsoLeelanau, Michigan, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Benzie County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is part of the Traverse City, Michigan, Micropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,525. The county seat is Beulah. The name "Benzie" is derived from the French Riviere Aux-Bec Scies or "river of sawbill ducks" (bec-scie). Americans altered the pronunciation of the river's name, which became known as the "Betsie River". A similar alteration in pronunciation produced "Benzie". The county was initially set off in 1863 and organized in 1869.[1] At 321 square miles (831 km²), Benzie County is the smallest of the 83 counties in Michigan.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1836 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1854 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1868 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1869 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1889 Court 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
1870 2,184
1880 3,433
1890 5,237
1900 9,685
1910 10,638
1920 6,947
1930 6,587
1940 7,800
1950 8,306
1960 7,834
1970 8,593
1980 11,205
1990 12,200

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External links

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