Place:Gogebic, Michigan, United States

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NameGogebic
Alt namesGogebicsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates46.383°N 89.7°W
Located inMichigan, United States     (1881 - )
See alsoOntonagon, Michigan, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Gogebic County is the westernmost county in the Upper peninsula in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,427. The county seat is Bessemer.

The county was set off and organized in 1867. It had been part of Ontonagon County. The name is said to be derived from the Ojibwe word "bic" which most references interpret as "rock." Alternatively, it is claimed to be derived from Lake Agogebic, later changed to Lake Gogebic. See List of Michigan county name etymologies.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1881 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1890 13,166
1900 16,738
1910 23,333
1920 33,225
1930 31,577
1940 31,797
1950 27,053
1960 24,370
1970 20,676
1980 19,686
1990 18,052

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