Place:Keweenaw, Michigan, United States

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Keweenaw County is a county in the Upper Peninsula of the State of Michigan. It is part of the Houghton, Michigan, Micropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,156, making it the least populous county in Michigan. The county seat is Eagle River. Isle Royale is a part of the county. The Keweenaw Liberty Library [1] is an online library containing links to legal documents and public records it deems to be "on issues important to" Keweenaw County, Michigan, and its constituent townships as well as the Keweenaw County Road Commission, which serves as the road commission for the county. The county also is the largest county east of the Mississippi River, when its area under Lake Superior is included.

The county was set off and organized in 1861.[1] It is said that Keweenaw is "A Native American word meaning 'portage or place where portage is made,'" See List of Michigan county name etymologies.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1861 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1861 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1861 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1866 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1869 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
1900 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
1870 4,205
1880 4,270
1890 2,894
1900 3,217
1910 7,156
1920 6,322
1930 5,076
1940 4,004
1950 2,918
1960 2,417
1970 2,264
1980 1,963
1990 1,701

Note: Keweenaw's 1870 census boundaries were the same as those of 1900-1990.

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External links

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