Place:Ontonagon, Michigan, United States

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Ontonagon County is a county in the Upper peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,780. The county seat is Ontonagon.[1]

The county was set off in 1843, and organized in 1848.[1] It had been part of Chippewa and Mackinac counties; and it was thereafter split to create Gogebic County.[1] See List of Michigan counties. The name is said to be derived from a Native American word "Nondon-organ" meaning "hunting river"[1] and which appeared as named for a river called "Nantounagon" on a 1670 French map. Alternatively, it is said to be derived from the Ojibwa "onagon" which means "dish" or "bowl." See List of Michigan county name etymologies.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1843 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1854 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1868 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
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
1850 389
1860 4,568
1870 2,845
1880 2,565
1890 3,756
1900 6,197
1910 8,650
1920 12,428
1930 11,114
1940 11,359
1950 10,282
1960 10,584
1970 10,548
1980 9,861
1990 8,854

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