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Cheboygan County, Michigan

US county information
NameCheboygan County
StateMichigan
SeatCheboygan
Largest cityCheboygan
US Area
Total Area885.23 sq mi (2292.7 km2)
Land Area715.60 sq mi (1853.4 km2)
Water Area169.63 sq mi (439.3 km2)
Population26448 (2000)
Density14/km2 (36.3/sq mi)
Founded1840

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Cheboygan County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 26,448. The county seat is Cheboygan .

The name of the county shares the same origin as that of the Cheboygan River, although the precise meaning is no longer known. It may have come from an Ojibwe word zhaabonigan meaning "sewing needle". Alternatively, the origin may have been "Chabwegan," meaning "a place of ore". See List of Michigan county name etymologies‎.

The county boundaries were set off in 1840 and county government organized in 1853.


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