AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share

Ontonagon County, Michigan

US county information
NameOntonagon County
StateMichigan
SeatOntonagon
US Area
Total Area3741.45 sq mi (9690.4 km2)
Land Area1311.53 sq mi (3396.9 km2)
Water Area2429.92 sq mi (6293.5 km2)
Population7818 (2000)
Density2/km2 (5.2/sq mi)
FoundedMarch 9, 1843

     Home | County | Ontonagon County Michigan



Ontonagon County is a county of the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,780. The county seat is Ontonagon.

The county was set off in 1843, and organized in 1848. It had been part of Chippewa and Mackinac counties; and it was thereafter split to create Gogebic County‎. See List of Michigan counties. The name is said to be derived from a Native American word "Nondon-organ" meaning "hunting river" 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.


Warning: simplexml_load_file(http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos/-/Ontonagon/County/Michigan?orderby=viewCount&max-results=10) [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos/-/Ontonagon/County/Michigan?orderby=viewCount&max-results=10" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260