County: Ontonagon (66)


Created from: Chippewa and Mackinac counties. Later split with Gogebic County.

Set off: 1843, organized in 1848.

Boundary finalized: 

Population: 1900 = 6,197  |  2000 = 5,816

County seat: Vullage of Ontonagon.


Named after the Ontonagon River, a loose derivitive from Ojibwe lnguage word noojtoon zibl, meaning "hunting river".[Wiki]