County: Bay (09)


Created from: Midland, Saginaw and Arenac Counties (1857)

Boundary finalized: 1883

Population: 1900 = 9999  | 2000 = 9999


  • 20 Apr 1857 - BAY created from MIDLAND, SAGINAW, and all of ARENAC; ARENAC eliminated. IOSCO was authorized to be attached to BAY, but IOSCO had been fully organized on 16 February 1857 [mistake corrected 11 February 1859]. (Mich. Acts 1857, reg. sess., no. 171, secs. 1-2, 15/pp. 438-439, 441; Mich. Rpts., 5:114)
  • 11 Feb 1859 - BAY boundaries redefined [no change]; mistake of 20 April 1857, attaching IOSCO to BAY, was corrected [no change]. (Mich. Acts 1859, reg. sess., no. 97/p. 255)
  • 15 Apr 1871 - BAY gained from SAGINAW. (Mich. Acts 1871, reg. sess., no. 448/p. 194)
  • 01 Jan 1880 - BAY gained the Charity Islands from HURON. (Mich. Acts 1879, reg. sess., pub., no. 265/p. 287)
  • 03 Jun 1881 - BAY gained from SAGINAW. (Mich. Acts 1881, reg. sess., loc., no. 414/p. 343)
  • 21 Apr 1883 - BAY lost to re-creation of ARENAC. (Mich. Acts 1883, reg. sess., pub., no. 35/p. 25)
Source: [NL]