Incorrect category - There is no Lowell County, Michigan.

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Could someone with a better grasp of categorization than I have please correct this?  Lowell is IN Kent County (which does have a correct category).

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Lowell_County%2C_Michigan

With subcategories:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Kent%2C_Michigan

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Lowell_County%2C_Michigan%2C_Cemeteries

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in Policy and Style by Jill Perry G2G6 Mach 4 (41.2k points)
Good catch, Jill. I'll remove the incorrect categories. Thanks!
Was there a Lowell County in the past? I know that, in Ontario, there have been a lot of changes to counties, with counties being created, split, merged, and all kinds of fun changes. It makes keeping track of the correct placename to use for a given time a lot harder, but we're working on building forward and backward links over the change dates to make it easier to keep track of the changes.
Not that I can find. There is a Lowell Charter Township in Kent County and a city named Lowell in Kent County.
Thanks for the reminder about historical changes I hadn't considered that.

I checked the book: Long, John H., ed., Michigan: Atlas of Historical County Boundaries (library book sale for $1!)  Here are the highlights:

1831- Kent created from Michlimackinac (not fully organized.)

1834 - Part of Kent organized as township of Kent - may have been attached to Kalamazoo for administrative and judicial purposes.

1836 - Kent fully organized, Clinton, Ionia and Ottawa attached for "judicial purposes".  (some more attach and dettach moves in 1837 - no Lowell).

No Lowell except the city in the book's index.
Nice grab on that book!

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