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Washtenaw County, Michigan

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History

The first successful settlement was established at the present site of Ypsilanti about 1809 by French traders. The county was authorized by legislation in 1822, and was organized as a county in 1826. The county's name, Washtenaw, is a variant of the Ojibwe word: "Wash-ten-ong" which literally translates as "far away waters". Ingham and other counties were formed from portions of territorial Washtenaw County.

The University of Michigan, founded at Detroit in 1817, was moved to Ann Arbor in 1839. In 1849, the Michigan State Normal School (now Eastern Michigan University) was established in Washtenaw County's oldest settlement, Ypsilanti.

Communities

Cities

Ann Arbor (county seat)
Chelsea
Dexter
Milan (part)
Saline
Ypsilanti

Villages

Barton Hills
Manchester

Charter Townships

Ann Arbor Charter Township
Augusta Charter Township
Pittsfield Charter Township
Superior Charter Township
York Charter Township
Ypsilanti Charter Township

General law Townships

Bridgewater Township
Dexter Township
Freedom Township
Lima Township
Lodi Township
Lyndon Township
Manchester Township
Northfield Township
Salem Township
Saline Township
Scio Township
Sharon Township
Sylvan Township
Webster Township

Census-designated place

Whitmore Lake (part)

Other unincorporated communites

Bridgewater
Dixboro
Delhi Mills
Geddes
Mooreville
Rawsonville
Salem
Stony Creek
Whittaker
Willis

Online Resources

Washtenaw County at MiGenWeb
Washtenaw County at Wikipedia
Washtenaw County at the National Register of Historic Places
Michigan History Center




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