Ogemaw County is located in the northeastern section of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.
The County takes its name from Ogemaw-Ke-Ke-To, Chief Speaker of the Chippewas. The land was originally
platted in 1840. The county was organized in 1875, when the first settlers arrived near Ogemaw Springs and set up a
lumber mill, about 5 miles from where today stands West Branch, the county seat and largest city in the county.
Today, Ogemaw County retains its country-like charm along with carefully planned growth. Its main economic support comes from tourism, auto-industry related production, plastics manufacturing and agriculture. Oil production can be found in the southwest corner of the county. The communities of Ogemaw County include: Lupton, Prescott, Rose City, Skidway Lake, South Branch, and West Branch.
Your Ogemaw County Coordinator is Grace Dooley, please feel free to contact her with any comments or contributions by clicking on her name above.
This page was last updated 31 December 2014
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