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Oakland County, Michigan




 

Oakland County, Michigan

Oakland County, Michigan

Oakland County began as a settlement where the Saginaw Trail crossed the Clinton River in 1818. One year later on January 12, 1819, Oakland County was officially organized and was named for its beautiful oak trees. Oakland County was not heavily wooded enough to attract many lumbermen, and settlement was slow at first.

Oakland County's agriculture was productive, however, and when roads and railroads to the north were built, the county was able to trade with the lumber areas.

Today the excellent agriculture of Oakland County has been overshadowed by its industrial and residential growth. The result is a mixture of big city, suburban, and rural lifestyles. A superior system of parks includes 6 state recreation areas, 3 state parks, and 2 metroparks providing Michigan's second largest population with an abundance of leisure opportunity.

Pontiac is the county seat.



 

Oakland County, Michigan     Oakland County, Michigan

Oakland County, Michigan     Oakland County, Michigan

Oakland County, Michigan     Oakland County, Michigan

Oakland County, Michigan     Oakland County, Michigan

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