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County Seat: L'Anse
Formed: 1875
Organized: 1875
Size: 901 sq. miles
Population: 7954 in 1990

                      3036 in 1890


Arvon Baraga
Covington L'Anse

If you are visiting or want to know more aspects of the county these links may be helpful.


Bishop Baraga Shrine
Father Baraga -Notre Dam Archives
Father Baraga- Catholic Encyclopedia
Michigan Interactive- Baraga
Baraga County-county index
Baraga County- Multimag
Baraga County Profile
Baraga County sites
Michigan Historical Markers Baraga
Waterfalls in Baraga County

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This county is named for Father Frederic Baraga, who came to this county from Austria in 1831 and made bishop of northern Michigan.  The first visitors were French missionaries and traders who found shelter from Lake Superior on  the shores of the Keweenau Bay in the 1600's. Father Baraga built a Catholic Mission at Assinins and devoted 10 years to educating the native Indians. L'Anse expanded when the railroad was built in 1871. The highest point in the Upper Peninsula is located at Mt. Curwood.

WHAT'S NEW:  1880 Baraga County Head of Household Index

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