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About Lapeer

The area now known as Lapeer County was first covered by the County of Oakland which was formed in January 1820. Alvin N. Hart, born in Cornwall, CT., was the very first settler in the area in 1831. He platted the Village of Lapeer on November 8, 1833, registered in Pontiac on December 14, 1833. Lapeer County was formed in 1837 the same year Michigan became a state. Lapeer hosts the oldest courthouse in Michigan. Built by the Hart family at Nepessing and Court Streets it is one of the 10 oldest courthouses in the United States. For 30 yrs. in the mid 1800's lumber was the chief industry in Lapeer, but the forests disappeared and agriculture took over. Today Lapeer still has the agricultural feel to it but it is enhanced with some industry and plenty of diverse retail outlets.

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Surrounding Counties

Genesee Lapeer Macomb
Oakland St.Clair St.Clair
Tuscola Tuscola Sanilac


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