Genesse County

Genesse County Michigan

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On May 30, 2012, it had been reported Genesee County has had 45 confirmed tornadoes since 1950 (most notably the 1953 Flint–Beecher tornado), more than any other county in Michigan in that time period Genesee County was created on March 28, 1835 from land taken from Lapeer, Shiawassee and Saginaw counties. The county has been attached to Oakland County for judicial purposes. The township organized in the time was Grand Blanc, formed in 1833 consisting of township areas of the present Fenton, Mundy, Flint, Mount Morris, Genesee, Burton, Atlas and Davison townships. (Atlas and Davision township survey areas were then in Lapeer County.) Flint Township declared in formation on March 2, 1836 dividing away from Grand Blanc with the township areas of Burton, Genesee and Mount Morris and township Regions of the present day Clayton, Montrose, Flushing, Thetford and Vienna. On April 4, 1836, the county had been arranged. Argentine Township included two township survey regions taking Fenton away from Grand Blanc Township plus the current area west of Fenton.

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In October 2009, County Commissioners led County Corporate Counsel to talk with the County Prosecuting Attorney a possible merger of his office with the County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. As of December 2011, County Counsel Ward Chapman intended to retire at the end of the year raising the chance of a merger. August 9, 2016, the two offices united.
Genesee is famous for having had the fossil of an ancient whale called Balaenoptera Lacepede found in Thetford Township throughout quarry work and estimated at 11,000 years old.
As the 2010 census, the population was 425,790, making it the fifth-most populous county in Michigan. The county seat and population centre is Flint (birthplace of General Motors). Genesee County is considered to be a portion of this greater Mid Michigan area.
Emergency Management & Homeland Security Department was united by the County Commission into the Sheriff’s Department in June 2010 together with the department manager position being demoted to a manager level post whilst removing a programming coordinator. In July 2010, the County Board voted to merge the clerk and register of deeds offices, effective.
On October 26, 2010, Genesee County became a founding member of this Karegnondi Water Authority with Board of Commission Chair Jamie W. Curtis representing the County on the Authority Board.
The county was named after Genesee County, New York. Genesee County comprises the Flint and is included in the Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor. Many local place names in the county, including the county will also be from New York and Pennsylvania, reflecting the pattern of reimbursement. A significant attraction for visitors is Crossroads Village, a living history village north of Flint.