Cities, towns, and villages

Michigan counties

1Counties and their primary cities, towns, and villages

* indicates county seat
Alcona (30)         Eaton (66)          Lake (38)           Oceana (43)
  Harrisville*        Eaton Rapids        Baldwin*            Hart*
Alger (7)             Charlotte*        Lapeer (62)           Pentwater
  Munising*           Grand Lodge         Lapeer*           Ogemaw (35)
Allegan (64)        Emmet (16)            Imlay City          West Branch*
  Allegan*            Petoskey*         Leelanau (20)       Ontonagon (3)
  Saugatuck           Harbor Springs      Northport           Ontonagon*
  Douglass            Mackinac City%      Suttons Bay       Osceola (39)
  Otsego            Genesee (61)          Leland*             Reed City*
Alpena (24)           Flint*#           Lenawee (82)        Oscoda (29)
  Alpena*             Grand Blanc         Adrian*             Mio*
Antrim (21)           Fenton              Tecumseh          Otsego (22)
  Mancellona          Davison             Hudson              Gaylord*
  Elk Rapids          Mt. Morris        Livingston (68)     Ottawa (56)
  Bellaire*         Gladwin (41)          Howell*             Grand Haven*
Arenac (42)           Gladwin*            Brighton            Holland
  Standish*         Gogebic (2)           Fowlerville         Allendale#
  Au Gres             Ironwood            Pinckney          Presque Isle (18)
  Sterling            Bessemer*         Luce (8)              Rogers City*
Baraga (5)            Wakefield           Newberry*         Roscommon (34)
  L'Anse*             Watersmeet        Mackinac (15)         Roscommon*
  Baraga            Grand Traverse (26)   St. Ignace*       Saginaw (53)
Barry (65)            Traverse City*    Macomb (70)           Saginaw*
  Hastings*         Gratiot (52)          Mt. Clemens*        Frankenmuth
Bay (48)              Ithaca*             Warren              Bridgeport
  Bay City*           Alma                Sterling Heights    Chesaning
  University Center#  St. Louis         Manistee (31)       Sanilac (55)
Benzie (25)         Hillsdale (81)        Manistee*           Sandusky*
  Beulah*             Hillsdale*          Arcadia             Port Sanilac
  Frankfurt           Jonesville        Marquette (6)       Schoolcraft (14)
Berrien (77)        Houghton (4)          Marquette*#         Manistique*
  Benton Harbor       Houghton*#          Negaunee          Shiawassee (60)
  St. Joseph*         Hancock             Ishpeming           Owosso
Branch (80)         Huron (49)          Mason (37)            Corunna*
  Coldwater*          Bad Axe*            Ludington*        St. Clair (63)
Calhoun (73)          Port Austin         Scottville          Port Huron*
  Battle Creek      Ingham (67)         Mecosta (45)          Marine City
  Albion              Lansing             Big Rapids*#        St. Clair
  Marshall*           East Lansing#     Menominee (12)        New Baltimore
Cass (78)             Mason*              Menominee*        St. Joseph (79)
  Dowagiac            Okemos            Midland (47)          Three Rivers
  Cassopolis*       Ionia (58)            Midland*            Sturgis
Charlevoix (19)       Ionia*            Missaukee (33)        Centreville*
  Charlevoix*         Portland            Lake City*        Tuscola (54)
  East Jordan       Iosco (36)          Monroe (83)           Caro*
  Boyne City          Tawas City*         Monroe*             Cass City
Cheboygan (17)        East Tawas          Temperance        Van Buren (71)
  Cheboygan*        Iron (10)             Dundee              South Haven
  Mackinac City%      Iron River          Rockwood            Paw Paw*
Chippewa (9)          Crystal Falls*    Montcalm (51)       Washtenaw (75)
  Sault Ste. Marie*#Isabella (46)         Stanton*            Ann Arbor*#
  Paradise            Mount Pleasant*#    Greenville          Ypsilanti#
  Rudyard           Jackson (74)          Edmore              Chelsea
Clare (40)            Jackson*          Montmorency (23)      Whitmore Lake
  Clare               Brooklyn            Atlanta*            Dexter
  Harrison*         Kalamazoo (72)        Lewiston            Manchester
Clinton (59)          Kalamazoo*#       Muskegon (50)         Milan
  St. Johns*          Portage             Muskegon*           Saline
  De Witt           Kalkaska (27)       Newaygo (44)        Wayne (76)
Crawford (28)         Kalkaska*           Fremont             Detroit*#
  Grayling*         Kent (57)             White Cloud*        Dearborn#
Delta (13)            Grand Rapids*       Newaygo             Grosse Pointe$
  Escanaba*           Wyoming           Oakland (69)          Wayne
  Gladstone           Kentwood            Southfield          Livonia
Dickinson (11)      Keweenaw (1)          Pontiac*            Flat Rock
  Iron Mountain       Copper Harbor       Troy                Romulus
  Kingsford*          Eagle River*        Rochester#          Belleville
  Norway                                                    Wexford (32)

$ Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe
  Shores, Grosse Pointe Woods

% Mackinac City - partly in Emmet County, partly in Cheboygan County

* county seat

# home of a Michigan public university (see links below)

(nn) numbers locate the county on the above map of Michigan

1Only "primary" cities, towns, and villages are listed for each county. Those listed are in rough order of importance. No particular rules are used for deciding relative importance or whether a town should be listed at all. Size (population) is the primary factor in ordering the list of towns for any given county, but proximity to good birding areas is also a major factor. For Washtenaw County I have included nearly every burg and borough because a sizable portion of the readers of this web site live in Washtenaw County and the county is well birded by birders from all of southeast Michigan.  Thanks to Steve Santner for suggestions which have improved this list.

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  Michigan's public (state) universities

Go   Central Michigan University - Mt. Pleasant (Isabella)
Go   Eastern Michigan University - Ypsilanti (Washtenaw)
Go   Ferris State University - Big Rapids (Mecosta)
Go   Grand Valley State University - Allendale (Ottawa)
Go   Lake Superior State University - Sault Ste. Marie (Chippewa)
Go   Michigan State University - East Lansing (Ingham)
Go   Michigan Technological University - Houghton (Houghton)
Go   Northern Michigan University - Marquette (Marquette)
Go   Oakland University - Rochester (Oakland)
Go   Saginaw Valley State University - University Center (Bay)
Go   University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Washtenaw)
Go   University of Michigan - Dearborn (Wayne)
Go   University of Michigan - Flint (Genesee)
Go   Wayne State University - Detroit (Wayne)
Go   Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo)

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