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Gratiot County, Michigan



Gratiot County, Michigan


Located in Central Michigan, Gratiot County has a population of 42,000+ residents. Gratiot County maintains a small but stable community. Almost 80% of land in Gratiot County is in farms. The rich, fertile soils of Gratiot County produce corn, wheat, sugar beets, dry beans and soybeans.

Leaders throughout the county made the two wind farms possible by creating Michiganís first Countywide Model Wind Energy Ordinance. Gratiot County has over 180 active wind turbines throughout the county and is the largest wind power installation in the state of Michigan.

Gratiot County has cities, villages, and township (general and charter) forms of government including:
    Alma
    Ithaca
    St. Louis
    Ashley
    Breckenridge
    Perrinton
    Bannister
    Beebe
    Edgewood
    Elm Hall
    Elwell
    Galloway
    Forest Hill
    Langport
    Middleton
    New Haven Center
    Newark
    North Star
    Pompeii
    Rathbone
    Riverdale
    Sethtonv Sickles
    Sumner
    Wheeler
    Arcada Township
    Bethany Township
    Elba Township
    Emerson Township
    Fulton Township
    Hamilton Township
    Lafayette Township
    New Haven Township
    Newark Township
    North Shade Township
    North Star Township
    Pine River Township
    Seville Township
    Sumner Township
    Washington Township
    Wheeler Township
Together, the communities within the counties of Saginaw, Midland, Isabella, and Bay make up the area commonly known as the Great Lakes Bay Region.