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Isabella County, Michigan



Isabella County, Michigan


Isabella County is situated in the middle of the Michigan's lower peninsula. The area was known as Ojibiway Besse, meaning "the place of the Chippewa. It is the major land base of the federally recognized Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Nation. Isabella County was once one of the most magnificent pine and hardwood areas in all of the Great Lakes region. Today, the area is most well known for the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort and home of 'Fight Chips' of Central Michigan University.

More than 70,000 people call Isabella County home.

County has cities, villages, and township (general and charter) forms of government including:
    Clare
    Mount Pleasant
    Rosebush
    Shepherd
    Lake Isabella
    Beal Cityv Blanchard
    Sherman City
    Weidman
    Broomfield Township
    Chippewa Township
    Coe Township
    Coldwater Township
    Deerfield Township
    Denver Township
    Fremont Township
    Gilmore Township
    Isabella Township
    Lincoln Township
    Nottawa Township
    Rolland Township
    Sherman Township
    Union Charter Township
    Vernon Township
    Wise Township
Together, the communities within the counties of Saginaw, Midland, Isabella, Gratiot, and Bay make up the area commonly known as the Great Lakes Bay Region.