Oscoda County (pop. 8,640) is east of Crawford County. It’s the only Oscoda County in the U.S.
The word “Oscoda” was a neologism created by Henry Schoolcraft, apparently from the Ojibwa words “ossin” (stone) and “muskoda” (prairie).
The county seat of Oscoda County is the unincorporated community of Mio (pop. 1,826). It was named for an early settler named Marla Deyarmond, whose nickname was “Aunt Mioe.”
Mio is in the Au Sable River Valley. The river flows into Lake Huron.
The unincorporated community of Fairview calls itself “The Wild Turkey Capital of Michigan.”
Fairview is also the home of the Au Sable Valley Railroad.
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