Wexford County (pop. 32,735) is in the geographic center of Michigan. It’s the only Wexford County in the U.S.
The county was named for County Wexford, in the southeastern corner of Ireland.
The county seat of Wexford County is the city of Cadillac (pop. 10,355).
Cadillac was named for Antoine Laumet de la Mothe, Sieur de Cadillac (1658-1730),a French explorer of New France.
The Carnegie Library in Cadillac (1906) is now the Wexford County Historical Society and Museum.
The Old City Hall in Cadillac (1901) is now used for commercial offices. A new City Hall opened in 1977.
Cadillac is on Lake Cadillac, which has about eight miles of shoreline.
The annual North American Snow Festival features snowmobile races on Lake Cadillac.
Caberfae Peaks, west of Cadillac, is one of America’s oldest downhill ski areas. It opened in 1938 with a lodge built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
In 1975, KISS played at the Cadillac High School homecoming dance. The next morning, the band attended a civic breakfast with the mayor and city council.
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