Clare County (pop. 30,926) is east of Osceola County. It’s the only Clare County in the U.S.
Clare County is about halfway between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, and about halfway between Indiana and the Upper Peninsula.
It was named for County Clare, on the west coast of Ireland.
The county seat of Clare County is the city of Harrison (pop. 2,114). It was named for President William Henry Harrison (1773-1841).
Harrison (the city) has 20 lakes within a 20-minute drive.
The Frostbite Open Golf Tournament is held on Budd Lake.
The main campus of Mid Michigan Community College is in Harrison.
The city of Clare (pop. 3,118) is on the southern border of the county. The Ideal Theatre in Clare is still showing movies.
The Clare Congregational Church is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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