Ingham County (pop. 280,895) is east of Eaton County. It’s the only Ingham County in the U.S.
Lansing (pop. 114,297) is the state capital and Michigan’s fifth-largest city, but it is not the county seat; Mason (pop. 8,252), near the center of the county, is the county seat.
The Capitol building in Lansing was built in 1878.
The Boji Tower (originally the Olds Tower) has been the tallest building in Lansing since it was built in 1931.
The Olds Transportation Museum in Lansing is named for Ransom E. Olds, founder of the Oldsmobile brand. Olds Motor Works began operations in Lansing in 1897.
St. Mary Cathedral in Lansing opened in 1913.
The Lansing Lugnuts, Single-A Midwest League affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, play at Cooley Law School Stadium (1996) in downtown Lansing.
The city of East Lansing (pop. 48,579), just east of Lansing, is the home of Michigan State University, founded in 1855.
Earvin “Magic” Johnson, member of the NBA Hall of Fame, grew up in Lansing and played basketball at Michigan State.
Larry Page, co-founder of Google, grew up in East Lansing. His father was a computer science professor at Michigan State.
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