Livingston County (pop. 180,967) is east of Ingham County. It’s one of six Livingston counties in the U.S.
The county was named for Edward Livingston (1764-1836), U.S. secretary of state in the Andrew Jackson administration.
Livingston County has been Michigan’s fastest-growing county for several decades. Its population in 1950 was 26,735. It’s also one of the state’s highest-income counties.
The county seat of Livingston County is the city of Howell (pop. 9,489).
Howell hosts the annual Howell Melon Festival in August.
The Mt. Brighton ski area, in the southeastern part of the county, opened in 1960. The slopes have a maximum height of 250 vertical feet.
Nearby, the Brighton State Recreation Area is popular for camping, hiking, swimming, and cross-country skiing.
At the Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church in Brighton (pop. 7,444) is the “Dine With Jesus” statue – with 12 empty granite seats around a life-size bronze statue of Jesus.
The unincorporated community of Hell is in the southern part of the county.
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