Saginaw County is located in the state of Michigan where the thumb meets the hand in the mitten, to describe it visually. This area is also known as Mid-Michigan or central Michigan. The county seat is the city of Saginaw, which is also the county’s largest town. Approximately 200,000 people live in Saginaw County.

A Brief History of Saginaw County

Prior to European and American settlement, the area now known as Saginaw County was inhabited by members of both the Sauk and Ojibwe Native American tribes. Though it is not known for certain, it is widely believed that Saginaw is derived from the Ojibwe word for “place of the outlet.” The beginnings of the county was a French fur trading post, then an American lumber post and subsequent booming industry. It was officially recognized in 1822 and fully organized in 1935.

Saginaw County Today

These days, Saginaw County is trying to preserve itself and recover from economic decline following the fall of the lumber and automobile industries in Michigan. Revitalization and redevelopment efforts are underway. The Saginaw, Shiawassee, Cass, Flint, Bad, and Tittabawassee rivers all run through Saginaw County. Notable and historical landmarks include Bliss Park, the Burt Opera House, Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn, Morseville Bridge, the Saginaw Club, and many more.

Attorney John Bovill III Proudly Serves Saginaw County Families

For nearly 30 years, Attorney John Bovill III has been representing Saginaw County families with a variety of legal matters, including divorce and the division of assets, child custody and support, spousal support/alimony, personal injury, and criminal defense. If you or a member of your family needs help with a difficult legal issue, we are here to help. Simply give us a call today to schedule your free consultation with an experienced and compassionate Saginaw County family law attorney.