Bay County

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Bay County is named for Saginaw Bay as the county is located at the head of the bay.


Created:  February 17, 1857

County Seat:

Bay City  1857 – present


Old County Courthouse – Bay City


Location:  515 Center Avenue / North Madison Avenue

Built:  1933 – 1934

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Joseph C Goddeyne of Bay City

Contractor:  Bay City Stone Company


Description:  The building faces south and is a seven story limestone, granite and steel structure. The south entrance projects from the main building which rises in tiers with a higher centre section. The building was renovated in 1984 to 1986 and serves as the County Administration Building.


County Courthouse – Bay City




Location:  1230   Washington Avenue / 2nd Street

Built:  1997 – 1998

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story buff colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building originally house county offices and the east section was remodeled for the County Court house. The building is located in the Washington Park Plaza south. The building has small windows and a flat roof.



N – Arenac County

E – Huron County and Tuscola County

S – Saginaw County

W – Midland County and Gladwin County


























Photios taken 2008