Gladwin County is a county located in the State of Michigan. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 25,692. The county seat is Gladwin.
Gladwin County (latitude 43.980N, longitude 84.486W) is located in the central northeastern section of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. The county was named in honor of British Major Henry Gladwin of Fort Detroit who defended the Fort against the assaults of Chief Pontiac in 1763 when Pontiac resisted the settlement of Michigan and Ohio by Europeans.
Gladwin County is a headwaters area. Most of the water that flows out of the county via the Tittabawasee River comes from Gladwin County with only a very small portion flowing in from Clare or Roscommon counties. Native Americans crossed this area, and even spent summers here where the fishing was good and summer berries plentiful.