City & County
Gaylord, located in Otsego County is also a place where Business and pleasure do mix!
The Gaylord and Otsego County area has continued to be one of the fastest growing areas in Michigan. Blessed with state-of-the-art educational facilities, Michigan’s first community fiber network, and quality government services, Gaylord and Otsego County provide big city advantages while maintaining its rural character.
Thinking of opening a business in Gaylord? The Gaylord/Otsego County Economic Alliance is a great place to start.
We are on the grow! Otsego County has been one of the fastest growing areas in Michigan for many years. With state-of-the-art educational facilities, Michigan’s first community fiber network, and quality government services, Otsego County provides big city advantages while maintaining its rural character.
City of Gaylord
The newly constructed City Hall is located at 305 E. Main Street in beautiful downtown Gaylord. City Hall is home to both City Offices and the City Police Department. 989-732-4060.
First named Okkaddo when it was set off in 1840, this county was renamed Otsego in 1843 after a New York county and lake of that name. It is said to mean “clear water.” Settlement did not begin until the late 1860’s when lumbering was started.
Otsego Lake, the first village, was founded in 1872 and became county seat in 1875 when the county was organized. Settled in the year 1874 by the Jackson, Lansing & Saginaw Railroad, the new community was named for Augustine Smith Gaylord, an attorney for the railroad and named county seat in 1877. Farming and the tourist industry are now the chief businesses.