Eaton County is located in the south-central area of Michigan's lower peninsula (the part that looks like a mitten). Eaton County is bordered to the east by Ingham County (Lansing, East Lansing, Mason, Okemos, etc.), to the north by Clinton County (DeWitt, St. Johns, etc.) and Ionia County, to the west by Barry County (Hastings), and to the south by Calhoun County (Battle Creek) and Jackson County. Eaton County is easy to get to. Interstate highway I-69 (which runs from Port Huron, MI south through Indiana and beyond) spans Eaton County, from our north-east corner to our south-west. Interstate I-96 (which runs from Detroit to Lake Michigan) travels along our north-east corner and northern border.
Eaton County had 103,655 residents in the 2000 census. The City of Charlotte (population 8,389) is the county seat. Our largest concentration of residents is in Delta Township (population 29,682), in the County's northeast corner, adjacent to the City of Lansing. Some of the communities in Eaton County are:
- Eaton Rapids
- Grand Ledge