Michigan Territory was a territory of the United States in the early 19th century, between June 30, 1805 and January 26, 1837, when it became Michigan, the 26th state of the Union. Detroit was the territory's capital.
These numbers do not count most Native Americans. In 1800, the whole of the Northwest Territory had 43,365 people living in it. Under the Northwest Ordinance, a territory could apply to become a state once it had 60,000 people living in it.
|William Hull||March 1, 1805 to October 29, 1813|
|Lewis Cass||October 29, 1813 to August 6, 1831|
|George Bryan Porter||August 6, 1831 to July 6, 1834||Died in office.|
|Stevens T. Mason||July 6, 1834 to September 15, 1835||ex officio, Acting Governor due to position as Secretary|
|John S. Horner||September 15, 1835 to July 3, 1836||ex officio, Acting Governor due to position as Secretary|
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- An act to divide Indiana Territory (the law which created the Michigan Territory)