There are 6 US Post Offices in Gogebic County serving a total of 16,499 residents equating to 2,750 residents per post office. It's estimated that approximately 26,334 packages are handled across the 6 county post offices annually. Gogebic County (/\u0261o\u028a\u02c8\u0261\u026a.b\u026ak/ go-GI-bik) is the westernmost county in the Upper Peninsula in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,427. The county seat is Bessemer. This was historically part of the territory of the Lake Superior Band of Chippewa, which had twelve bands in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Lac Vieux Desert Indian Reservation is in this county, in Watersmeet Township, as the land base of one of the federally recognized tribes. The county was set off and organized in 1887. It had been part of Ontonagon County. The name is said to be derived from the Ojibwe word bic, which most references interpret as \"rock.\" Alternatively, it is claimed to be derived from Lake Agogebic, later changed to Lake Gogebic, which was also derived from an Ojibwe word. See List of Michigan county name etymologies."