Photo: Scripps Mansion (William Edmund and Nina A. Downey Scripps Estate), ca. 1927, 1840 Scripps Road, Lake Orion, MI. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. Photographed by User:Traveler100 (own work), 2012, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed March, 2014.
Oakland County government offices are located at 1200 North Telegraph Road, Pontiac MI 48341; phone: 888-350-0900.
In 1818 a group of entrepreneurial businessmen from Detroit and Macomb County created "The Pontiac Company" for the purpose of buying land and laying out a town. The county was organized in 1819. The Pontiac Company donated land and money to have their town, Pontiac, designated as the county seat.