Macomb County is a county located in the eastern portion of Michigan and is part of Metro Detroit. It is the third-most populous county in the state. Lake St Clair borders Macomb's east side. It is home to more than 130 parks which include major public parks Freedom Hill County Park, Macomb Orchard Trail, Lake St. Clair Metropark, and Stony Creek Metropark.
Mount Clemens is the seat of government of Macomb County. Mount Clemens was first surveyed in 1795 after the American Revolutionary War by Christian Clemens, who settled there four years later. Clemens and his friend, John Brooks, built a distillery, which attracted workers and customers, helping to settle the area. Brooks and Clemens platted the land, and the town was named after Clemens in 1818. The Anton Art Center is a community gallery offering exhibitions of artwork by local, national and international artists. It is housed in a building that was financed by industrialist and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie in 1904. This building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2021.