Oceana County is located in West Central Michigan,
on the Lake Michigan coast and was formed in 1831 from Ottawa
County. The county seat is Hart. Other communities include Crystal
Valley, Ferry, Hesperia, Mears, New Era, Pentwater, Rothbury,
Shelby, Stony Lake, and Walkerville.
Bordering counties are Mason, Newaygo, and Muskegon.
The first known white settlement was a saw
mill site built in 1849 at the mouth of Whiskey Creek. The county
grew during the lumber era. When the lumber boom came to a
halt, farmers found the area an excellent place for orchards.
Today, it prospers, holding the second largest fruit tree acreage in
the state. It is also known as the asparagus capital of the world.
Tourism plays a vital part along the county’s coastline.
the Oceana County Historical & Genealogical Society Website,
Also visit the Hart Historical District and see the Seymour Rider
Collection (Indian Artifacts), Chief Cobmoosa's House, a One Room
County School, Flour Mill, County Church, Antique Displays, Animated
Dolls, (Tours on Wednesdays or by appointment).
Annual Heritage Days, Labor Day Weekend.
Fish Boil, Heritage Parade, Arts & Crafts, Horseshoe
Tournament, Heritage Square Dance, Kid's Games, Annual Pig Roast,
Live Music, Sackrider Hymn Sing, and Antique Vehicle Raffle.
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