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Listing of the Various Organizations of the Area
A Slideshow of Pictures taken of the Area
Places to Eat in Oceana County
Places to Golf in or around Oceana County
Places to Stay in Oceana County
Realtors in the Area
Things to do in and around Oceana County

History

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.

Visit the Oceana County Historical & Genealogical Society Website, click here. 

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.

If you would like an historical link added, or have a correction to one already listed, please see e-mail contacts for the webmaster address.

To link directly to a business website, please contact the webmaster and arrange payment ($5).

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