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Oceana County

Basic Information

County Seat: Hart

Origin of Name: Traditional explanation is that the name derived from proximity to Lake Michigan, however recent deduction attributes the name to title of a book (Oceana, James Harrington, 1656)

Set Off: 1840

Organized: 1851, reorganized in 1855

Population in 1990: 22,454

Material Available

For many counties the number of items listed is quite long. Navigational buttons are located only at the end of the list. This list of material represents the library's holdings as of July 1997. Be sure to check with us for any additional items we may now have either by contacting the library or by pressing the " Centra-Libraries Catalog" link to the left.

Bicentennial Collection of Walkerville Area: Colfax, Elkridge, Leavitt Townships. [Oceana County Bicentennial Committee, 1976].

Cassuto, David N. Cold Running River. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1993.

A Century of Christian Fellowship, 1862-1962: Trinity Lutheran Church of Bradyville. n.p., 1962.

Hartwick, Louis M. Oceana County Pioneers and Business Men of Today. Pentwater, MI: Pentwater News Steam Printers, 1890.

Hesperia Centennial Souvenir Book, 1866-1966. [Greenville, MI: Greenville Printing Co., 1966].

History of Manistee, Mason and Oceana Counties, Michigan. . . Chicago, IL: H.R. Page & Co., 1882.

New Era, Michigan: The First 100 Years. [New Era, MI: New Era Centennial Committee, 1972].

Olde Tyme Plat and History of Oceana County, Michigan. Hart, MI: Oceana County 4-H Youth Council and "Olde Tyme" Plat and History Committee, 1976.

Pentwater Bird's Eye View. Map, 1880.

Schrumpf, Florence R. Pentwater, 1853-1942. Pentwater, MI: Pentwater Historical Society, 1993.

Shelby Bird's Eye View. Map, 1909.‚Äč