The City of Hart website, at www.ci.hart.mi.us, will provide you with the latest information about city services, agricultural, entrepreneurial business, tourism and travel links and information focused in the “Hart” of Oceana County, Michigan. The Hart Beat Pages will give you the latest news from City Hall, Hart Police, the Historic District and information about the board for the City of Hart.
Vital Statistics – 2005 Directory of Michigan Municipal Officials
- The City of Hart is a Home Rule City
- Population = 1950
- Square Miles = 1
- Form of Government = Council/Manager
- County = Oceana
- # of Employees = 21
- United States Representative -
State Senator = Goeff Hansen (e-mail: email@example.com)
- State Representative = Jon Bumstead (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Hart is the county seat of Oceana County. Located in the western portion of the county, Hart is approximately six miles from Lake Michigan. Hart was founded in 1856 by early pioneers including Nelson Grove. Hart Township was named after Wellington Hart. In 1862, a gristmill and sawmill were built by Lyman Corbin and the area was officially platted in 1864, being named after the township. It became the county seat in 1865, incorporated into a village in 1885 and a city in 1946. Hart became a Michigan Main Street community in 2010.
Hart is located on the South Branch Pentwater River and Hart Lake, about mid-way between Muskegon and Ludington on the western side of the state, lower peninsula. This close proximity to Lake Michigan gives visitors and residents the opportunity to enjoy the natural resources of the great outdoors. The surrounding areas boast a wealth of agriculture from asparagus and cherries in the spring to fruits and vegetables in the fall. This abundance of produce can be found in several farm markets located in and around Hart. From spring bike rides and hikes to snowmobiling and winter ice fishing, you can always find something to do or see in the “Hart” of Oceana County any time of year!