Ottawa County Michigan
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 Ottawa County, Michigan

Grand Haven Pierhead
ca. 1905 Grand Haven South Pierhead lights

Formed in 1837 and named for the Ottawa Nation.  

Allendale - Berlin - Coopersville - Grand Haven - Holland - Hudsonville - Macatawa - Marne - Olive
Ottawa Beach - Port Sheldon - Zeeland

County Seat: Grand Haven

Year Organized: 1837
Square Miles: 1,631



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 County Data

Biographies Marriage Index
Birth Index Marriage Notices
Birth Notices Military
Books Miscellaneous Data
Burial Index Museums
Cemeteries News/Brevities
Census Data Newspapers
Churches Obituaries
County History Photographs
Crime Pioneers
Death Index Post Offices
Directories Research Help
Disasters Schools
Divorce Index Societies
FAQs Stories
Historical Landmarks Tax Lists
Libraries Towns
Maps Wills and Probate
Website Updates:
Aug 2018: 1870 Mortality Census for Allendale TWP
Dec 2017: 1858 Business Directory, 4 Marriage Notices, Societies, Probate Notices
May 2017: 1860 Mortality Census for Holland, Ottawa, Olive, Allendale added.
Oct 2016 - Cook and Beekman obits, 1860 Mortality Census for Wright and Chester
2016 -  Ottawa County is now mobile friendly! Marriage Notices added. Obituaries added. List of towns added. Duverney obit added.
Previous Updates



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