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Pentwater, Michigan, USA - U.S. Dredge General Gillispe, Pentwater, Mich.

Pentwater, Oceana, MI

Edwin R. Cobb and Andrew Rector bought the first government land here in 1849 and built their sawmill in 1853; Charles Mears came in 1856, built a sawmill and a boarding house and called his part of the village Middlesex; Mr. Cobb became the first postmaster of Pent Water on March 17, 1855, and the first supervisor when the township was organized in 1856; it was platted in 1862 and incorporated as the village of Pent Water in 1867; the spelling was changed to Pentwater on May 23, 1894...

Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More ... By Walter Romig

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1895 - Pentwater
Pent'water, a post-village in Pentwater township, Oceana co., Mich., on Lake Michigan, at the mouth of a river of its own name, and at the northern terminus of the Chicago & Michigan Lake Shore Railroad, 44 miles N.N.W. of Muskegon, and about 15 miles S. of Ludington. It contains 3 churches, a state bank, 1 or 2 newspaper offices, a graded school, several lumber-mills, a foundry, a planing mill, &c., and has an active trade in lumber, fish, and other products. Pop. 1294; of the township, 1370.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1906
Pentwater, a banking post-village of Oceana co., Mich., on Lake Michigan, at the mouth of a river of its own name, and on the Pere Marquettte R., 15 mils S. of Ludington. Fruit is extensively canned and shipped. Pop. in 1900, 1061.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Pentwater:
Pentwater State Park:

Start your visit with a relaxing day at Pentwater State Park. Enjoy the sandy beaches, go for a swim in Lake Michigan, or take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline. The park is perfect for picnics and offers stunning views of the lake.

Mears State Park:

Another natural gem, Mears State Park, is nearby and worth exploring. It features hiking trails, a lighthouse, and beautiful dunes. It's a great spot for nature lovers and those looking for a peaceful retreat.

Pentwater Lake:

Pentwater Lake is ideal for water enthusiasts. You can rent a kayak or paddleboard to explore the lake, or even try your hand at fishing. The serene atmosphere makes it a delightful place to spend an afternoon.

Downtown Pentwater:

Explore the charming downtown area with its unique shops, boutiques, and art galleries. Pentwater is known for its artsy vibe, and you might find some locally crafted treasures.

Antique Stores:

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