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Grand Haven
Ottawa County, Michigan


Coast Guard City U.S.A.

Page Contents for Grand Haven, Michigan

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.




Statistics & Facts

The Michigan state capital is Lansing.
The population of Grand Haven is approximately 11,161 (2000), 10412 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,819 (2000), 4769 (2010).
The amount of land area in Grand Haven is 14.972 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 4.131 sq kilometers.
The distance from Grand Haven to Washington DC is 580 miles.
The distance to the Michigan state capital is 91 miles. (as the crow flies)
Grand Haven is positioned 43.05 degrees north of the equator and 86.22 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in southwest Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan. Here is a map page for Grand Haven.
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seasonal. Here is a weather links page for Grand Haven.
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History & History Related Items

Grand Haven was founded in 1834 and incorporated in 1867.
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Charter boat fishing is available at the City Marina along with a walkway to the end of the piers featuring many specialty shops for all age groups

Tri-Cities Historical Museum
1 N. Harbor Drive
Grand Haven, Michigan 49417
Phone: 616-842-0700
The museum is located on the banks of the Grand River in the former Grand Trunk Railroad depot.

Grand Haven Lighthouses
These two lights were built in 1839 both on the south pier and painted red. They are connected by a lighted catwalk which also connects to the shore.
For information and history on the Grand Haven lighthouse, visit the Tri-Cities Historical Museum. (616) 842-0700.

The Boardwalk
2 1/2 miles along the Grand Haven harbor lined with shops, restaurants, marinas, and charter fishing boats

Grand Haven State Park
This beach on Lake Michigan is south of the pier and lighthouse. There is camping,, a bathhouse and pavilion available.
1001 Harbor Drive
Reservations: 1-800-44 PARKS
for other information: 231-798-3711

Try this page for many attractions in Grand Haven and the area.

Musical Fountain
This was once the largest musical fountain in the world, but though the title has been lost, the character of the fountain remains on the top! Established in 1963, the fountain continues to be a top-rated attraction.
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Grand Haven City Government

City of Grand Haven, Michigan
519 Washington Avenue
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone: 616-842-3210

Grand Haven is the county seat of Ottawa County and has a city-manager form of government with four councilmembers and a mayor on the council

Though this page is about the City of Grand Haven, there is also a Grand Haven Township here.
13000 168th Avenue
Grand Haven, Michigan 49417
Phone: 616-842-5988
Fax: 616-842-9419

Much of the information on this page may apply to both the city and the township.

Grand Haven Chamber

Grand Haven Chamber of Commerce
One S. Harbor Drive
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone: 616-842-4910
Serving Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg

Grand Haven Community Events

The Coast Guard Festival
113 N. Second Street
P.O. Box 694
Grand Haven, Michigan 49417
Phone: 616-846-5940
Toll-free: 888-207-2434

Grand Haven Organizations

Grand Haven Chamber of Commerce
One S. Harbor Drive
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone: 616-842-4910
Serving Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg

Grand Haven Libraries

Loutit District Library
407 Columbus Street
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Grand Haven Schools

Grand Haven Area Public Schools
1415 Beechtree Street
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone: 616-850-5000 Grand Haven


The population of Grand Haven was:
1990 - 11,951
2000 - 11,161
These figures are from the 1990 and 2000 census data.

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