Introduction to Hastings, Michigan
In 1836, three entrepreneurs, Dibble, Kingsbury, and Kendall, bought a large tract of land around the Thornapple River from a Detroit banker. A small community was formed, and in 1843, Hastings became the County seat of Barry County. It was incorporated as a village in 1855, and on March 11, 1871, it was officially incorporated as a city. The name was kept in honor of Eurotas P. Hastings, a landowner.
Hastings and Nearby Attractions
- Charlton Park Village & Museum
- Battle Creek Sanitarium
- Yankee Springs Recreation Area
- Kalamazoo Nature Center
- Whispering Waters Campground and Canoe Livery
Things To Do In Hastings
Charlton Park Village and Museum depicts a typical village of Michigan during the late 19th to the early 20th century. Yankee Springs Recreation Area and Whispering Waters Campground and Canoe Livery offer provisions for recreational activities like camping, fishing, and water sports. Kalamazoo Nature Center has a variety of plant species on display.
Air transportation is available from Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
Hastings Higher Education
Colleges located nearby include Kellog Community College, Calvin College, Aquinas College, and Grand Rapids Community College.