Did you know…
…that the name “Pentwater” was probably given by the Indians? It presumably means penned-up waters, or in another interpretation “pent” is Latin for “five”… plus water… meaning five bodies of water… (1), the river (1), the flats (2), Pentwater Lake (3), the channel (5), Lake Michigan. Access to Pentwater from the South to North, or North to South, runs entirely along these bodies of water.
…that land in Pentwater was first purchased for $1.00 or $1.25 per acre?
…that the smoke from the Chicago fire could be seen in Pentwater?
…that Weare Township, to the east of Pentwater, is named for Dr. D. G. Weare, the first doctor in Pentwater?
…that ice was harvested from Pentwater Lake to keep everyone’s ice-box cool?
…that Pentwater Lake is two miles long and 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile wide?