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Harbert

The Village of Harbert, Michigan 49115

The Village of Harbert

In Harbert, visitors will encounter art galleries, antique shops and a wonderful variety of dining opportunities. Harbert has changed since the days Carl Sandburg roamed its wooded lanes, but has lost none of its appeal. The influence of the Scandinavian families who helped create this thriving resort community is still felt today.

As the Harbert Business Association says, “Harbert is out of the ordinary, not out of the way”.

History

The emergence of the railroad secured the founding of Harbert. John Glavin, an engineer on the Lake shore and Michigan Southern Railroad, noted the area’s barren land on one of his runs between Chicago and Detroit. Glavin investigated and found the land affordable. Farmer Glavin had a new career. But while Glavin founded the community in the 1850’s, a Chicago industrialist who as instrumental in building the town’s train depot aced-out farmer Glavin when it came to naming the village. Agriculture was the mainstay of the Harbert economy. Orchards and vineyards were established.

A pickle factory thrived for many years. All of the town’s products would be gathered at the Harbert depot for transport to Chicago and Detroit. And, like nearby communities, Harbert had its own pier for Lake Michigan cargo. Perhaps Harbert’s best-known export comes from the Swedish Bakery which was established in the early 196’s. But the community’s most famous visitor and resident was Carl Sandburg. Much of Sandburg’s Pulitzer Prize winning account of Abraham Lincoln was written at his Harbert home. He and his wife raised award-winning goats on his farm and shipped them throughout the country. The Sandburg’s lived in Harbert for 15 years.

Umbrellas of Harbert

Each summer the town of Harbert hosts the “Umbrellas of Harbert” charity auction, which features a display of original, hand-painted 9 ft. market umbrellas designed by various artists displayed along Red Arrow Hwy. throughout the summer. Each August the umbrellas are auctioned off, and the proceeds benefit different local charities each year.

 

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Harbert is governed by Chikaming Township

River Valley School District

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13535 Red Arrow Hwy
Harbert, MI 49115 US

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13982 Red Arrow Hwy
Harbert, MI 49115 US

Phone: (269) 469-4001
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13768 Red Arrow Hwy
Harbert, MI 49115 US

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13400 Red Arrow Hwy
Harbert, MI 49115 US

Phone: (269) 469-5687
E-Mail Address: info@centeroftheworld.net
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Center of the World Woodshop offers fine Craftsman-style furniture and cabinetry designed by Terry Hanover. Our furniture showroom has been compared to a museum of contemporary art, with Arts ...
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14280 Red Arrow Hwy
Harbert, MI 49115 US

Phone: (269) 469-1441
E-Mail Address: churchofthemediator@gmail.com
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Church of the Mediators mission is to welcome and nourish all people as children of God wherever they are on their journ ...
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13892 Lakewood Dr.
Harbert, MI 49115 US

Phone: (312) 330-0533
E-Mail Address: contact@cherrybeachranch.com
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600 steps from Lake Michigan. 4 bedrooms and 3 baths sleeps 8. 3 Season Room with outdoor dining.
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7481 Harbert Rd.
Harbert, MI 49115 US

Phone: (312) 480-3003
Region: Harbert
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Beautiful Michigan getaway- in walking distance of Lake Michigan, wooded walking trails & delicious restaurants.
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13696 Red Arrow Hwy
Harbert, MI US

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13686 Red Arrow Hwy
Harbert, MI 49125 US

Phone: (269) 436-0231
E-Mail Address: info@caroncustomhomes.com
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Complete construction of custom homes, as well as remodeling jobs.
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Capozio's Restaurant

13982 Red Arrow Hwy
Harbert, MI 49115
United States
Phone: (269) 469-4001
Region: Harbert
Our menu features a wide selection of delicious items. Fresh baked bread every day. Sit in our dining room, watch the ga ... More

Caron Custom Homes

13686 Red Arrow Hwy
Harbert, MI 49125
United States
Phone: (269) 436-0231
Region: Harbert
Complete construction of custom homes, as well as remodeling jobs. More

Center of The World Woodshop

13400 Red Arrow Hwy
Harbert, MI 49115
United States
Phone: (269) 469-5687
Region: Harbert
Center of the World Woodshop offers fine Craftsman-style furniture and cabinetry designed by Terry Hanover. Our furniture showroom has been compared to a museum of contemporary art, with Arts ... More

Cherry Beach Ranch

13892 Lakewood Dr.
Harbert, MI 49115
United States
Phone: (312) 330-0533
Region: Harbert
600 steps from Lake Michigan. 4 bedrooms and 3 baths sleeps 8. 3 Season Room with outdoor dining. More

Chikaming Township

13535 Red Arrow Hwy
Harbert, MI 49115
United States
Phone: (269) 469-1676
Region: Harbert
Chikaming Township provides administrative services to residents and businesses located inLakeside andHarbert, and porti ... More

Church of the Mediator

14280 Red Arrow Hwy
Harbert, MI 49115
United States
Phone: (269) 469-1441
Region: Harbert
Church of the Mediators mission is to welcome and nourish all people as children of God wherever they are on their journ ... More

Coldwell Banker Anchor

13696 Red Arrow Hwy
Harbert, MI
United States
Phone: (269) 231-5950
Region: Harbert
Coldwell Banker ANCHOR is a specialized Real Estate development management firm, More

Corky's On Harbert

7481 Harbert Rd.
Harbert, MI 49115
United States
Phone: (312) 480-3003
Region: Harbert
Beautiful Michigan getaway- in walking distance of Lake Michigan, wooded walking trails & delicious restaurants. More

Cressy Everett, Inc

13768 Red Arrow Hwy
Harbert, MI 49115
United States
Phone: (269) 469-1256
Region: Harbert
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