Barry County (pop. 59,173) is east of Allegan County. The only other Barry County is in Missouri.
The county was named for William Taylor Barry (1784-1835), a Kentucky native who was U.S. postmaster general under president Andrew Jackson.
The county seat of Barry County is the city of Hastings (pop. 7,350).
Historic Charlton Park, east of Hastings, is a recreated historic village, along the Thornapple River.
The village of Nashville (pop. 1,628) is the home of the Moo-ville Creamery and Petting Zoo.
The village of Middleville (pop. 3,319) is located between the Middleville State Game Area and the Yankee Springs State Game Area – both well-known areas for deer-hunting.
HIckory Corners is the home of the Gilmore Car Museum, which has more than 300 vehicles on a 90-acre site.
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