Olivet: A small town with plenty of heart
The City of Olivet, which if you’re not familiar with and that’s fine if your’e not, is located in the southwest part of Michigan, and consumes a one-square mile of land in Eaton County. Though a one-square mile plot of land is not large by any stretch of the imagination, the quality of life stirred in with the beauty of the Michigan Great Outdoors makes it seem a bigger than it looks. If you walk down the tree lined streets of Olivet, you’ll experience the feeling of the comfort of the small town atmosphere. (cityofolivet.org)
On a regular day the whole town can be visited over the course of a few hours and is much like any other small rural town across America. If you were to visit during our celebration day occurring in early August, known locally as Firemen’s Festival, you could see everybody in town and the surrounding community and you could experience a vivid taste of Americana mixed with rural city living.