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Edwardsburg, Michigan is in Ontwa Township, in the southern part of Cass County, near the Indiana border in the southwestern Lower Peninsula.

Edwardsburg is situated on Pleasant Lake, an 80-acre body of water in the northwestern corner of the village. Eight other smaller bodies of water are fully or partly within the boundaries of Edwardsburg, and there are more than four hundred lakes within thirty miles of the village, including Spring Lake and Coberts Lake, which are only about a mile to the northeast.

The chief routes through the village are US-12 and M-62, which intersect in the northeastern quadrant. Other routes include Dailey Road (Cass Street) and Elkhart Road. Nearby cities and villages include Granger and Osolo, Indiana, Cassopolis, Niles, and Dowagiac, in Michigan, South Bend, Indiana, and Vandalia, Michigan.

The first European-American settler in the area was Ezra Beardsley, who came in the early 1800s, and the settlement was initially known as Beardsley's Prairie. On December 4, 1828, a post office was established in a store operated by Thomas H. Edwards, Cass County's first merchant, with Edwards as its first postmaster. On February 1, 1830, the post office was renamed Edwardsburgh. On December 29, 1845, the name of the post office was shortened to Edwardsburg. The village was platted by Alexander H. Edwards in 1831, and the village was incorporated in 1911.

Despite fluctuations in its population for the first six or seven decades of its existence, the village has been gaining population for the past eight decades but remains a small town of about 1,200 people.

The focus of this guide is on the village of Edwardsburg, Michigan. Appropriate topics include online resources for the village itself, or any individuals, businesses, schools, churches, organizations, attractions, or events within the village.


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