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Situated in southern Newberg Township, Cass County, Jones is an unincorporated locality in the southwestern Lower Peninsula of Michigan.

As an unincorporated community, there are no defined borders for Jones, but the community is centered on the intersection of M-40 and M-60, east of Cass County Park. Driskell Lake is in the northern portion of the community, while Blair Lake is in the south. However, the Jones post office serves a large portion of Newberg Township and Porter Township, as well as a small part of Calvin Township.

Incorporated cities and villages within twenty miles of Jones include Vandalia, Marcellus, Constantine, Three Rivers, Cassopolis, White Pigeon, Centreville, Dowagiac, and Lawton, in Michigan, as well as Middlebury, Indiana. Unincorporated communities within ten miles of Jones include Corey, Williamsville, Zimmysville, and Wakelee.

The area was first settled by European-Americans in 1831 when John Blair and his family came. They were joined by the Daniel Driskel family in 1833, and the two lakes in the community are named for these families. The first commercial building was built by H. Meskell near Driskell Lake, on land owned by William D. Jones.

For a time, the new settlement was known as Jones' Crossing. In 1870, Mr. Jones platted the townsite that was later named for him. However, the plat was recorded in 1875 as Newberg. A post office was established as Newberg on August 4, 1837. The name was changed to Newburgh on December 24, 1861, and to Jones on December 19, 1881, with E.H. Jones, the son of William Jones, as the postmaster.

Always a small community, Jones was never incorporated and is largely residential. Appropriate topics for this section of our guide include online resources representing businesses, industries, schools, churches, organizations, attractions, and events in Jones, Michigan.



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