The Village of Ellsworth was founded in 1881 by Erwin A. Dean and his nephew, August Davis. Lewis A. DeLine became its first postmaster on February 1, 1884. The new village and post office included the small settlements of Needmore and Ox Bow. Named by Mr. DeLine who had served under Colonel Ephraim Elmer Ellsworth the first Union officer killed in the Civil War. Incoporated as a village in 1938.
Information excerpts from Michigan Place Names by Walter Romig. LDH
Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Providing affordable housing for households who are elderly, disabled or families with children. The East Jordan Housing Commission (EJHC) operates off a waiting list – those interested in housing with the EJHC can obtain an application at our offices located at 451 Water Street, East Jordan, Michigan or by calling and requesting an application.
City Marina 231-536-2166, http://www.eastjordancity.org/harbor.html
Tourist Park 231-536-2561
Workforce development office offering HR and business services, Learning labs,Youth and Job Seeker Services, including training.
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Make your up north vacation the best one ever. Spend the day exploring the countryside and small towns and villages along C-48 the Breezeway.
The C-48 Breezeway is a well known scenic route connecting Atwood, Ellsworth, East Jordan and Boyne Falls. Not only is it the fastest route from point A (Atwood) to point B (Boyne Falls) but this 25 mile scenic rural ride is sure to please everyone. This scenic route offers everything from spectacular views, award winning cuisine, nature preserves, orchards, attractions, artisans, and much more. C-48 The Breezeway signs clearly mark its route through beautiful forests and valley vistas, drumlin carved hillsides dotted with orchards and various lakes along its way. Visit the website at www.ridethebreezeway.com
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March 19, 2020 – Jordan River Arts Council – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CANCELLED
April 8, 2020 – East Jordan American Legion Hall – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – BINGO CANCELLED
May 20, 2020 – County Wide – The Boathouse on Lake Charlevoix – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
AREA FESTIVAL & EVENT DATES – 2020
E.J. Sno-Mobile Club Breakfast – Sunday’s, 7:00 AM – Noon, December – March CANCELLED UNTIL NEXT SEASON
East Jordan Lion’s Club Easter Fun & Games – April 11, 2020 CANCELLED
Rotary Father/Son Banquet – April 11, 2020 CANCELLED
Miss East Jordan Scholarship Pageant – April 18, 2020 POSTPONED TO LATER DATE TBD
Rotary Variety Show – April 24 & 25, 2020 CANCELLED
Jordan Valley Community Band Concert – May 3, 2020, Special Time 7:00 PM
Breezeway Garage Sales – May 22 & 23, 2020
Ellsworth Pig Roast – June 19 & 20, 2020
East Jordan Freedom Festival – June 24 – June 28, 2020