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
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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.