WELCOME TO EDWARDSVILLE! The City of Edwardsville is located in southwest Wyandotte County, just north of the Kansas River and just south of the Kansas Speedway. With a population of about 4,500 folks, Edwardsville offers a small-town feel with close proximity to metropolitan amenities and attractions. Edwardsville was first surveyed in 1869 and was located on land owned by Delaware Indian Chief Half Moon. Our most famous resident was Junius Groves, a freed slave known as the Potato King of the World in the early 20th Century due to the fact that his western Wyandotte County farm produced more bushels of potatoes per acre than any of his international competitors. The City was officially incorporated in 1915. With an active Parks & Recreation Department, highly-regarded public safety departments, and quick access to big city resources, the City of Edwardsville is a great town to raise a family or establish a business. We're happy you've visited us and encourage you to reach out to Edwardsville City Hall at 913-356-6000 if you have any questions!