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!

  1.   tree lighting 2022

    Edwardsville's annual holiday traditions return on Tuesday, December 6. That evening, the Ho Ho Express will once again set out from Edwardsville City Hall, beginning at 6:00 PM. Immediately following the neighborhood parade, you are cordially invited to the Mayor's Tree Lighting Ceremony taking place at Edwardsville City Hall. As always, this will feature a performance of the EDW Elementary School Choir! Register your vehicle for the Ho Ho Express via THIS LINK. To register for the EDW Gingerbread House contest, click HERE. We encourage you to decorate your vehicles with holiday decor and lights to be enjoyed by the whole community! After the tree lighting, we hope you can join us at the Edwardsville Community Center for a visit from Santa, coco, crafts, and a few special gifts. Keep up with new info on this year's event by visiting its official Facebook page HERE. Happy holidays, EDW!