HISTORY OF EDWARDS, NY

The village was originally settled on a river island, but expanded onto the mainland to take advantage of the "Russell Turnpike," a military road. The first structure, a grist mill, was erected in the future village in 1814, giving the future village its first name "Sheads Mill."

A destructive fire in 1894 destroyed much of the village.

On Tuesday, March 15, 2011, village voters decided to dissolve the village into the surrounding town by a vote of 55 to 9 in favor. The village was dissolved on December 31, 2012 and on January 1, 2013, the Town of Edwards assumed responsibility for the former village.