The Village of Paw Paw was established in 1859. In 1967, the Village and Township were named after the river, so named by the indigenous population from the paw paw fruit that grew thickly along the river’s banks. Residents and visitors alike enjoy a full-service community with its own electric, water and sanitary sewer utilities, full-time police department, a joint fire department, and over 100 acres of park land; all situated around picturesque Maple Lake. Paw Paw meets the new economy needs by providing broadband fiber optic service to each property.
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