About the Village of Cassopolis
The Village serves as the County Seat for Cass County and is home to the majority of the County offices, the County Courthouse, and the County Fairgrounds. The Village is situated about 35 miles northeast of South Bend. Two state highways intersect in Cassopolis; M-60 and M-62. M-60 takes people east to Three Rivers, or southwest to Niles, MI. M-60 also provides access to US-933, US-131, and I-69. M-62 connects residents to South Bend and Granger, Indiana to the south as well as Dowagiac to the north. It also provides access to US-12.
As of the 2010 census, there were 1,774 people, 709 households, and 384 families residing in the village. Many more families live outside of the village limits in this largely agricultural and rural county, on or near the many lakes that draw people to Cass County. Cassopolis is bedroom-community to, and part of the South Bend–Mishawaka, Indiana and Michigan Metropolitan Area. Cassopolis is also only 12 miles from Elkhart, Indiana.
These crystal clear and mostly spring-fed lakes are popular summer and weekend retreats for residents of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and eastern Michigan because of the easy weekend commute. The most popular lakes in the Cassopolis zipcode are:
- Diamond Lake
- Stone Lake
- Kelsey Lake
- Little Fish Lake
Business in Cassopolis
The community may have been named after Lewis Cass, who was a prominent U.S. Senator from Michigan prior to the Civil War but a more recent claim to fame comes from Ed Lowe, who invented cat litter. The brand “Kitty Litter” is known throughout the United States. Today Edward Lowe’s legacy lives on through the Edward Lowe Foundation. The foundation focuses on entrepreneurship and is committed to environmental conservation and preservation. More recently, the Village of Cassopolis has seen the construction of the new state-of-the-art Cass Family Clinic Network for family health care and dentistry.
- Cassopolis Public Schools
- Lewis Cass Intermediate School District (special education, instructional services, and career technical education coordination for Cass and Berrien County local school districts)
Parks & Recreation
The parks of Cass County Michigan are one of the little-known natural wonders of southwestern Lower Michigan. Cass County’s mission is to provide quality park facilities for all segments of our population. They strive to enhance the quality of life for county residents and park visitors through active citizen involvement, planned growth, and professional stewardship of Cass County parks. Check out the diverse number of recreational activities offered by Cass County Parks & Recreation Department.