ABOUT EDEN VALLEY
The arrival of the railroad led to the founding of Eden Valley in 1886. Those were exciting early years, complete with stories of thriving roller mills, three hotels, an opera house and area lakes which could produce a boat full of fish in a matter of hours. By the early 1900s, the town's population had swelled to about 1,000. Today's population is still at a healthy 1036 (2018).
Over a century later, Eden Valley continues to thrive. The city's major employers are Eden Valley-Watkins School District 463, Schlangen's Custom Cabinets, and RIE. The industrial park has welcomed several new businesses in the past decade. Additional businesses are always welcome.
No description of Eden Valley would be complete without mentioning the community's most valuable resources-its people. Friendly, hard-working and caring are just a few of the adjectives used to describe the people who call Eden Valley their home.