History of Englewood: Following primarily the path traced through this area by the Stillwater River , a group of settlers founded what is now the City of Englewood on May 6, 1841 . These pioneers included Mathias Gish, Daniel Rasor and Samuel Herr. Some of these settlers came from the area around Harrisburg , Pennsylvania , and thus named the community Harrisburg . Other residents came from Randolph County , North Carolina , and named this township accordingly. Harrisburg s first post office was opened on February 8, 1870 , and discontinued on February 6, 1871 . The post office was re-established on May 8, 1874 , and the first postmaster was Harvey Iams. The town was then renamed Iamton. However, at that time the capital letters I and J were the same in the alphabet and the town became know as Jamton. In 1898, the local businessmen conducted a contest to choose a new name for the town. The name Englewood was chosen as the winner of that contest and the town of Jamton was renamed Englewood . The Village of Englewood was incorporated on May 15, 1914 , and Jacob Hoover was the first mayor. The population had risen to 415 by 1930 and over 600 by 1940. The present population is estimated at nearly 13,000. Englewood became a city in 1971. There were many Indians in the area in the early days, however, they were not hostile and traded with the settlers. There was also an abundance of wildlife which afforded good hunting for the settlers food requirements. These early pioneers give us the beginnings of a fine community and it is to them and their descendants that we owe much thanks. It is from them that we have inherited the responsibility to keep the community progressive and viable.