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Niles is a city near South Bend, Indiana in Berrien County.
Niles is located at the site of the French Fort St. Joseph, first established in 1691. After 1761, it was held by the British and was captured on May 25, 1763, by Native Americans during Pontiac's Rebellion. The British retook the fort but it was not regarrisoned and served as a trading post. During the American Revolutionary War, the fort was held for a short time by a Spanish force. The presence of these three European powers in the area, as well as the United States, has earned Niles the nickname, City of Four Flags.
The town was named after Hezekiah Niles (editor of the Niles Register, a Baltimore newspaper.) The newspaper for the town is the Niles Daily Star.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.9 square miles, of which, 5.8 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it (2.36%) is water.
See also: The History of Berrien County, Michigan
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