|Full Name||Edward Sawyer|
|First Episode||Stranger in Town|
|Last Episode||Stranger in Town|
|Portrayed by||William Lanteau|
Ed Sawyer, a mysterious stranger, arrives in Mayberry and disrupts the lives of the townspeople because he appears to know everyone's name, intimate details about their lives, and other startling facts about them. It turns out he was formerly in the Army with a Mayberry resident. Hearing stories of the town and the people, he fell in love with the idea of Mayberry, therefore moving there after he left the military.
- After he started living in Mayberry, Ed is never seen in the show again.