Introduction to Bluffton, Indiana
Located in Wells county, Bluffton, Indiana is 27 miles S of Fort Wayne, Indiana (center to center) and 84 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is part of the Fort Wayne metro area. The population of Bluffton is 9,536 residents.
Bluffton was established in 1838 and incorporated into the state in 1851. Bluffton was so named due to its location on the bluffs that overlook the river. While originally a simple village, the arrival of the railroad in the year 1869 brought prosperity to Bluffton. It holds a seat on Wells county, which was organized in 1837, and is named in honor of Capt. William A. Wells.
Bluffton and nearby Attractions
- Ouabache State Park
- Wells county Historical Museum
- Rivergreenway Trail
- Fox Island county Park Skiing
- Limberlost State Historic Site
Things To Do In Bluffton
Bluffton is home to many parks, such as the Washington Park and Jefferson Park. The Markle State Recreation Area, Kil - So - Quah State Recreation Area, and Ouabache State Park are in the neighborhood. The Roanoke Area Heritage Center, Blackford County Historical Society Museum, Wells County Historical Museum, and Dan Quayle Center and Museum are close by. In addition, the city hosts the annual Bluffton Free Street Fair in the month of September.
Fort Wayne International Airport is the closest airport to the city.
Bluffton Higher Education
Indiana Wesleyan University, Ivy Tech State College - East Central, and Ball State University are located near the city.