Introduction to Garrett, Indiana
Garrett, Indiana, in De Kalb county, is 14 miles N of Wayne, Indiana (center to center) and 84 miles W of Toledo, Ohio. The city is considered part of the Fort Wayne metropolitan area and has a population of 5,803.
The city of Garret, which is in the Keyser Township was established in 1875, and named in honor of one of the presidents of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, John W. Garrett. DeKalb County, which was named after Baron Johann de Kalb, an American Revolutionary War hero, was organized in 1837. Notable citizens who resideded in Garret include John Bowers, the filmstar; Rollie Zeider, the baseball player; and Thomas Taggart, Mayor of Indianapolis.
Garrett and Nearby Attractions
- Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum
- Chain O'Lakes State Park
- Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
- Black Pine Animal Park
- Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
Things To Do In Garrett
People may visit museums like Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society Museum, Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum, and Cathedral Museum, all of which are located near Garrett. The Gene Stratton-Porter State Historical Site is another popular attraction. Other places to visit include the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, Black Pine Animal Park, and Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Parks nearby are Pokagon State Park, Tri-County State Fish and Game Area, and Steuben County Park.
Flights are available at Fort Wayne International Airport.
Garrett Higher Education
The closest colleges to Garrett include University of Saint Francis, Tri-State University, and Glen Oaks Community College.