Introduction to Gas City, Indiana
Gas City History
Gas City, which is located along the Mississinewa River, was established as Harrisburg in May 1867, by Noah Harris. It was named because of the abundant natural gas found in 1887. Noah Harris founded the city, which was platted in 1867. The Gas City Land Company was established on March 21st, 1892, and a few days later the city was rechristened with its present name. Gas City post office was established on April 4th, 1892.
Gas City and Nearby Attractions
- Gas City Petting Zoo
- Fort Recovery
- Fairmount Historical Museum
- James Dean Birthplace & Gravesite
- Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
- Pearson Mill State Recreation Area
Things To Do In Gas City
Gas City has a variety of recreational opportunities. Nearby attractions include Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, and the Indianapolis Zoo. The city has a 90-acre park called Eugene "Beaner" Linn Park, which offers opportunities for swimming, biking, picnicking, and hiking. Golfers may enjoy a game at Walnut Creek golf course. Historical sites in the area include, Fort Recovery, Seiberling Mansion, and Levi Coffin House. Local festivals of Gas City are Old Settler's Day, Ducktail Run, Gas City Christmas Lights, and Gas City Old Fashioned 4th.
Gas City Transportation
Fort Wayne International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Gas City Higher Education
Colleges nearby include Anderson University, Ball State University, and Huntington University.