Introduction to Huntington, Indiana
Huntington, Indiana, in Huntington county, is 25 miles SW of Fort Wayne, Indiana and 84 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Fort Wayne metropolitan area. Huntington contains a population of approximately 17,450.
Huntington was originally inhabited by Native Americans. It was first settled in by Europeans in the 1830s. Joel and Champion Helvey were the first settlers of the area. Huntington was incorporated as a town in 1848 and was named after Samuel Huntington, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and Governor of Connecticut.
Huntington and nearby Attractions
- Huntington Reservoir
- Dan Quayle Museum
- Roush Lake
- Huntington County Historical Society Museum
- Chief Richardville House and Miami Treaty Grounds
- Little Turtle State Recreation Area
Things To Do In Huntington
While staying in Huntington, you can plan a day trip to the Huntington County Historical Museum, Sunken Gardens, Waltonian Gardens and Shakespeare Gardens. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed at the J. Edward Roush Lake. The Forks of the Wabash and the Sheets Wildlife Museum and Learning Center are also worth visiting. The local parks include Laurie Park, Kriegbaum Field, Hier Park and Memorial Park.
Fort Wayne International is the nearest major airport.
Huntington Higher Education
Huntington College is the local college. Indiana Wesleyan University, Ball State University, Ivy Tech State College- East Central and many other colleges and universities also provide facilities for higher studies.