Introduction to Nappanee, Indiana
Located in Elkhart county, Nappanee, Indiana, is 16 miles S of Elkhart, Indiana (center to center) and 90 miles E of Chicago, Illinois. The city is included in the Elkhart - Goshen metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 6,710 people live in Nappanee.
The community of Nappanee developed thanks to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and was founded in the year 1874. There is a large population of Amish farmers in the locality. According to some sources, the name Nappanee is derived from a word meaning "flour" (another interesting fact about this name is that every letter in it is repeated twice). The economy of Nappanee is largely dependent on agriculture.
Nappanee and nearby Attractions
- Copshaholm House Museum & Historic Oliver Gardens
- Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
- Stauffer Park
- Elkhart county Historical Museum
- Mount Etna State Recreation Area
- Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area
Things To Do In Nappanee
The city of Nappanee hosts the Apple Festival every year in September. The Elkhart County Historical Museum showcases the local history of the area. The Black Pine Animal Park or the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo are near the city. The Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area is in the area as well.
The Fort Wayne International Airport is the closest airport to the city.
Nappanee Higher Education
Schools for higher studies can be attended at the University of Notre Dame, the Indiana University-South Bend, and the Kalamazoo Valley Community College.