Introduction to New Haven, Indiana
New Haven, Indiana, in Allen county, is 7 miles SE of Fort Wayne, Indiana and 86 miles SW of Toledo, Ohio. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Fort Wayne metropolitan area with. New Haven contains a population of approximately 12,406.
New Haven History
The community was named after the city of New Haven, Connecticut. Transportation has always played a major role in the development of the city. Initially, the Wabash and Erie Canal was located near New Haven. The Wabash and Nickel Plate Railroads entered the city later on, followed by the Norfolk Southern Railway, which maintains its operations in New Haven to this day. The area was platted by Henry Burgess, and incorporated as a town in 1865. In 1963, New Haven was reincorporated as a city.
New Haven and nearby Attractions
- Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
- Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society Museum
- Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
- Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
- Martin Church
- Saint John Cemetery
Things To Do In New Haven
While in New Haven, one can visit the home of author and nature photographer, Gene Stratton-Porter. The city also provides easy access to a number of museums, including the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, the Science Central, the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society Museum and the Cathedral Museum. The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory and the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo are also popular spots. A French settlement of Besancon on the eastern edge of New Haven one existed in the area, and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
New Haven Transportation
Air transportation facilities are provided by the Fort Wayne International Airport.
New Haven Higher Education
Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne, Indiana Wesleyan University and Ball State University provide opportunities for higher education.