Introduction to Wabash, Indiana
Colonel David Burr, Alexander Worth and Colonel Hugh Hanna were the first European settlers in Wabash county. The county was established on January 30, 1833, while the city was incorporated in January of 1849. On March 31, 1880, Wabash became the first city in the world to be lit by electrical lighting. The name Wabash is apparently derived from the Indian term for "water over white stones."
Wabash and nearby Attractions
- Wabash County Historical Museum
- Seiberling Mansion
- Hebrew Cemetery
- Helm Creek
- Frances Slocum State Recreation Area
- Wabash Country Club
Things To Do In Wabash
Visitors interested in learning about the local history and culture of Wabash can plan a trip to the Wabash County Historical Museum. Another notable historic site that can be visited from Wabash is the Seiberling Mansion, the home of the Diamond Plate Glass Company's founder, Monroe Seiberling. The city is also close to a number of parks like the Pearson Mill State Recreation Area, the Doranew Holland State Recreation Area, the Frances Slocum State Recreation Area and the Mount Hope State Recreation Area. In addition, Wabash hosts the Paradise Arts Festival every year.
Fort Wayne International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Wabash Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are provided by Indiana Wesleyan University, Anderson University and Ball State University.