Introduction to North Manchester, Indiana
North Manchester History
North Manchester was established in 1837. It was founded by Peter Ogan and named after Manchester, England. It is located on the Eel River in Wabash County, which was created in 1835 and named after the Wabash River. Wabash is the Miami Indian name for pure white. It was named because much of the riverbed is formed of limestone. The city was the center of automobile manufacturing for the DeWitt Motor Company during the early 1900s.
North Manchester and nearby Attractions
- North Manchester Center for History
- Black Pine Animal Park
- Dan Quayle Center & Museum
- Indian Trails Park
- Doranew Holland State Recreation Area
Things To Do In North Manchester
North Manchester is home to a number of parks and recreational areas, including Salamonie Lake, Lake Clare, Lakeside Park and the Indian Trails Park. The Tokens 'n' Tickets Amusement Park is a popular recreational spot for children. The Wabash County Historical Museum and the North Manchester Center for History are the local museums.
North Manchester Transportation
Fort Wayne International is the nearest major airport.
North Manchester Higher Education
Manchester College is the local college. Other nearby universities include Indiana Wesleyan University, the University of Notre Dame and Anderson University.