Introduction to Plymouth, Indiana
William Polk named the city "Plymouth," after Plymouth, Massachusetts. It was originally incorporated into the state in February, 1851, as a town. Plymouth was recognized as a city on April 25, 1873; Horace Corbin became the first mayor of the city. Electric lights were first installed in the city in 1888. Plymouth holds a seat on Marshall county, which was formed in 1836, and named in honor of John Marshall, the Chief Justice of the United States from 1801 to 1835. The first courthouse was built in 1840 on the Courthouse Square. The present courthouse was opened in 1872.
Plymouth and nearby Attractions
- Marshall county Historical Society and Museum
- Potatoe Creek State Park
- Fulton county Historical Society Museum
- Winamac State Fish and Wildlife Area
- Copshaholm House Museum & Historic Oliver Gardens
- Tippecanoe River State Park
Things To Do In Plymouth
Plymouth is near several museums such as the Fulton County Historical Society Museum, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, Northern Indiana Center for History, Marshall County Historical Society and Museum, and Studebaker National Museum. The Winamac State Fish and Wildlife Area, Potato Creek State Park, and Kingsbury State Fish and Wildlife Area provide many recreational opportunities. In addition, the residents of Plymouth celebrate the Marshall County Blueberry Festival, the Heart and Hands Latino Festival, and the Yellow River Festival every year.
The closest airport to the city is the South Bend Regional Airport.
Plymouth Higher Education
The University of Notre Dame, Purdue University - North Central Campus, and Indiana University-South Bend are some of the higher education schools located close to Plymouth.