An Overview of Wabash, IN

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This article is brought to you by the abuse lawyers from Wabash. Our legal team encourages residents and visitors to learn more about the history of the city and its many offerings.

Description of Wabash

Wabash is a city within the Noble Township of the Wabash County of Indiana. Also the seat of the county, it has claimed to be the first electrically lighted city in the world. However, this has been proven wrong as further inspections found that only the courthouse grounds were lighted on March 31, 1880.

Wabash was platted by Col. David Burr and Hugh Hanna in the spring of 1834. The town's name is derived from a Miami-Illinois word for "water over white stone." In 1839, the Wabash post office was established. It has been in operation since then. As of the 2010 census, the city has a population of 10,666 people and a total area of 9.128 square miles.

Historic Sites

Within the city of Wabash are a number of landmarks and establishments that depict the history of the area. This includes:

  • Downtown Wabash Historic District
  • East Wabash Historic District
  • North Wabash Historic District
  • West Wabash Historic District
  • James M. Amoss Building
  • Solomon Wilson Building
  • Honeywell Memorial Community center
  • Honeywell Studio
  • First Christian Church
  • McNamee-Ford House

These historic sites have been added on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) individually.

Eagles Theatre

Another historical feature of Wabash is the Eagles Theatre. Opened in 1905, it was constructed as a vaudeville theater. In the 1930s, the theater was switched to movies when it was redecorated in the Art Deco architectural style. Today, the historic theater is home to one of the largest screens that still remains in Indiana. It also features two balconies and a ballroom. In 1985, the Theatre was added to the NRHP. In 2017, its operations were suspended as construction began on its two years Renovation Project to revitalize the building. Today, the movie theater offers 440-seats, as well as first-run films and live events. It could be found on West Market Street.

Wabash City Park

Wabash City Park is a recreational park in Wabash. Located on West Hill Street, the 33-acre park provides a space for sports play, spending time with friends and family, and having fun. It offers amenities like three lighted ball diamonds, a playground, three picnic shelters, a large pavilion and grills. The park is a favorite recreational space among locals and visitors.

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