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Fort Wayne
Allen County, Indiana

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Page Contents for Fort Wayne, Indiana

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Indiana state capital is Indianapolis.
The population of Fort Wayne is approximately 223,341 (2005), 253691 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 90,915 (2000), 101585 (2010).
The amount of land area in Fort Wayne is 162.281 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Fort Wayne is 79.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.394 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fort Wayne to Washington DC is 470 miles.
The distance to the Indiana state capital is 105 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fort Wayne is positioned 41.07 degrees north of the equator and 85.13 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Fort Wayne elevation is 781 feet above sea level.
Fort Wayne median income is $ 38,063 (2005).
The Fort Wayne median home price is $ 87,700 (2005).
Fort Wayne average annual rainfall is 36.2 inches per year
The average low temperature is 40 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 60 degrees F.


in northeastern Indiana about seven miles from New Haven, Huntertown, Leo-Cedarville, Ossian, Grabill. Zanesville, Churubusco and Garrett.
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cold in the winter much much snowfall. Summers are usually hot and humid. Precipitation, in the form of snow or rain, generally falls uniformly all year long. Though severe weather is not common, it does occur with heavy thunderstorms and some tornado activity occurring.
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History & History Related Items

The city is named for General Anthony Wayne. The fort was built near the community of Kekionga, one of the Miami villages. As the city developed, it increased in importance as a major railroad center within the Chicago-New York line. As the city grew rapidly during the 1800s, many new residents came from Germany and Ireland.

Try this history page from the city. More history may be found on this page.

It Happened Here!
See historical events for the date of the first professional baseball game in the U.S.
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The founding of Fort Wayne

October 22, 1794

The incorporation of Fort Wayne

February 22, 1840


Learn more about Fort Wayne, Indiana on Fort Wayne Infonet

Allen County Memorial Coliseum
4000 Parnell Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1414
Phone: 260-449-9502

Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E. Main St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802-1907
Phone: 260-422-6467

Historical Museum
302 E Berry St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802-2708
Phone: 260-426-2882

Fort Wayne Ballet
324 Penn Avenue
Phone: 260-484-9646

Fort Wayne Philharmonic
2340 Fairfield Ave.
Phone: 260-456-2224

Allen County Fairgrounds
2726 Carroll Road
Phone: 260-449-4444

Black Pine Animal Park
0349 W. Albion Rd.
Albion, Indiana
Phone: 260-636-7383
35 minutes northeast of Fort Wayne
Please call for hours of operation and fees.

Fort Wayne Firefighter's Museum & Old #3 Firehouse Cafe
226 W. Washington Blvd
Phone: 260-426-0051
This museum showcases artifacts and memorabilia used by early firefighters.

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum
1600 S. Wayne St
Auburn, Indiana
Phone: 260-925-1444
More than 100 antique, vintage, classic and special interest cars from the nineteenth century to the present.

Botanical Conservatory
1100 S. Calhoun
Phone: 260-427-6440
Over 20 hands-on exhibits, meet Woody, the talking tree. Just stop and smell the flowers at one of the best botanical conservatories in the Midwest.

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
3411 Sherman Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Phone: 260-427-6800
42 acres of landscaped grounds with much to do. Ride the world's only Endangered Species Carousel and more.

Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society
15808 Edgerton Road
New Haven, Indiana 46855
Phone: 260-493-0765
Home to steam locomotive 765 and more. Please call for hours of operation.

Jack D. Diehm Museum of Natural History
600 Franke Park Dr.
Phone: 260-427-6708
Take a good look at North American wildlife set up in realistic settings. Please call for hours of operation.

Science Central
1950 North Clinton St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Phone: 260-424-2400
Toll-free: 800-4-HANDS-ON (442-6376)
Hands-on fun!
Over 100 permanent exhibits plus temporary ones.

Model T Bicycle Rentals
Headwaters Park in Downtown Fort Wayne (off North Clinton Street)
Mailing Address: 1232 Wefel Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Enjoy a unique four-wheeled, canopied bicycle ride the whole family can enjoy. They call these vehicles "Horseless Carriages." Riders get to embark along a relaxing trail through scenic Headwaters Park in Downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. Guests are treated to a back in time experience. All the staff is attired in vaudeville-like get-up complete with straw hats. After the ride, complimentary beverages are offered.
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Fort Wayne City Government

The City of Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne Mayor's Office
1 E Main St Fl 9
Fort Wayne, IN 46802-1804
Phone: 260-427-1111

Fort Wayne has an elected Mayor and nine city council members.

Fort Wayne is the County Seat of Allen County

Fort Wayne Historical Events

Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society
located in:
Old City Hall Historical Museum
302 East Berry Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802-2708
Phone: 260-426-2882

Fort Wayne Convention and Visitor's Bureau
1021 S. Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Toll-free: 800-767-7752

The first professional baseball game was played in Fort Wayne, Indiana on May 4, 1871.

Fort Wayne Chamber

Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce
826 Ewing Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802-2182
Telephone: 219-424-1435
FAX: 260-426-7232

Fort Wayne Community Events

September each year
An Annual Event
The Johnny Appleseed Festival
For more information
Johnny Appleseed Festival, Inc.
1502 Harry W. Baals Dr.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Phone: 260-471-8941

Fort Wayne Organizations

Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce
826 Ewing Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802-2182
Telephone: 219-424-1435
FAX: 260-426-7232

Fort Wayne Libraries

Allen County Public Library
900 Webster St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone: (260) 421-1200
Fax: (260) 422-9688

Allen County Public Library
1411 E. State Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-4529
Phone: 260-483-8975
There are many other library branches in Fort Wayne.

Good History books for Fort Wayne!
at Allen County Public Library
There are some very good books to look at and read if you are interested in history of Fort Wayne.
The first - "Fort Wayne, Indiana - A Presentation of her Resources, Achievements and Possibilities."
This book is published by the Fort Wayne News and compiled by H.W. Gardner, dated 1913!

The second is a book with mostly photos entitled: "Photo-gravures of Fort Wayne." F.H. Smith is the publisher. It is dated in 1889. Both books have much information about Fort Wayne which should be used by the community! It is sad some many of these buildings have been torn down. Thanks goodness for these books and their photographs so the images may be preserved.

Fort Wayne Schools

Fort Wayne Community Schools
1200 S. Clinton St.
Fort, Wayne, IN 46802-3504
Phone: 260-425-7200

Northwest Allen County Schools
13119 Coldwater Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46845-9631
Phone: 260-449-4500

Northrop/Wayne Administration
2414 Brooklyn Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46802-4566
Phone: 260-425-7771

South Side Administration
3601 S Calhoun St
Fort Wayne, IN 46807-2006
Phone: 260-425-7762

K-12 Education page for Fort Wayne.


Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)
2101 East Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
Phone: 260-481-6100 Fort Wayne


The population of Fort Wayne was:
1744 - 1,040
1833 - 300
1850 - 4,282
1860 - 10,388
1880 - 25,880
1900 - 45,115
1920 - 85,540
1940 - 118,410
1950 - 133,607
1960 - 161,144
1970 - 178,269
1980 - 172,196
1990 - 195,680
2000 - 205,727
2005 - 223,341
There are nearly 804 miles of streets in the city!
Median Household income:
2000 - $ 36,518
2005 - $ 38,063

Median House value:
2000 - $ 74,600
2005 - $ 87,700

Median age:
2000 - 32.8 years

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