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Encyclopedia > Elkhart, Indiana
City of Elkhart, Indiana
Nickname: "The City with a Heart"
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 41°40′59″N 85°58′08″W / 41.68306, -85.96889
Country United States
State Indiana
County Elkhart
Government
 - Mayor Dick Moore (D)
Area
 - Total 22.3 sq mi (57.7 km²)
 - Land 21.4 sq mi (55.3 km²)
 - Water 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km²)
Elevation 748 ft (228 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 51,874
 - Density 2,428.6/sq mi (937.7/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 46514-46517
Area code(s) 574
FIPS code 18-20728[1]
GNIS feature ID 0434079[2]
Website: http://www.elkhartindiana.org/

Elkhart (pronounced /ˈɛlkɑrt/) is a city located about 100 miles due east of Chicago in Elkhart County, Indiana, United States. It has the larger population of the two principal cities of the Elkhart-Goshen Metropolitan Statistical Area, which in turn is part of the South Bend-Elkhart-Mishawaka Combined Statistical Area, in a region commonly known as Michiana. The city has a population of 51,874 as of the 2000 census. Despite the shared name, Goshen, located about 10 miles south of Elkhart, is the county seat of Elkhart County. EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Image File history File links Elkhart_County_Indiana_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Elkhart_Highlighted. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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Geography

Elkhart is located at 41°40′59″N, 85°58′8″W (41.683149, -85.968798).[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.3 square miles (57.7 km²), of which, 21.4 square miles (55.3 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²) of it (4.00%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


The city sits on the St. Joseph and Elkhart Rivers. The Elkhart River drains into the St. Joseph at Island Park just north of Downtown. There are also numerous small lakes around the city. Saint Joe River flowing west from Elkhart (top) through Osceola (middle) and into Mishawaka (bottom). ... The Elkhart River is a small river and tributary of the St. ... Island Park is the name of two towns in the United States: Island Park, Idaho Island Park, New York This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Climate

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average Temperature °F 30/16 34/19 46/29 59/39 70/49 80/59 83/63 81/61 74/54 62/43 49/33 35/22 59/41
Average Rainfall 2.2 in 1.9 in 3.1 in 3.8 in 3.2 in 4.1 in 3.8 in 3.7 in 3.6 in 3.1 in 3.3 in 3.3 in 39.1 in
Average Snowfall 22.4 in 16.1 in 9.7 in 2.4 in - - - - - 1 in 8.6 in 21 in 81.2

History

At the beginning of the 19th Century, the area now known as Elkhart was mainly inhabited by the Ottawa, Chippewa, and Potawatomi Indian Tribes. In 1831, Dr. Havilah Beardsley purchased one square mile of land from Pierre Moran, a half French, half Native American Potawatomi Chief.[4]


There are several rumors to where the city's name came from.


The first says that the city was named after an Elkhart Indian Tribe, however there is no historical proof of such a tribe. Another rumor, and the reason given on the city's website, says that the city's Island Park looks like an elk's heart[5]. However, it is unknown how Beardsley could have known what the Island looked like from above. Hot air balloons existed at the time but the first air flight did not take place until the late 1800s. A third rumor, and possibly the most likely, claims that the source of the city's name was the Shawnee Indian chief Elkhart, father of princess Mishawaka.[6] However, there is no definite proof of this rumor either. Hot air balloons are the oldest successful human flight technology, dating back to the Montgolfier brothers invention in Annonay, France in 1783. ...


Demographics

As of the 2000 census, there were 51,874 people, 20,072 households, and 12,506 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,428.0 people per square mile (937.7/km²). There were 21,688 housing units at an average density of 1,015.1/sq mi (392.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.5% White, 14.7% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 9.2% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.8% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


Of the 20,072 households, 62.3% were occupied by families, 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.9% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present and 37.7% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.16. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $34,863, and the median income for a family was $40,514. Males had a median income of $30,674 versus $22,760 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,890. About 11.1% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.[7] The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


In recent years, there has been an influx of people coming to Elkhart, particularly immigrants of Hispanic ethnicity.


Economy

Downtown Elkhart from the Riverwalk.
Downtown Elkhart from the Riverwalk.

Due to its close proximity to the South Bend metropolitan area, the commercial sectors of the city are small. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the city in Indiana, US. For other uses of the name South Bend, see South Bend (disambiguation). ...


Industry

Elkhart is known for its manufacturing of musical instruments, pharmaceuticals, electronic components, recreational vehicles, and manufactured housing. Numerous manufacturers of musical instruments and accessories, of which most of the surviving companies have been absorbed into the Conn-Selmer conglomerate have a long history in the city. The Charles R. Walter Piano is also hand-crafted in Elkhart. A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making music. ... Conn-Selmer, Inc. ...


In 1884 Dr. Franklin Miles launched the Miles Medical Co. in Elkhart, which in later decades produced products like Alka-Seltzer and Flintstones Vitamins. Later, the Miles Medical Co. was purchased by the German company Bayer, in 1979 and was consolidated into the larger Pittsburgh-based Bayer, Inc. by 1995.[8] Miles Laboratories was founded as the Dr. Miles Medical Company in Elkhart, Indiana, in 1884 by Dr. Franklin Miles, a specialist in the treatment of eye and ear disorders, with an interest in the connection of the nervous system to overall health. ... Cherry Alka Seltzer Plus Tablet dissolving in water Alka-Seltzer is a name owned by the German Bayer Corporation for a line of medications sold over the counter and taken by means of rapidly dissolving tablets that form an effervescent solution in water. ... Flintstones Complete Children Vitamin is a supplemental multivitamin for children that still enjoys popularity today. ... Bayer AG (IPA pronunciation //) (ISIN: DE0005752000, NYSE: BAY, TYO: 4863 ) is a German chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in Barmen, Germany in 1863. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


Elkhart is home to many Recreational vehicle (RV) and boat manufacturers, including Bennington Marine, the Damon Corporation, Four Winds, Hy-Line, Keystone, Monaco, Skyline, Sun Valley, and Travel Supreme. Many other manufacturers, including Dutchman, Heartland, Gulf Stream, and Jayco, can be found nearby in Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee and Wakarusa. Due to the high concentration of the RV industry in the area, Elkhart is dubbed the "RV Capital of the World."[9] The city is also home to some small shops which support the RV (Recreational Vehicle) industry as well as construction. “RV” redirects here. ... Goshen (IPA: ) is a city of about 30,000 people located about 100 miles east of Chicago and 30 miles east of South Bend in the northern Indiana region known as Michiana in the United States. ... Memorial Park. ... Nappanee from above. ... Wakarusa from the air, looking east. ...


The city is also home to the Robert Young Rail Yards which are the second largest freight classification yards in the world.[10]


Transportation

Major Roads

The St. Joseph River widens as it flows west through Elkhart.
The St. Joseph River widens as it flows west through Elkhart.

Elkhart is located on The Indiana Toll Road (Interstates 80/90) at exits 92 and 96 and on the eastern portion of the St. Joseph Valley Parkway (U.S. Route 20) which by-passes the southern side of the city. State Road 19 runs through the city while U.S. Route 33 and State Road 120 terminate in the city. U.S. 33 used to run through the city and that route was part of the original Lincoln Highway. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2500x1601, 1074 KB) Summary St. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2500x1601, 1074 KB) Summary St. ... Indiana Toll Road Length: 156. ... Interstate 80 (abbreviated I-80) is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 90 Interstate 90 (abbreviated I-90) is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers). ... The St. ... U.S. Highway 20 is an east-west United States highway. ... State Road 19 in the U.S. State of Indiana runs from the Michigan state line to Elkhart was originally part of U.S. Highway 112 from 1926 to 1934, and U.S. Highway 112S from 1934 to 1936. ... United States Highway 33 is a north-south United States highway that runs northwest-southeast for 709 miles (1,141 km) from northern Indiana to Richmond, Virginia. ... State Road 120 in the U.S. State of Indiana is an east-west state highway in the U.S. state of Indiana located close to the Michigan border. ... For the Australian highway, see Lincoln Highway (Australia). ...


Other Transportation

Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, services the Elkhart Train Station. Two routes, Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited travel through the city. The Capital Limited line connects Chicago to Washington, DC and the Lake Shore Limited line connects Chicago to New York and Boston. Both lines connect to their eastern destinations via Cleveland with one train offered for each direction on each route daily.[11] Vermonter at the Brattleboro, Vermont, station, 18 March 2004. ... Other information Code EKH Traffic Passengers (2006) 12,489 11% Elkhart is a train station in Elkhart, Indiana served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. ... Amtraks Capitol Limited is one of the two routes connecting Washington, DC to Chicago, running via Cleveland, Ohio (the other is the Cardinal via Cincinnati). ... The Lake Shore Limited is a train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States on routes formally traveled by the famed 20th Century Limited. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... This article is about the state. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Cleveland redirects here. ...


A public bus line runs through Elkhart and neighboring Goshen. The buses look like trolleys and thus explains why the line is called the Inter-Urban Trolley. Goshen (IPA: ) is a city of about 30,000 people located about 100 miles east of Chicago and 30 miles east of South Bend in the northern Indiana region known as Michiana in the United States. ...


Elkhart Municipal Airport is located on the city's Northwest side. No commercial flights are offered but two charter flight services do operate out of the airport. South Bend Regional Airport (SBN) is the closest airport with commercial airline service. Elkhart Municipal Airport (IATA: EKI, ICAO: KEKM, FAA LID: EKM) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) northwest of the central business district of Elkhart, a city in Elkhart County, Indiana, United States. ... Runway layout at SBN South Bend Regional Airport (IATA: SBN, ICAO: KSBN) is located in northwest South Bend, Indiana. ...


The The Mishawaka Pilots Club Airport (3C1) is just outside the southwest edge of the city of Elkhart. Mishawaka Pilots Club Airport is a privately owned, public use facility.


Culture

Theater

The front of the Elco Theater downtown Elkhart.
The front of the Elco Theater downtown Elkhart.

The ELCO Performing Arts Center is a small theater located downtown. After being built in 1924 and undergoing two name changes, it became the ELCO in 1934. Ownership switched hands several times but the end of the ELCO appeared to be in sight when owner William Miller died in 1987. In 1990, the city bought the theater to prevent further deterioration from vacancy. Also that year, a commission was formed by some locals to oversee the restoration. Funding issues led the city to get involved further in the form of getting a federal grant. The grant helped with major upgrades and the hiring of a full time staff.[12] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Now the ELCO is used for a wide range of smaller productions.


Museums

There are a few different museums located in the city.

  • The Midwest Museum of American Art has over 2500 works in its collection and offers 8-10 temporary showings per year in addition to that.[13]
  • The RV/MH Hall of Fame & Museum is appropriately located in the city. Elkhart County is known as being the RV Capital of the World.
  • The Ruthmere Museum and the "Time Was" Museum are also in Elkhart. They are both small historical museums that depict how life used to be in the early Twentieth Century.

The national New York Central Railroad Museum is located at 721 South Main St. ...

Recreation

Elkhart's downtown riverwalk on a wintery evening.
Elkhart's downtown riverwalk on a wintery evening.

The city has 35 different facilities including parks, pavilions, a waterpark, a skatepark, golf courses, greenways and the downtown riverwalk which now features an ice-skating/roller-blading path depending on the time of year.[14] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


A new theme park named American Countryside is planned to be built over the next ten years on the southwest side of the city. The first phase, which is a farmer's market, opened in May of 2007.[15]


Events

The Elkhart Jazz Festival is a three-day event that takes place in late June on the banks of the Elkhart River. It is known as one of the premier Jazz festivals in the nation. In 2007, the festival celebrated its 20th anniversary. The Elkhart River is a small river and tributary of the St. ...


Each June, the Elkhart Parks and Recreation Department presents Rhapsody in Green. It is a weekend event put on at the city's Island Park. It is a typical summer festival with live music and food.


Also, the Elkhart Air Show is an annual event that takes place at the Elkhart Municipal Airport at the end of July. It features a wide variety of airplanes old and new. The event was canceled in 2007 due to financial issues. It is unclear whether the show is on hiatus or gone for good. [16]


Sports Teams

The Elkhart Express is a semi-professional men's basketball team in the International Basketball League. Their home games are played at North Side Gymnasium, located inside Elkhart's North Side Middle School. The franchise began operation in 2006 and won the International Title in 2006 and 2007. Image File history File links Elkhart_Express. ... Image File history File links Elkhart_Express. ... One of the Express official logos. ... The North Side Gymnasium is a 7,000 seat multi-purpose arena located in Elkhart, Indiana on the campus of North Side Middle School. ...


Restaurants

Elkhart has an abundance of restaurants - everything from Mexican to Italian. Some of the key restaurants in Elkhart are: Stirred (Sushi, Martini's and Custom Desserts), Michael's, Casey's, Heinnies, Luccheses, Hacienda, El Camino, Chubby Trout, Texas Roadhouse, Olive Garden, and Harrison Landing. Two local pizza establishments, whose pizzas regularly place in the top 2 best pizzas in Elkhart, are Colombo's and Volcano's. A new addition to Elkhart gastronomy choices is the popular South Bend restaurant, The Vine.


Media

The Truth is the main newspaper that serves the city of Elkhart and much of the county.


Elkhart lies in the South Bend-Elkhart television market, the 89th largest in the United States as of 2007.[17] Two television stations, WSJV-TV (FOX) and WNIT-TV (PBS), are located in the city. The city also has a number of radio stations including WTRC, WLEG, WFRN and WVPE (NPR). Quincy Newspapers, Inc. ... This article is about the animal. ... WNIT is a noncommercial television station located in South Bend, Indiana. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... NPR logo For other meanings of NPR see NPR (disambiguation) National Public Radio (NPR) is a private, not-for-profit corporation that sells programming to member radio stations; together they are a loosely organized public radio network in the United States. ...


Sister Cities

Flag of England Burton upon Trent, East Staffordshire, England and Flag of Bulgaria Kardzhali, Bulgaria are Elkhart's sister cities abroad. Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Map sources for Burton-upon-Trent at grid reference SK2422 Burton upon Trent also known as Burton-on-Trent, or simply Burton, is a large town straddling the River Trent in the east of Staffordshire, England, which originally grew up around the monastery of St. ... East Staffordshire is a local government district with borough status in Staffordshire in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Kardzhali (Bulgarian: , Turkish: ) is a town in Bulgaria, capital of Kardzhali Province in the Eastern Rhodopes. ...


Education

Schools

Three school systems (Elkhart Community Schools, Concord Community Schools, and Baugo Community Schools) serve the greater Elkhart area.


(See articles on Elkhart Central High School, Elkhart Memorial High School, and Concord High School.) Name Elkhart Central High School Address One Blazer Blvd. ... Elkhart Memorial High School is located in Elkhart, Indiana. ... Concord High School is a public high school in Elkhart County, Indiana, United States with a size of approximately 1,500 students. ...


Elkhart-


Beardsley Elementary - Bombers


Bristol Elementary - Pirates


Cleveland Elementary -Indians


Eastwood Elementary - Wildcats


Hawthorne Elementary - Indians


Mary Beck Elementary - Barons


Mary Daly Elementary- Knights


Mary Feeser Elementary - Hurricanes


Monger Elementary - Mustangs


Osolo Elementary - Bobcats


Pinewood Elementary - Panthers


Riverview Elementary - Tigers


Roosevelt Elementary - Rough Riders


St Vincent School


Woodland Elementary - Rockets


Northside Middle School- Huskies


Pierre Moran Middle School- Warriors


West Side Middle School- Wildcats


Elkhart Central High School- Blue Blazers


Elkhart Memorial High School- Crimson Chargers


Elkhart Career Center


Elkhart Tipton Alternative School


Higher Education

Ivy Tech Community College is a statewide system of community colleges as well as the second largest institution of higher education in the state of Indiana and has a campus on the city's east side. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana (usually shortened to Ivy Tech Community College or, colloquially, Ivy Tech) is the state of Indianas system of community colleges, formed in 2005, as a rechartering of a system of vocational technical schools. ...


Indiana University South Bend, which is the third largest of the Indiana University campuses, operates an Elkhart Center located in the city's downtown area. The center moved into the new downtown building in Fall 2007. Indiana University South Bend is the third largest campus of the Indiana University system. ... Indiana University, founded in 1820, is a nine-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ...


Indiana Institute of Technology has a small operation on Middlebury Street on the city's east side. Indiana Institute of Technology The Indiana Institute of Technology (Indiana Tech) is a small, private college located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. ...


Bethel College in Mishawaka has a small satellite campus on the city's south side. For other institutions of this name, see the Bethel College disambiguation page. ... Mishawaka (IPA: ) is a city on the St. ...


Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary has been at its south side location since 1958. Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) is an accredited Christian seminary in Elkhart, Indiana affiliated with Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA. Besides serving Mennonites from North America and other continents, AMBS is approved by the United Methodist Church for training of its ministers. ...


Notable residents and natives

Monika Antonelli is a voice actress living in the Dallas-Fort Worth region of Texas. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Erich Barnes was a defensive back in the NFL. He was a 6 time Pro Bowler. ... Lindsay Dianne Benko (born November 29, 1976 in Elkhart, Indiana) is a freestyle swimmer from the United States, who represented her native country at two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 2000 (Sydney, Australia). ... Gold Medal is an album by American band The Donnas, released in 2004. ... For other universities and colleges named Notre Dame, see Notre Dame. ... Tracy Ferrie is the current bass player of Christian metal band Stryper. ... Farrah Forke (born January 12, 1968 in Corpus Christi, Texas) is an American actress best known for her role as Mayson Drake a district attorney on the TV series Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. ... Thomas Hampson is the name of: Thomas Hampson, the British athlete. ... For other uses, see Baritone (disambiguation). ... Amber Jacobs (born June 29, 1982 in Elkhart, Indiana) is a professional basketball player in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA), currently playing for the Minnesota Lynx. ... WNBA may also refer to WNBA-AM, a radio station in Illinois. ... Shawn Travis Kemp (born November 26, 1969, in Elkhart, Indiana) is an American former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... HCJB is one of the most popular and far-reaching radio networks in the world. ... Philip Myers (b. ... The New York Philharmonic is the oldest active symphony orchestra in the United States, organized during 1842. ... Carrie Newcomer The Age of Possibility album cover, 2000 Carrie Newcomer is an American singer and songwriter. ... Peter Reckell, on Days of Our Lives. ... Northwestern University (NU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university with campuses located in Evanston, Illinois and downtown Chicago. ... Indiana University, founded in 1820, is a nine-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ... Robert Spano (born 1960 or 1961 in Conneaut, Ohio) is the Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as well as the previous Music Director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic from 1996 to 2004. ... The Brooklyn Philharmonic is an orchestra based at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). It is directed by Michael Christie. ... The Long Ryders (Sid Griffin, guitar and vocals; Stephen McCarthy, guitar and vocals; Tom Stevens, bass and vocals; Greg Sowders, drums) are an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles in the early 1980s and originally associated with a movement sometimes called the Paisley Underground. ... For other uses, see Gene Clark (disambiguation). ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Last Comic Standing is an American reality television talent show that premiered in 2003. ... Packers redirects here. ...

See also

Elkhart County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Goshen (IPA: ) is a city of about 30,000 people located about 100 miles east of Chicago and 30 miles east of South Bend in the northern Indiana region known as Michiana in the United States. ... Michiana is a region in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan centered around the city of South Bend, Indiana. ...

External links

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References

  1. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ City of Elkhart: Origins of Elkhart
  5. ^ City of Elkhart: Origins of Elkhart
  6. ^ St. Joseph County, MI - County History: Costly Victory
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  8. ^ http://www.bayerus.com/communities/elkhart/
  9. ^ Welcome to Northern Indiana Amish Country
  10. ^ Elkhart Chamber of Commerce - Member Benefits
  11. ^ Amtrak - Stations - Elkhart, IN (EKH)
  12. ^ ELCO Performing Arts Center
  13. ^ http://www.elkhartindiana.org/content.php?id=26&c_id=187
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  15. ^ American Countryside® Farmers Market - Elkhart, Indiana
  16. ^ South Bend Tribune: High-flying air show grounded for '07
  17. ^ New Nielsen market rankings released - Lost Remote TV Blog

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Elkhart County, Indiana at AllExperts (652 words)
Elkhart County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana.
Elkhart County is located in Northern Indiana, 150 miles north/northeast of Indianapolis, 100 miles east of Chicago and 50 miles northwest of Fort Wayne.
Elkhart County is renown as the RV capital of the world.
Elkhart, Indiana (543 words)
The city of Elkhart (population approximately 45,000) is located in north central Indiana, two hours east of Chicago, Illinois.
Elkhart is a contemporary, urban community, with a manufacturing-based economy, surrounded by picturesque agricultural lands and the tranquility of Amish Heritage.
Elkhart might have derived its name from the native American inhabitants of the area, who noted that the shape of the island at the confluence of the (subsequently named) Elkhart and St. Joseph Rivers, resembled an elk's heart.
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