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Encyclopedia > Fort Wayne, Indiana
City of Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne skyline from Reservoir Park
Fort Wayne skyline from Reservoir Park
Flag of City of Fort Wayne
Flag
Official seal of City of Fort Wayne
Seal
Nickname: The Summit City
Motto: Room for Dreams
Location in the state of Indiana, USA
Location in the state of Indiana, USA
Coordinates: 41°04′50″N 85°08′21″W / 41.08056, -85.13917
Country Flag of the United States United States
State Flag of Indiana Indiana
County Allen
French settlement 1680s
Founding October 22, 1794
Incorporated (town) 1829
Incorporated (city) February 22, 1840
Founder Jean François Hamtramck
Named for Gen. "Mad" Anthony Wayne
Government
 - Type Mayor-council government
 - Mayor Tom Henry
 - City Clerk Sandra Kennedy
 - City Council
Area
 - City 204.92 km² (79.12 sq mi)
 - Land 204.48 km² (78.95 sq mi)
 - Water 0.4 km² (0.15 sq mi)
 - Urban 350.30 km² (135.25 sq mi)
 - Metro 3,554 km² (1,368 sq mi)
Elevation 247 m (810 ft)
Population (2007)
 - City 252,000
 - Density 1,006.1/km² (2,605.7/sq mi)
 - Metro 570,779
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 468
Area code(s) 260
Twin Cities
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 - Płock Flag of Poland Poland
FIPS code 18-25000[1]
GNIS feature ID 0434689[2]
Website: http://www.cityoffortwayne.org/

Fort Wayne is a city in northeastern Indiana, United States of America and the county seat of Allen County. As of September 30, 2007, the city had an estimated population of 252,000, making it the 70th largest city in the United States.[3] In 2007, the combined population of the Fort Wayne Metropolitan Statistical Area was 570,779, making it the third largest metropolitan area in Indiana.[4] Fort Wayne is Indiana's second largest city after Indianapolis.[5] Image File history File links FortWayneFlag. ... A Fort Wayne seal I created on PhotoDraw File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... // A nickname is a name of an entity or thing that is not its proper name. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Allen_County_Indiana_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Fort_Wayne_Highlighted. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... 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Fort Wayne is within a 250-mile (400 km) radius of 17 percent of the total United States population and within a day's drive of half of the nation's population[6], along with sitting nearly equidistant from Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Detroit, and Indianapolis.[7] Fort Wayne's economy has been primarily based on insurance, manufacturing, and healthcare.[8] The metro area is also a contributor to the nation's agricultural sector. Fort Wayne has received recognition by the National Civic League with the All-America City Award in 1982-1983 and 1998.[9] Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Cincinnati redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Fairfield, Delaware Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City 212. ... Detroit redirects here. ... Indianapolis redirects here. ... The National Civic League is an organization founded in 1894 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at a meeting of civic leaders, policy-makers, journalists, and educators (including Theodore Roosevelt, Louis Brandeis, Marshall Field, and Frederick Law Olmsted) to discuss the future of American cities. ... All-America City Program Logo The All-America City Award is given by the National Civic League annually to ten cities in the United States. ...


United States Army general and American Revolutionary War statesman General "Mad" Anthony Wayne is the namesake of Fort Wayne.[10] The United States Army built this last in a series of forts near the community of Kekionga, the largest of all Miami villages, which is located where the St. Joseph River and St. Marys River join to form the Maumee River.[11] The United States Army is the largest, and by some standards oldest, established branch of the armed forces of the United States and is one of seven uniformed services. ... This article is about military actions only. ... Anthony Wayne (January 1, 1745 - December 15, 1796), was a United States Army general and statesman. ... Capital of the Miami Indian nation. ... The Miami are a Native American tribe originally found in Indiana and Ohio, and now living also in Oklahoma. ... The St. ... The St. ... The Maumee River at Grand Rapids, Ohio. ...

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History

See also: Forts of Fort Wayne, Indiana

The Miami nation first established a settlement at the Maumee, St. Joseph, and St. Mary's Rivers in the mid-17th century called Kekionga. The village was the traditional capital of the Miami nation and related Algonquian tribes. Historians believe that around 1676, French priests and missionaries visited the Miami on their way back from a mission at Lake Michigan. In 1680, René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle sent a letter to the Governor-General of Canada stating he had also stopped there. In the 1680s, French traders established a post at the location because it was the crucial portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River. The Maumee River is approximately ten miles (16 kilometers) away from the Little River branch of the Wabash River, which flows, in turn, into the Ohio River.[12] Fort Wayne in current Fort Wayne, Indiana was established by Captain John Hamtramck under orders from General Mad Anthony Wayne as part of the campaign against the Indians of the area. ... Capital of the Miami Indian nation. ... The Algonquian (also Algonkian) languages are a subfamily of Native American languages that includes most of the languages in the Algic language family (others are Wiyot and Yurok of northwestern California). ... Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America, and the only one located entirely within the United States. ... Engraving of Cavelier de La Salle A later engraving of Robert de LaSalle Memorial Plaque to de La Salle in Rouen René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, or Robert de LaSalle (November 22, 1643 – March 19, 1687) was a French explorer. ... The Governor General and Commander-in-Chief in and over Canada, normally simply known as the Governor General of Canada in French, Gouverneur(e) général(e) is the Canadian representative of the monarch (presently Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II). ... For the Gentoo Linux package manager, see Portage (software). ... The Great Lakes from space The Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes on or near the United States-Canadian border. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... The Wabash River at Lafayette, Indiana, showing the Main Street bridge, and the Amtrak station. ... View of Pittsburgh, the largest metropolitan area on the Ohio River, where the Allegheny River (left) and the Monongahela River (right) join at Point State Park to form the Ohio River Cincinnati, Ohio is a well known city along the Ohio River, historically known for its riverboats. ...

A statue of General "Mad" Anthony Wayne stands in Fort Wayne's Freimann Square.
A statue of General "Mad" Anthony Wayne stands in Fort Wayne's Freimann Square.

In 1696, Comte de Frontenac appointed Jean Baptiste Bissot, Sieur de Vincennes as commander of the French outpost in Miami country.[13] The French built the first fort on the site, Fort Miamis, in 1697 as part of a group of forts built between Quebec, Canada, and St. Louis. In 1721, a few years after Bissot's death, Fort Miamis was replaced by Fort St. Philippe des Miamis.[14] Frontenac Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac et de Palluau (May 22, 1622 – November 28, 1698) was a French courtier and Governor of New France from 1672 to 1682 and from 1689 to his death in 1698. ... Jean Baptiste Bissot, Sieur de Vincennes, was a Canadian soldier, explorer, and friend to the Miami Nation. ... Fort Wayne in current Fort Wayne, Indiana was established by Captain John Hamtramck under orders from General Mad Anthony Wayne as part of the campaign against the Indians of the area. ... This article describes the Canadian province. ... St. ... Fort Wayne in current Fort Wayne, Indiana was established by Captain John Hamtramck under orders from General Mad Anthony Wayne as part of the campaign against the Indians of the area. ...


Increasing tension between France and the United Kingdom developed over the territory. In 1760, after defeat by British forces in the French and Indian War, the area was ceded to the British Empire. The fort was again renamed, this time to Fort Miami. In 1763, various Native American nations rebelled against British rule and retook the fort as part of Pontiac's Rebellion. The Miami regained control of Kekionga, a rule that lasted for more than thirty years.[14] Combatants France First Nations allies: Algonquin Lenape Wyandot Ojibwa Ottawa Shawnee Great Britain American Colonies Iroquois Confederacy Strength 3,900 regulars 7,900 militia 2,200 natives (1759) 50,000 regulars and militia (1759) Casualties 3,000 killed, wounded or captured 10,040 killed, wounded or captured The French and... For a comprehensive list of the territories that formed the British Empire, see Evolution of the British Empire. ... Combatants British Empire American Indians Commanders Jeffrey Amherst, Henry Bouquet Pontiac, Guyasuta Strength ~3,000 soldiers[1] ~3,500 warriors[2] Casualties 450 soldiers killed, 2,000 civilians killed or captured, 4,000 civilians displaced ~200 warriors killed, possible additional war-related deaths from disease Pontiacs Rebellion was a...


In 1790, President George Washington ordered the United States Army to secure Indiana. Three battles were fought in Kekionga against Little Turtle and the Miami Confederacy. The Miami forces defeated American army in the first two battles. Anthony Wayne led a third expedition, destroying the village while its warriors were away. When the tribe returned to their destroyed village, Little Turtle decided to negotiate peace. After General Wayne refused it, the tribe was advanced to Fallen Timbers where they were defeated on August 20, 1794. On October 22, 1794, the United States army captured the Wabash-Erie portage from the Miami Confederacy and built a new fort at the three rivers, Fort Wayne, in honor of General Wayne.[15] George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ... Michikinikwa (Little Turtle) (1752-July 14, 1812) was a chief of the Miami tribe in what is presently Indiana. ... The Miami are a Native American tribe originally found in Indiana and Ohio. ... Michikinikwa (Little Turtle) (1752-July 14, 1812) was a chief of the Miami tribe in what is presently Indiana. ... Combatants Blue Jackets confederacy United States Commanders Blue Jacket Buckongahelas Anthony Wayne Strength 1,500 3,000 Casualties 40 33 killed 100 wounded {{{notes}}} The Battle of Fallen Timbers (August 20, 1794) was the final battle of the Northwest Indian War, a struggle between American Indians and the United... is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Fort Wayne prospered under the construction of the Wabash and Erie Canal, earning Fort Wayne's nickname, the Summit City, due to the city's placing at the zenith of the locks on the canal. Fort Wayne lost national prominence in the demise of the Wabash and Erie Canal as the railroad system quickly took its place. On February 22, 1840, the Town of Fort Wayne incorporated as the City of Fort Wayne.[16] Most of the population growth occurred in the 19th century with immigrants mainly arriving from Germany and Ireland, bringing large numbers of Roman Catholics and Lutherans. The Wabash and Erie Canal was a shipping canal in Indiana that linked the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River via a man-made waterway. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Lutheran movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity by the original definition. ...


In recent history, the focus of the community has been the concern of breathing new life into downtown Fort Wayne. Over the last eight years, the city has improved in this venture however, with the renovated and expanded main library branch and Grand Wayne Center. In 2006, it was announced that plans for a new $125 million development[17], containing a new baseball stadium, parking garage, condominiums, shops, and Courtyard by Marriott Hotel were to be built in downtown Fort Wayne between 2008 and 2010. This project has come to be known as the Harrison Square project.[18][19][20] Courtyard Logo A Typical Courtyard Courtyard by Marriott is a brand of hotels owned by Marriott International. ... Harrison Square is a mixed-use downtown revitalization project in Fort Wayne, Indiana. ...


Geography

An artist's rendering of Fort Wayne in 1868.
An artist's rendering of Fort Wayne in 1868.

Fort Wayne is located at 41°04'50′N, 85°08'21′W in the northeast corner of Indiana. For a regional summit, Fort Wayne is fairly flat. Marshes and wetlands are prevalent in portions of southwest Fort Wayne and Allen County, as well as some quarries. Few small hills and depressions are found throughout the region, with the exception of Cedar Creek Canyon on Cedar Creek, one of the St. Joseph River's major tributaries, north of Fort Wayne near Huntertown. West of the city lies the Tipton Till Plain while land east of the plain is the former Black Swamp. The St. Mary's River cuts through the southeast section of Allen County, flowing northward, while the St. Joseph River cuts through the northeast section of the county, flowing southward. Both rivers converge roughly in the center of the county to form the Maumee River, which flows northeastward, eventually emptying into Lake Erie. A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... This article is about marsh, a type of wetland. ... A subtropical wetland in Florida, USA, with an endangered American Crocodile. ... For other uses, see Quarry (disambiguation). ... Huntertown is a town located in Allen County, Indiana. ... In the above map, the Great Black Swamp is the dark area within the green shaded counties. ... Lake Erie (pronounced ) is the tenth largest lake on Earth[2] and, of the five Great Lakes of North America, is the fourth largest by surface area, the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume. ...


Climate

Fort Wayne, like most of the Midwest, has a humid continental climate. Summers are hot and humid, and winters are generally cold with frequent snowfall. Precipitation is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. Severe weather is not uncommon with tornadoes rarely occurring, particularly in the spring and summer months, though funnel clouds are observed more frequently.[21] The most severe tornado, an F2 on the Fujita scale, struck portions of northern Fort Wayne on May 26, 2001, causing extensive damage to Northcrest Shopping Center along with other businesses along the Coliseum Boulevard corridor, moving on to a subdivision, but resulting in only three minor injuries.[22] The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... The humid continental climate is a climate found over large areas of land masses in the temperate regions of the mid-latitudes where there is a zone of conflict between polar and tropical air masses. ... For other uses of Tornado, see Tornado (disambiguation). ... A tornado in Union City, Oklahoma in 1973. ... F-scale redirects here. ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


The National Weather Service, which maintains an observation station in the control tower at Fort Wayne International Airport, reports the record highest temperature in the city was 106 °F (41 °C) on July 14, 1936, and June 29, 1988, and the record lowest temperature was −24 °F (−31.1 °C) on January 12, 1918.[23] The wettest month on record was July 1986, with 11.00 inches (279 mm) of precipitation recorded. The greatest 24-hour rainfall was 4.93 inches (125 mm) on August 1, 1926. The average annual precipitation ranges from 36.55 inches (928 mm) at the airport to 37.90 inches (963 mm) at the Fort Wayne Water Pollution Control Plant. During the winter season, snowfall accumulation averages 32.4 inches (820 mm) per year. Lake effect snow is not rare to the region, but usually appears in the form of light snow flurries. The snowiest month on record was 29.5 inches (750 mm) in January 1982 (the 1981-1982 winter season was also the snowiest season on record, with 81.2 inches (2,060 mm) reported). The greatest 24-hour snowfall was 12.6 inches (320 mm) on March 10, 1964.[24] The National Weather Service (NWS) is one of the six scientific agencies that make up the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States government. ... Fort Wayne International Airport (IATA: FWA, ICAO: KFWA) is a public airport located 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Fort Wayne, in Allen County, Indiana, USA. The airport was originally constructed as a military base during World War II. It opened in 1941 as Baer Field at a cost of... is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday[1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lake-effect clouds off Lakes Superior and Michigan; satellite image taken December 5, 2000, courtesy of NASA. Lake effect snow is produced in the winter when cold winds move across long expanses of warmer lake water, picking up water vapor which freezes and is deposited on the lee shores. ... is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ...

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 69 73 86 90 99 106 103 102 100 91 79 71
Norm High °F 31 35.4 47.4 59.8 71.6 80.6 84.3 81.8 75.4 63 48.5 35.8
Norm Low °F 16.1 19.2 28.8 38.2 49.1 58.8 62.5 60.4 52.8 41.8 32.7 22.3
Rec Low °F -24 -19 -10 7 27 36 38 38 29 19 -1 -18
Precip (in) 2.05 1.94 2.86 3.54 3.75 4.04 3.58 3.6 2.81 2.63 2.98 2.77
Source 1: US Travel Weather [25]
Source 2: The Weather Channel [26]

Flooding

See also: Watersheds of Indiana
Superior Street during the disastrous floods Fort Wayne suffered in 1982.
Superior Street during the disastrous floods Fort Wayne suffered in 1982.
St. Joseph River in Fort Wayne. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has constructed a flood wall along the river.
St. Joseph River in Fort Wayne. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has constructed a flood wall along the river.

Fort Wayne experiences flooding due to its proximity to the tributaries of the Wabash River Watershed to the west and south, and the Maumee River Watershed to the north and east.[27] The Watersheds of Indiana consist of six distinct Indiana watershed regions that drain in to five major bodies of water. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 561 pixelsFull resolution (1500 × 1051 pixel, file size: 570 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 561 pixelsFull resolution (1500 × 1051 pixel, file size: 570 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 749 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1500 × 1201 pixel, file size: 766 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 749 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1500 × 1201 pixel, file size: 766 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Wabash River at Lafayette, Indiana, showing the Main Street bridge, and the Amtrak station. ... The Maumee River at Grand Rapids, Ohio. ...

Top Ten Worst Floods Based on Crests of the Three Rivers
Year(s) Month(s) Cost River crest
1913 March $4,802,000 26.1’
1982 March $56,100,000 25.9’
1985 February $6,957,000 24.5’
1990-1991 December-January $5,000,000 24.1'
1943 May $2,000,000 24.0’
1908 March (no records on cost of flood) 22.5’
2005 January $2,000,000 22.3’
1930 January (no records on cost of flood) 22.2’
1978 April $50,000,000 21.2’
2003 July $12,600,000 21.2’
Source: City of Fort Wayne [28]

The worst flood since 1913 struck Fort Wayne in March of 1982, prompting the detoured stop of then-President Ronald Reagan to Fort Wayne to survey the damage, thrusting the city into the national spotlight.[29] In the days following the flood, 9,000 residents were forced to evacuate their homes, over 2,000 residences and businesses were damaged by floodwaters, and thousands from across the tri-state area worked to shore up dikes at vulnerable spots along the three rivers. One such instance was a brigade of sandbaggers who were credited with saving 1,860 properties in the Lakeside neighborhood as the clay dikes along the Maumee River began to show signs of failure, earning Fort Wayne the distinction of being The City That Saved Itself.[30] Reagan redirects here. ... Tri-State may refer to: Tri-State Region Tri-state area Tri-state logic (electronic logic gate type) See also: tripoint Category: ...


Since the 1982 flood, miles of levees and dikes were built or improved, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers widened the Maumee River, and Headwaters Park was established near the confluence of the rivers in downtown Fort Wayne, all implemented to alleviate future flooding. In commemoration of the 1982 flood's 25th anniversary, former Mayor Graham Richard proclaimed March 19-23, 2007 as Flood Awareness Week in Fort Wayne, also highlighting the flood mitigation efforts the city has made in the last quarter century.[31] This article is about the type of dam. ... Dyke (normal International spelling) or Dike (normal American spelling) can mean several things: A dyke / dike is a long wall built to keep out the sea or enclose land. ... United States Army Corps of Engineers logo The United States Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is made up of some 34,600 civilian and 650 military men and women. ... Graham Richard has been mayor of the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana, since 2000. ...


Cityscape

National City Center, originally Fort Wayne National Bank, was completed in 1970.
National City Center, originally Fort Wayne National Bank, was completed in 1970.
Built in 1930, the Lincoln Bank Tower was the tallest building in the state until 1962.
Built in 1930, the Lincoln Bank Tower was the tallest building in the state until 1962.
1st Source Center was completed in 1989.
1st Source Center was completed in 1989.
Top Five Tallest Buildings
Rank Name Street Address Height
feet / meters
Floors Year
1 One Summit Square 101 East Washington Boulevard 442/135 27 1982
2 National City Center 110 West Berry Street 339/103 26 1970
3 Lincoln Bank Tower 116 East Berry Street 312/95 22 1930
4 Anthony Wayne Bank Building 203 East Berry Street 167/51 14 1964
5 1st Source Center 200 East Main Street 149/46 10 1989
Source: Emporis.com [32]

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Architecture

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Neighborhoods

See also: List of Fort Wayne, Indiana neighborhoods

Demographics

Fort Wayne
Population by year[33]

Rank[34]
1744[14] 1,040
1833[35] 300
1850 4,282
1860 10,388
1870 17,718 83
1880 25,880 74
1890 35,393 86
1900 45,115 83
1910 63,933 89
1920 85,540 83
1930 114,946 72
1940 118,410 70
1950 133,607 72
1960 161,144 79
1970 178,269 72
1980 172,196 80
1990 195,680 99
2000[36] 205,727 84
2006 248,637 70

The first census, performed in 1744 on the order by the governor of Louisiana, revealed a population of approximately forty Frenchmen and one thousand Miami.[14]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 205,727 people, 83,333 households, and 50,666 families residing in the city. There are 90,915 housing units at an average density of 1,151.5/sq mi (444.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 75.45% White, 17.38% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 1.56% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.91% from other races, and 2.26% from two or more races. 5.78% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. 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. ... 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. ... Hispanic Americans (Spanish: Hispano Americano) are Americans of Hispanic ethnicity who largely identify with the Hispanic cultural heritage. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 83,333 households out of which 31.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.9% are married couples living together, 14.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% are non-families. 32.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.41 and the average family size is 3.08. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years of age. For every 100 females there are 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $36,518, and the median income for a family is $45,040. Males have a median income of $34,704 versus $25,062 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,517. 12.5% of the population and 9.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 17.5% of those under the age of 18 and 7.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... 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. ...


Fort Wayne is cited as having the highest Burmese refugee population in the United States, with between 3,000-3,500.[37][38]


Religion

Besides its Summit City nickname, Fort Wayne also is informally called the City of Churches by some of its residents, a nickname that stretches back to the late 1800s when the city was the hub of regional Catholic and Lutheran faiths. Until the building of the Lincoln Bank Tower in 1929, church and cathedral spires dominated the city's skyline. City of Churches is a name given to various cities with many churches. ... The Lincoln Bank Tower, informally known as the Tower Bank Lincoln Tower, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in the United States, is a skyscraper in the art deco style. ...


The Missouri Synod of the Lutheran Church was constituted in Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, then known as Saint Pauls Evangelisch-Lutheranische Gemeinde, once founded in 1837 as Fort Wayne's first Lutheran church.[39] Fort Wayne is the principle city of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend whose region includes northeastern and north central Indiana. The principle cathedral of the diocese is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, located in downtown Fort Wayne. Official cross symbol of the Missouri Synod The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS) is the second-largest Lutheran body in the United States. ... The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend or FWSB is a Roman Catholic diocese in northeastern Indiana. ... The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is the primary cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, headed by Most Rev. ...


As of May 2006, three national Christian denominations were headquartered in Fort Wayne; the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Association, Missionary Church, Inc. and the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches (formerly Evangelical Mennonite Church). While the headquarters of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ is in nearby Huntington, Indiana, the denomination's second largest church body, Emmanuel Community Church is in Fort Wayne. For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... The Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Association (FBFA) is an association of independent fundamentalist African-American Baptist churches. ... The Missionary Church, Inc. ... The Evangelical Mennonite Church is an evangelical body of Christians with a Mennonite heritage. ... The Church of the United Brethren in Christ is an evangelical Christian denomination based in Huntington, Indiana. ... Huntington is a city in Huntington County, Indiana, United States. ...


Fort Wayne's Jewish population is served by Congregation Achduth Vesholom, the oldest Jewish congregation in Indiana and second oldest Reform congregation west of the Allegheny Mountains, founded in 1848.[40] The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... The Allegheny Mountain Range (also spelled Alleghany and Allegany) -- informally, the Alleghenies -- is part of the Appalachian Mountain Range of the eastern United States. ...


Government

Elected officials of Fort Wayne as of 2008
Official Position Political Party
Tom Henry Mayor Democrat
City Council Members
Marty Bender At-Large Republican
Liz Brown At-Large Republican
John Shoaff At-Large Democrat
Tom Smith First District Republican
Karen Goldner Second District Democrat
Tom Didier Third District Republican
Mitch Harper Fourth District Republican
Tim Pape Fifth District Democrat
Glynn A. Hines Sixth District Democrat
See also: List of Fort Wayne, Indiana mayors

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Fort Wayne's mayor is Democrat Tom Henry, who was sworn into office on January 1, 2008. He succeeded Democrat Graham Richard who had served since 2000. Mayor Richard chose not to run for re-election. Henry had previously served as a five-term city council member representing the Third District. Mark Becker holds the position of Deputy Mayor, respectively. Tom Henry is an American politician, former Fort Wayne City Councilman and the Mayor-elect of Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Graham Richard has been mayor of the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana, since 2000. ...


Fort Wayne City Council is a nine-member legislative group that serve four-year terms. Six of the members represent specific districts; three are elected city-wide as at-large council members. The council elected on November 6, 2007 will serve until December 31, 2011. Democrat Sandra Kennedy has been Fort Wayne's city clerk since 1983. is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2011 (MMXI) will be a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sandra Kennedy (born 1937) is an American democrat politician. ...


Under the Unigov provision of Indiana Law, City-County consolidation would have been automatic when Fort Wayne's population exceeded 250,000 and became a first class city in Indiana.[41] Fort Wayne nearly met the state requirements for first class city designation in 2006 when the populous portions of Aboite Township were annexed.[42] However, a 2004 legislative change raised the population requirements from 250,000 to 600,000, which ensured Indianapolis' status as the only first class city in Indiana.[43] Unigov is the name adopted by the city of Indianapolis to describe a united city and county government, adopted in 1970 by act of the Indiana state legislature. ... Aboite is a township in Allen County in the U.S. state of Indiana. ...


Economy

By the mid-20th century, Fort Wayne had become a manufacturing center in the Midwest United States. Major employers included General Electric, Westinghouse, International Harvester, and Tokheim gasoline pumps. During World War II, Phelps Dodge, Rea Wire, and Essex Wire comprised the largest concentration of copper wire manufacturing worldwide, also vital employers. In the latter half of the 20th century, shifts in manufacturing patterns led to the reduction of the number of manufacturing plants and jobs, leading many to count Fort Wayne among other cities in the Rust Belt.[44] However, Fort Wayne's economy has diversified to include defense and security, healthcare, and insurance.[45] GE redirects here. ... The name Westinghouse can refer to any number of devices and independent businesses that trace their roots to the work of George Westinghouse: People George Westinghouse, founder of Westinghouse Electric Corporation Places George Westinghouse Bridge in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Westinghouse Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Devices Westinghouse air brake, patented by... For the song by Craig Morgan, see International Harvester (song). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Phelps Dodge Corporation NYSE: PD was founded in 1834 by Anson Greene Phelps and William E. Dodge. ... ... Manufacturing Belt, highlighted in red The Rust Belt, a term coined from Manufacturing Belt, is an area in parts of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States of America. ...


Fort Wayne's ten largest non-government employers include:[46]

Fort Wayne is the headquarters for such corporations as Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company, Centennial Wireless, DeBrand Chocolatier, Do it Best, Home Reserve, K & K Insurance Group, Medical Protective, North American Van Lines (SIRVA), OmniSource Corporation, Scott's Food & Pharmacy, STAR Financial Group, Sweetwater Sound, Triple Crown Services, Vera Bradley Designs, and WaterFurnace International. General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is a multinational corporation headquartered in the United States and has been the worlds largest and most dominant automaker since 1931 till the second half of 2007, surpassed by Toyota; as well as the global industry sales leader for 77 years. ... For other uses, see ITT (disambiguation). ... Lincoln Financial is a United States financial advice corporation. ... Categories: Companies traded on NYSE | Stub | Aerospace manufacturing companies | Fortune 500 companies | Companies based in North Carolina ... This article or section should include material from Bell Atlantic This article or section should include material from GTE Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) is a local exchange telephone company formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic, a former Bell Operating Company, and GTE, which was the largest independant local exchange... It has been suggested that International Harvester be merged into this article or section. ... Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is a major American defense contractor and industrial corporation with core manufacturing concentrations in defense systems and defense and commercial electronics. ... Centennial Wireless is a regional wireless telecommunications provider that operates in Michigan, Ohio & Indiana as well as the Southeastern States of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. ... Do It Best Corp. ... Medical Protective is an American liability insurance company for physicians and dentists. ... North American Van Lines, or NAVL, is a large, United States based trucking company that is mainly dedicated to helping clients during the process of moving. ... Allied Van Lines (Allied Worldwide, Sirva) is a moving van company founded in 1928 as a cooperative non-profit organization owned by its member agents on the east coast of the United States, to help with organizing return loads and minimizing dead-heading. ... Supervalu Inc. ... Vera Bradley Designs, Inc. ...


In 2008, Forbes ranked the Fort Wayne metropolitan area 73rd on its list of 200 metropolitan areas in the "Best Places For Business And Careers" report, based on factors such as the cost of doing business, cost of living, educational attainment, and crime rate.[47] Fort Wayne was ranked 7th in cost of living and 11th in cost of doing business.[47] For other uses, see Forbes (disambiguation). ...


Education

The map shows which school districts serve Allen County. Blue represents Northwest Allen County Schools, yellow represents East Allen County Schools, dark pink represents Fort Wayne Community Schools, and green represents Southwest Allen County Schools.
The map shows which school districts serve Allen County. Blue represents Northwest Allen County Schools, yellow represents East Allen County Schools, dark pink represents Fort Wayne Community Schools, and green represents Southwest Allen County Schools.

Fort Wayne is home of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), with an enrollment of 11,943, it is the fifth-largest public university campus in Indiana. The city also holds the main campus of the Northeast Region of Ivy Tech Community College, the second-largest public community college campus in the state. Indiana University (IU) maintains the third public higher educational facility in the city with the Fort Wayne Center for Medical Education, a branch of the IU School of Medicine. Northwest Allen County Schools is a public school district that serves Lake, Eel River and Perry townships in Allen County, Indiana. ... The East Allen County school corporation, known as EACS for short, is an Allen County area public school district, and is one of the largest in area in Indiana. ... The Fort Wayne Community Schools school corporation, known as FWCS for short, is the Fort Wayne, Indiana area public school district, and is the second largest in Indiana. ... Southwest Allen County Schools is a school district in Indiana. ... IPFW redirects here. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... A community college is a type of educational institution. ... Indiana University, founded in 1820, is a nine-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ...


Fort Wayne's private colleges and universities include religious-affiliates and secular institutions. Religious-affiliated schools include the University of Saint Francis (Roman Catholic), Concordia Theological Seminary (Lutheran), an Adult Learning Center of Concordia University Wisconsin (Lutheran), Taylor University Fort Wayne (Evangelical Christian), and Indiana Wesleyan University (Wesleyan Church). Non-religious colleges and universities include the Indiana Institute of Technology (IIT) as well as regional branches of Trine University, Brown Mackie College, Indiana Business College, and International Business College. Not to be confused with the separate University of Saint Francis in Joliet, Illinois. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Concordia Theological Seminary is an institution of theological higher education of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, dedicated primarily to the preparation of pastors for the congregations and missions of the LCMS (and, when appropriate, of its partner churches). ... The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), founded in 1847 in Missouri, is the eighth largest Protestant denomination in the United States, and the second-largest Lutheran body in the U.S. after the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. ... Concordia University Wisconsin is a higher education institution and an affiliate of the ten-member Concordia University System, which is operated by the second-largest Lutheran church body in the United States, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). ... The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), founded in 1847 in Missouri, is the eighth largest Protestant denomination in the United States, and the second-largest Lutheran body in the U.S. after the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. ... Taylor University is a private, interdenominational, evangelical Christian college with campuses located in Upland, Indiana and Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... Evangelicalism, in a strictly lexical, but rarely used sense, refers to all things that are implied in belief that Jesus is the savior. ... Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) is a private Christian liberal arts college located in Marion, Indiana that is affiliated with the evangelical Wesleyan Church. ... Logo of The Wesleyan Church For the former Wesleyan Methodist Church of Great Britain, see Methodist Church of Great Britain The Wesleyan Church is a religious denomination associated with the holiness movement that has roots in Methodism and the teachings of John Wesley. ... Indiana Institute of Technology The Indiana Institute of Technology (Indiana Tech) is a small, private college located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... Brown Mackie College is a system of schools operated by Education Management Corporation. ...


By means of private education, Roman Catholic residents of Fort Wayne and Allen County are served by the schools of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Two of the four high schools in the diocese, Bishop Dwenger High School and Bishop Luers High School, are located in Allen County. Of the 39 grade schools in the diocese, 13 are also located within the county. Lutheran Schools of Indiana operate 14 schools within Allen County, including Concordia Lutheran High School. Canterbury School, an independent, college preparatory school, serves students K-12, in addition to Blackhawk Christian School. The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend or FWSB is a Roman Catholic diocese in northeastern Indiana. ... A bunch of crazy drunks The current principal is Fred Tone Bishop Dwengers catholic school and main rival is Bishop Luers High School, another Catholic high school located on the south side of Fort Wayne. ... , Bishop Luers High School is a Catholic high school located on the south side of Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... The Indiana District is one of the 35 districts of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS), and encompasses the state of Indiana as well as most of western Kentucky; the remainder of Kentucky is divided between the Mid-South District and the Ohio District. ... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually shortened to preparatory school, or prep school) is a private secondary school (or high school) designed to prepare a student for higher education. ...


Libraries

The residents of Fort Wayne, Allen County, and surrounding region are serviced by the Allen County Public Library (ACPL) system, comprising fourteen branches, offering materials to patrons since it was founded in 1895 as the Fort Wayne Public Library. The entire library system began overhauling all branches in 2002, finishing work by late 2006, with the exception of the centerpiece of the project, the main library branch, which opened in a grand opening January 2007. The main library now contains 367,000 square feet (34,100 m²), featuring an art gallery, underground parking garage, bookstore, café, and community auditorium.[48] According to data from 2005, 5,405,090 materials were borrowed by patrons, and 2,506,718 visits were made throughout the library system.[49] The main library branch also contains the second largest genealogy department in the United States, the Fred J. Reynolds Historical Genealogy Department, home to more than 350,000 printed volumes and 513,000 items of microfilm and microfiche.[50][51] The Allen County Public Library (ACPL) has served as the public library of Fort Wayne, Indiana and its surrounding communities in Allen County, Indiana since 1895. ... Genealogy (from Greek: γενεα, genea, family; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the study and tracing of family pedigrees. ...


Also, the Fort Wayne metropolitan area was acknowledged by Places Rated Almanac in 1998 as holding the highest "reading quotient" of any city in the nation.[52][53]


Culture

Festivals and events

  • BBQ RibFest is a four-day event held in mid-June at Headwaters Park, showcasing barbecue rib cooks and vendors, as well as musical performances, from across the nation.
  • Germanfest commemorates Fort Wayne's largest ethnic group with such events as the Germanfest Bake Off and National Weiner Dog Finals. German cuisine, dance, and fashion are showcased in the eight-day celebration, held in the first week of June at Headwaters Park.
  • Johnny Appleseed Festival is a two-day festival held in the third week of September at Johnny Appleseed Park, where John Chapman is buried. Traditionally, the festival features food, crafts, and historical demonstrations recalling the era of Johnny Appleseed.
  • Taste of Fort Wayne is an event held in late August at Headwaters Park, exhibiting the cuisine of local restaurants.
  • Three Rivers Festival is the paramount of northeast Indiana festivals, annually attracting over 400,000 event-goers, second in Indiana only to the Indy 500 Festival (held in May) in Indianapolis. The festival's run annually spans nine days in mid-July, featuring over 200 events, including a community parade through downtown, a midway, bed race, arts fair, and fireworks spectacular.[54]

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Performing arts

Façade of the Grand Wayne Center, looking east from West Jefferson Blvd.
Façade of the Grand Wayne Center, looking east from West Jefferson Blvd.

The John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center, opened in late 2007 to hold community concerts and university events. The 85,000-square-foot (7,900 m²) auditorium includes 1,600 seats, located next to Williams Theatre and the Visual Arts Building, on the north side of the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne campus.[55] Located downtown, Cinema Center features independent, foreign, classic and documentary films.[56]


Arts United Center, located adjacent to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, houses the Fort Wayne Civic Theater and Fort Wayne Youtheatre, with seating for 663.[57] The Scottish Rite Center contains a 2,086-seat auditorium and a 15,000-square-foot (1,400 m²) Valencia Ballroom.[58] Foellinger Outdoor Theatre, in Franke Park near the zoo, offers seasonal acts and movies during the warmer months.[59] The Firehouse Theater, in remodeled Firehouse #10, contains 73 seats and presents original works and classics adapted for stage.[60]


The Historic Embassy Theatre, located across from the Grand Wayne Center, presents shows ranging from concert tours, Broadway musicals, dance, community events and lectures, serving over 200,000 patrons annually.[61] The Embassy is also home to the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra.[62] The Grand Wayne Center, though used mainly for exhibitions and conventions, also plays host to dance or choir productions, such as the annual FAME Festival (The Foundation for Art and Music in Elementary Education), which showcases local school choirs and dancers. Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... The Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra is a professional orchestra based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. ...


Museums

Science Central contains interactive exhibits geared toward children.
Science Central contains interactive exhibits geared toward children.
Though once functioning as Fort Wayne's City Hall, the building now houses The History Center.
Though once functioning as Fort Wayne's City Hall, the building now houses The History Center.

Fort Wayne includes a handful of museums.[63] The Corvette Classics Museum features more than fifty restored classic Corvettes, dating from 1953 to the present time.[64] The Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum, opened in 1981 at Engine House #3 in downtown Fort Wayne, exhibits artifacts from the Fort Wayne Fire Department, dating back to 1839, as well as showcasing four early previously-used fire engines.[65] The Jack D. Diehm Wildlife Museum of Natural History showcases stuffed and mounted North American wildlife animals in habitat settings.[63] Science Central is a "hands-on" science center, located in Lawton Park just north of downtown Fort Wayne, offering children hundreds of interactive exhibits.[66] For the automobile, see Chevrolet Corvette. ...


The African/African-American Historical Museum, which opened near downtown in 2000, contains two floors and ten exhibits relating to slavery in the United States, the Underground Railroad, African-American inventors, and the history of the local Fort Wayne African-American community.[67] The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is located in downtown Fort Wayne, containing 40,000 square feet (3,700 m²) of exhibition space, along with an auditorium.[68] It was announced in May 2008 that the FWMoA would add 10,000 square feet (930 m²) more exhibition space, a bistro, 18,000-volume library, and K-12 learning center, along with a complete refurbishment in a $7.5 million capital campaign, all of which is expected to be completed by spring 2010.[69] H. B. Lindsley, Harriet Tubman, c. ...


The Greater Fort Wayne Aviation Museum is located inside the Lieutenant Paul Baer Terminal at Fort Wayne International Airport, highlighting early aviation history in Fort Wayne, as well as memorabilia relating to historical aviation figures such as Fort Wayne's own Art Smith and World War I Ace, Lieutenant Paul Baer.[70] The History Center, located in Fort Wayne's Old City Hall, manages a collection of more than 23,000 artifacts, photographs, and documents recalling the history of Fort Wayne and Allen County; the center is overseen by the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society, which also maintains the Chief Jean Baptiste de Richardville House.[71] The Lincoln Museum, founded in 1931, is currently the world’s second largest private collection dedicated to Abraham Lincoln's life before and during his presidency. The museum includes signed copies of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th amendment, 5,000 original 19th century photographs, approximately 200,000 newspapers and magazine clippings, 7,000 19th century prints, engravings, and 19th century newspapers, among many other pieces of memorabilia of the era on display.[72] The museum is scheduled for permanent closure June 30, 2008.[73] The Veterans National Shrine and Museum, located west of Fort Wayne near Arcola, serves as the sole United States war veterans monument in the country honoring all veterans and servicemen over the past 200 years.[63] Art Smith posing in the muzzle of a 12-inch mortar at the Presidio of San Francisco during the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition Art Smith was an American pilot. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... The Fort Wayne Old City Hall Building is a museum in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... The Chief Jean Baptiste de Richardville House was built near Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1827. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: Emancipation Proclamation Reproduction of the Emancipation Proclamation at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio The Emancipation Proclamation consists of two executive orders issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. ... (Redirected from 13th Amendment) The Thirteenth Amendment may refer to the: Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution - outlaws slavery. ... Arcola, Indiana is an unincorporated town in Allen County west of Fort Wayne. ...


Sports

See also: History of sports in Fort Wayne, Indiana
The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, as seen from Johnny Appleseed Park.

Fort Wayne is the current home of seven minor league sports franchises. These include the Fort Wayne Fever of soccer's Premier Development League, the Fort Wayne Flash of the National Women's Football Association, the Fort Wayne Flyers of the Minor League Football Association, the Fort Wayne Freedom of the Continental Indoor Football League, the Fort Wayne Komets of the International Hockey League, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League, and the Fort Wayne Wizards of baseball's Midwest League. There is also a presence of intercollegiate sports in Fort Wayne. IPFW joined the NCAA's Division I Summit League in 2007.[74] The history of sports in Fort Wayne, Indiana reflects a rich sports tradition for a city of its size. ... Johnny Appleseed Park, including what was formerly known as Archer Park, is a public park in Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... The Fort Wayne Fever are a soccer team that currently play in the USL Premier Development League that are stationed in the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... The USL Premier Development League (PDL) is the amateur league of the United Soccer Leagues in the United States and Canada. ... The National Womens Football Association (NWFA) is a full-contact American football league for women. ... The Fort Wayne Flyers are a minor league football team that play in the MLFA. They are based in Fort Wayne, Indiana and play their home games at the Dave S. Walter Memorial Stadium. ... The Minor League Football Association ( MLFA ) is a full contact outdoor semi-pro minor league American football league, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. ... The Fort Wayne Freedom are a professional indoor football team. ... The CIFLs 2007 game ball The Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) is a new indoor football league based along the Northeastern United States region. ... The Fort Wayne Komets are a minor league hockey franchise currently playing in the International Hockey League. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) is a professional ice hockey league with teams in the United States. ... The Fort Wayne Mad Ants are a team of the NBA Development League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The NBA Development League, or D-League, is the National Basketball Associations officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. ... League Midwest League Division Eastern Division Year founded 1993 Major League affiliation San Diego Padres Home ballpark Memorial Stadium Previous home ballparks City Fort Wayne, Indiana Current uniform colors Previous uniform colors Logo design Division titles League titles Manager Doug Dascenzo Owner The Fort Wayne Wizards are a Class A... The Midwest League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Midwestern United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Summit League (or The Summit) is an NCAA Division I college athletic conference which operates primarily in the Midwestern United States, with outlying teams in Louisiana and Utah. ...


Fort Wayne has also been home to three former professional sports franchises. These include the NBA's Fort Wayne Pistons (now in Detroit), the Fort Wayne Daisies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, and the Fort Wayne Kekiongas of the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players (an early predecessor to the current MLB). The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association team based in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. ... The Fort Wayne Daisies were a team in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, playing out of Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was a womens professional baseball league founded by Philip K. Wrigley which existed from 1943 to 1954. ... The Fort Wayne Kekiongas won the first major league baseball game ever played, on May 4, 1871. ... The National Association of Professional Base Ball Players (NAPBBP), or simply the National Association (NA), was founded in 1871 and lasted through the 1875 season. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ...


Fort Wayne has also been home to a few sports firsts; the first major league baseball game was played May 4, 1871, between the Fort Wayne Kekiongas and the Cleveland Forest Citys. It was rained-out in the top of the ninth inning, with the Kekiongas ahead 2-0, though the Kekiongas franchise in the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players was sold midway through the first season.[75] Another first, on June 2, 1883, Fort Wayne hosted the Quincy Professionals for one of the first lighted baseball games ever recorded.[76] Also, Fort Wayne has been credited for being the birthplace of the NBA when Fort Wayne Pistons owner Fred Zollner brokered the merger of the BAA and the NBL in 1949 from his kitchen table.[77] is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Cleveland Forest Citys were a short lived Major League Baseball team in the National Association. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... NBA redirects here. ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association team based in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. ... Fred Zollner (January 22, 1901 – June 21, 1982) was the founder and longtime owner of the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (now the Detroit Pistons) and a key figure in the merger of National Basketball League and Basketball Association of America in 1949. ... NBA official website NBA News from Pro Sports Daily Dougs NBA Statistics NBA Statistics from 82games. ... The National Basketball League was a professional basketball league in the United States from 1937 to 1949. ...


Recently, Fort Wayne was rated the "Best Place in the Country for Minor League Sports" in a 2007 issue of Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal.[78][79]

Team Sport League Established Venue Championships
Fort Wayne Fever Soccer Premier Development League 2003 Hefner Soccer Complex 0
Fort Wayne Flash Football National Women's Football Association 2007 Bishop John M. D'Arcy Stadium 0
Fort Wayne Flyers Football Minor League Football Association 2005 Dave S. Walter Memorial Stadium 0
Fort Wayne Freedom Indoor football Continental Indoor Football League 2008 Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 0
Fort Wayne Komets Hockey International Hockey League 1952 Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 5 (IHL), 1 (UHL)
Fort Wayne Mad Ants Basketball NBA Development League 2007 Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 0
Fort Wayne Wizards Baseball Midwest League 1993 Memorial Stadium (1993-2008)
Harrison Square (2009-)
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Recreation

The Allen County Courthouse is listed as a National Historic Landmark. Its attached park, the Courthouse Green, is a gathering place for political demonstrations.
The Allen County Courthouse is listed as a National Historic Landmark. Its attached park, the Courthouse Green, is a gathering place for political demonstrations.
See also: List of parks in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne's first park (and smallest), the 0.2 acre (800 m²) Old Fort Park, was established in 1863. The newest developed park includes Buckner Park, established in 2004. Franke Park is the largest city park, at 316.4 acres (1.3 km²), also the home of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo (ranked as the ninth best zoo in the nation by Child Magazine in 2004[80]). Lindenwood Nature Preserve is the only park in the city to have nature preserve status from the Department of Natural Resources. Fort Wayne also boasts the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory downtown, which contains a seasonal showcase garden, a tropical oasis display, with a waterfall, and Sonoran Desert display. Also downtown, the 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m²) Lawton Skatepark. As of 2007, Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation maintained 84 parks and dozens of smaller community parks and playgrounds, covering 2,805 acres (8.9 km²). ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2500x1829, 1165 KB) Summary Allen County courthouse in Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2500x1829, 1165 KB) Summary Allen County courthouse in Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... The Allen County Courthouse in Fort Wayne, Indiana is one of 35 United States National Historic Landmarks in the state of Indiana. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... The following is a list of parks in Fort Wayne, Indiana according to the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation website, aside from county parks. ... The Fort Wayne Childrens Zoo (FWCZ) is a 38 acre (0. ... Child was an American parenting magazine published from 1986 to 2005 by Gruner + Jahr and then to 2007 by Meredith Corporation. ... The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is the agency of the state of Indiana charged with maintaining natural areas such as state parks, state forests, recreation areas, etc. ... The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory is an enclosed conservatory in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. It contains a showcase garden with seasonal displays, a tropical garden with orchids and palms around a waterfall, and an arid garden representing the Sonoran Desert. ... Map of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts. ...


Allen County Parks also include Cook's Landing County Park, Fox Island County Park, Metea County Park and Payton County Park, all four of which cover nearly 900 acres (3.6 km²). Fox Island contains the largest contiguous forest in Allen County.[81] Northeast of Fort Wayne, near Grabill, is the Hurshtown Reservoir, the largest body of water in Allen County. Grabill is a town located in Allen County, Indiana. ...

Downtown Fort Wayne, as seen from Freimann Square.
Downtown Fort Wayne, as seen from Freimann Square.

Fort Wayne is also making efforts in restoring natural wetlands to the region. In southwest Allen County, the Little River Wetlands Project's Eagle Marsh contains 683 acres (2.8 km²) of protected wetlands, making it the third largest wetland restoration in the state of Indiana. Nearby Arrowhead Marsh is also in the process of restoration. Many species of turtles, herons, and cranes have been reported of making a resurgence in the wetlands.[82][83][84]


Trails

In recent decades, Fort Wayne has been developing new paths and paved walking trails along the riverbanks, known as the Rivergreenway Trail System, not only to beautify the riverfronts, but to also promote healthier living habits for residents around the community. The Rivergreenway Trail System currently encompasses around 20 miles (32 km) throughout Allen County.


It was announced November of 2007, that the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) had awarded the City of Fort Wayne nearly $1 million to aid in construction that will soon begin on a new extension of the Rivergreenway, called the Pufferbelly Trail, that will eventually link the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo in Franke Park and the northern suburbs of Fort Wayne with the rest of the trail system. The final plan includes joining Pokagon State Park near Angola, Indiana in the north, and Ouabache State Park in the south near Bluffton, Indiana.[85] The Indiana Department of Transportation is the agency of the state of Indiana charged with maintaining and regulating transportation and transportation related infrastructure such as state owned airports, state highways and state owned canals or railroads, as well as state routes, US highways and Interstates that lie within the state. ... Pokagon State Park is located in ?????????? Indiana close to the village of Fremont and 5 miles (8 km) north of Angola. ... For similarly named locales, see Angola (disambiguation). ... Ouabache is a state park in Indiana. ... Bluffton is a city located in Wells County, Indiana. ...


In the spring of 2008, ABC affiliate WPTA-TV received $10,000 in seed money from the reality television series Oprah's Big Give which was then received by Aboite New Trails, Fort Wayne Trails, Greenway Consortium, and Northwest Allen Trails, four organizations in Fort Wayne. The donations topped $1 million April 12, 2008 at a community celebration named Oprah's Big Give: Fort Wayne Trails in Headwaters Park with Indianapolis Colts Coach Tony Dungy and players in attendance.[86] On April 21, 2008, Fort Wayne was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show in recognition for raising the most money of the ninety participating cities in the country. The final total rounded-out to $1.2 million.[87] The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Oprahs Big Give (also referred to as The Big Give) is a reality television series that airs Sunday nights at 9:00PM Eastern/8:00PM Central on ABC, and is hosted by Nate Berkus. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002-present) Current uniform Team colors Royal Blue, White Mascot Blue Personnel Owner Jim Irsay General Manager Bill Polian Head Coach Tony Dungy... Anthony Kevin Tony Dungy (born October 6, 1955) is a former professional American football player and the current head coach of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah) is a United States syndicated talk show, hosted and produced by its namesake Oprah Winfrey, and is the highest-rated talk show in American television history. ...


Media

See also: List of media in Fort Wayne, Indiana

The major newspaper in the city is the independent Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, a daily that has more than twice the circulation of the city's second daily, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. The two dailies have separate editorial departments, but under a joint operating agreement, printing, advertising, and circulation are handled by Fort Wayne Newspapers, Inc., which is 75 percent owned by the News-Sentinel, 25 percent owned by the Journal Gazette. The city is also served by several free weekly and monthly alternative and neighborhood newspapers, including two that serve the African American community, Ink and Frost Illustrated. Other local publications include, Fort Wayne Monthly Magazine, the Macedonian Tribune (the oldest and largest Macedonian language publication produced outside of the Balkans[88]), Northern Indiana LAKES Magazine, Whatzup Magazine, and The Communicator, the student newspaper of IPFW.[89] Following is the complete list of mainstream and commercial media serving Fort Wayne, Indiana and its immediate suburbs. ... The Journal Gazette is one of two major newspapers based out of Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... A newspaper is a lightweight and disposable publication (more specifically, a periodical), usually printed on low-cost paper called newsprint. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... reditect The News-Sentinel ... A joint operating agreement (JOA) in the sense of this article is an arrangement whereby two daily newspapers published in the same city or geographic area find it convenient to operate certain business aspects together. ... This article is about the Slavic language. ... Balkan redirects here. ... The Communicator is the 34th episode (production #208) of the television series Star Trek: Enterprise. ...


The Fort Wayne radio market is the 105th-largest in the nation, according to Arbitron. WGL, Fort Wayne's first radio station, began broadcasting in 1924. WOWO, the city's second radio station, began broadcasting in 1925, and is now an independent news/talk radio station, featuring local and network news talkshows. Two National Public Radio stations, WBNI and WBOI, are based in the city. Fort Wayne is served by a handful of UHF television stations as the 106th-largest media market in the nation. Broadcast network affiliates include WANE-TV (CBS), WFFT-TV (FOX), WISE-TV (NBC), and WPTA (ABC). Fort Wayne's PBS Member station is WFWA. Religious broadcasters include WINM and W07CL. UPN and The WB were primarily local cable television channels, also broadcast as digital television sub-channels on WANE-TV and WPTA-TV, respectively. The CW Network and My Network TV also are cable-only for many Fort Wayne market viewers as they are broadcast by digital sub-channels of WPTA-TV and WISE-TV, respectively, and not broadcast on an NTSC channel. Arbitron is a radio audience research company in the United States. ... WGL may refer to: Waveform Generation Language, WGL, a radio station in Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... Located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, WOWO is an independent news/talk radio station transmitting on 1190 kHz at 50,000 watts during the daylight hours and 9,800 watts during the nighttime hours. ... NPR redirects here. ... WBNIs broadcast studio during a pledge drive; longtime program host Robert E. Nylund in background WBNI is a Fort Wayne, Indiana National Public Radio station owned and operated by Northeast Indiana Public Radio. ... WBOI is an FM radio station located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... Ultra high frequency (UHF) designates a range (band) of electromagnetic waves whose frequency is between 300 MHz and 3. ... A television station is a type of radio station that broadcasts both audio and video to television receivers in a particular area. ... A media market, broadcast market, media region, designated market area, DMA or simply market is a region where the population can receive the same (or similar) television and radio station offerings, and may also include other types of media including newspapers and Internet content. ... WANE-TV is a television station in Fort Wayne, Indiana, broadcasting as a CBS affiliate on channel 15. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... WFFT-TV is a broadcast television station in Fort Wayne, Indiana which broadcasts as a Fox affiliate on channel 55. ... FOX redirects here. ... WISE-TV is the NBC-affiliated television station for Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... WPTA is a television station in Fort Wayne, Indiana, broadcasting locally on channel 21 as an affiliate of ABC. The station is owned by Malara Broadcasting, but is operated through a local marketing agreement by Granite Broadcasting Corporation. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... WFWA is a broadcast television station in Fort Wayne, Indiana which broadcasts as an PBS member station on channel 39. ... WINM is a broadcast television station in Angola, Indiana which broadcasts as a TCT affiliate on channel 63. ... W07CL, also known locally as UATV 7, is a low power televsion broadcast station in Auburn, Indiana which broadcasts as a UATV affiliate on channel 7 in the Fort Wayne, Indiana media market. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... The WB Television Network is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... Cable TV redirects here. ... Digital television (DTV) refers to the sending and receiving of moving images and sound by means of discrete (digital) signals, in contrast to the analog signals used by analog TV. Introduced in the late 1990s, this technology appealed to the television broadcasting business and consumer electronics industries as offering new... The CW Television Network, or more casually The CW, is a new television network in the United States set to launch for the 2006-07 television season. ... My Network TV (sometimes written MyNetworkTV, and unofficially abbreviated MNT or MNTV) is an upcoming television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which is scheduled to launch on September 5, 2006. ... NTSC is the analog television system in use in the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, and some other countries (see map). ...


Infrastructure

Fort Wayne is the largest city in Allen County, Indiana. This map shows its relations with nearby municipalities and major roadways.
Fort Wayne is the largest city in Allen County, Indiana. This map shows its relations with nearby municipalities and major roadways.

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Transportation

Fort Wayne International Airport (formerly known as Baer Field during World War II and Fort Wayne Municipal Airport from 1946-1991) is the state's third busiest airport behind Indianapolis International Airport and South Bend Regional Airport, serving approximately 650,000 passengers annually.[90] It is the only Midwest commercial airport, other than Chicago's O'Hare, with a 12,000-foot (3,700 m) runway.[90] Fort Wayne International is also homebase for the 122nd Fighter Wing of the Indiana Air National Guard.[91] Smith Field, just north of Fort Wayne, is used primarily for small aircraft and pilot education and training.[92] Fort Wayne International Airport (IATA: FWA, ICAO: KFWA) is a public airport located 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Fort Wayne, in Allen County, Indiana, USA. The airport was originally constructed as a military base during World War II. It opened in 1941 as Baer Field at a cost of... Midfield Terminal Project Midfield Terminal Rendering Indianapolis International Airport (IATA: IND, ICAO: KIND, FAA LID: IND) is a public airport located seven miles (11 km) southwest of the central business district of Indianapolis, a city in Marion County, Indiana, United States. ... Runway layout at SBN South Bend Regional Airport (IATA: SBN, ICAO: KSBN) is located in northwest South Bend, Indiana. ... OHare International Airport (IATA: ORD, ICAO: KORD, FAA LID: ORD) is an airport located in Chicago, Illinois, United States, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop. ...


Fort Wayne contains two Interstates. Interstate 69 runs south to Indianapolis and north to Port Huron, Michigan, straddling the west and north fringes of Fort Wayne, while Interstate 469 (Ronald Reagan Expressway)[93] completes a beltway around Fort Wayne and New Haven's southern and eastern outskirts. Fort Wayne contains four U.S. highways, U.S. Route 24, U.S. Route 27, the main north-south thoroughfare through the heart of the city, U.S. Route 30 (Lincoln Highway), and U.S. Route 33. Fort Wayne also contains five Indiana State Roads, State Road 1, State Road 3, State Road 14, State Road 37, and State Road 930, a thirteen-mile (19 km)-long bypass around north-central Fort Wayne, better known as Coliseum Boulevard. Airport Expressway, a four-lane divided highway, provides direct access to Fort Wayne International Airport from Interstate 69. Interstate Highways in the 48 contiguous states. ... Interstate 69 just outside Indianapolis near Pendleton, Indiana Interstate 69 (I-69) is an Interstate Highway in the United States. ... The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... A statue of Thomas Edison with the Blue Water Bridge in the background. ... I-469 serves as a major bypas around Fort Wayne and New Haven, Indiana. ... U.S. Route 24, a dual north-south/east-west route, is one of the original United States highways of 1926. ... This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ... U.S. Route 30 is an east-west main route of the system of United States Numbered Highways. ... For the Australian highway, see Lincoln Highway (Australia). ... 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 1 is a north-south state highway in the eastern portion of the U.S. State of Indiana. ... State Road 3 in the U.S. State of Indiana is a long north-south route running through east central Indiana from near the Michigan state line to near the Ohio River. ... Indiana State Road 14 is an east-west road in Northern Indiana. ... State Road 37 in the U.S. State of Indiana at one time ran from the northeast of the state to the south end. ...


Fort Wayne Public Transportation Corporation, Citilink, provides bus service via twelve routes through the city, some locations being Glenbrook Square, IPFW, New Haven, and Parkview and Lutheran Hospitals, along with CitiLoop, a trolley service offered downtown in the summer season. In 2007, Citilink served over two million passenger trips.[94] Glenbrook Square Mall is located at 4201 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805. ... Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne (IPFW) is a regional university campus located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... New Haven is a city in Jefferson and Adams townships, Allen County, Indiana, United States. ...


Healthcare

Fort Wayne is served by six hospitals; Parkview Hospital, Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Saint Joseph Hospital, Dupont Hospital, Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne, and Parkview North Hospital, encompassing over 1,300 patient beds.[95] These six hospitals belong to either of the two health networks serving the region; Parkview Health Systems or Luthern Health Network.[95] Parkview Hospital, the flagship hospital of Parkview Health Systems, is the fourth largest hospital in Indiana, as well as the largest outside of Indianapolis.[95]


Utilities

Electricity is provided to Fort Wayne residents by Indiana Michigan Power (a unit of American Electric Power), headquartered in the city and serving 575,000 customers in northeastern Indiana and southern Michigan.[96] The City of Fort Wayne provides residents with 72 million gallons of water per day via the Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant and Saint Joseph River.[97] Hurshtown Reservoir, in northeast Allen County, contains 1.8 billion gallons of water to be rationed in the event of a major drought or disaster at the three rivers.[98] 1 Riverside Plaza AEP headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. ... 1 Riverside Plaza AEP headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. ...


Sister cities

Fort Wayne has three sister cities as designated by Sister Cities International (SCI) and Fort Wayne Sister Cities International (FWSCI): Sister Cities International is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering town twinning, especially between cities in the United States and cities in other countries. ...

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See also

The following is a list of natives, residents and former residents of Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... The Siege of Fort Wayne took place during the War of 1812, between American and Indian forces in the wake of the successful British campaigns of 1812. ...

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Further reading

  • Beaty, John D., History of Fort Wayne & Allen County, Indiana, 1700-2005, M.T. Publishing Company, 2006, ISBN 1-932439-44-7
  • Bradley, George K., Fort Wayne and Wabash Valley trolleys, Central Electric Railfans' Association, 1983, ISBN 0-915348-22-5
  • Bushnell, Scott M., Historic Photos of Fort Wayne, Turner Publishing Company, 2007, ISBN 9781596523777
  • Gramling, Chad, Baseball in Fort Wayne, Arcadia Publishing, 2007, ISBN 9780738541297
  • Griswold, Bert J., Fort Wayne, gateway of the West, AMS Press, 1973, ISBN 0-404-07133-3
  • Hawfield, Michael C., Fort Wayne Cityscapes: Highlights of a Community's History, Windsor Publications, 1988, ISBN 0-89781-244-1
  • Jarosh, Andrew, Son of a Son of a Politician: Paul Helmke Behind City Hall doors, Writers Club Press, 2002, ISBN 0595216005
  • Martone, Michael, Fort Wayne is seventh on Hitler's list: Indiana stories, Indiana University Press, 1993, ISBN 0-253-33687-2
  • Paddock, Geoff, Headwaters Park: Fort Wayne's Lasting Legacy, Arcadia Publishing, 2002, ISBN 0-7385-1971-5
  • Violette, Ralph, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Arcadia Publishing, 2000, ISBN 0752413090

External links

Indiana Portal
  • Allen County Public Library
  • City of Fort Wayne
  • Fort Wayne/Allen County Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Fort Wayne International Airport
  • Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce
  • The Downtown Improvement District

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