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Facts About Fort Wayne, IN
FORT WAYNE IS BORN
After winning the Battle of Fallen Timbers over in Ohio, General Anthony Wayne traveled west to the junction of three rivers: the St Marys, the Maumee, and the St. Joseph. A Miami settlement had ruled at Kekionga (now Fort Wayne) 30 years prior to Wayne’s victory at Fallen Timbers and arrival at the confluence of the rivers. Wayne built a fort here—though the French had already built Fort Miami here in 1722—and Fort Wayne was born in 1794. The fort was named after General Anthony Wayne, and the area was now under the authority of the U.S. Government.
THE THIRD FORT IN FORT WAYNE
A third fort was built in 1816, and today you can visit its replica on Spy run Avenue. The Historic Fort Wayne you can explore today during historic reenactments, demonstrations, and educational events, was built during the U.S. Bicentennial year of 1976, and has since been renovated.
Fort Wayne saw its first school built in 1825, when the population was just 200. This was a small private school that doubled as a church and public meeting house, named County Seminary. The first public school opened in 1853, founded by Hugh McCulloch, Charles Case, and William Stewart. The school, named McJunkin School, was located on Lafayette Street. Schools were a bit rare in those days due to so many children helping at home with harvesting and planting on family farms.
CANALS COME TO FORT WAYNE
Our city is famous for its three rivers. But in the 1830s, residents decided to begin building a canal. There was a debate over whether to proceed with a canal or a railroad, but the canal won out. Many Irish and German workers moved to town to help with this huge project, which extended 452 miles from Fort Wayne across the state to Evansville, and took 18 years to build.
The Wabash and Erie Canal was popular for a time, and you could travel from Fort Wayne to Toledo on a canal boat for $3.25. It was a major factor in Fort Wayne’s exploding population: we reached 2000 people in 1840. That year, the town of Fort Wayne became a city and elected George Wood as its first mayor. When the canal was at its peak, Fort Wayne was a major docking point for boats. The next street over, Columbia Street, earned its nickname “The Landing,” and became the center of activity in Fort Wayne. While the canal is no longer active and was sold to the Nickel Plate Railroad, The Landing is currently being redeveloped, bringing life and energy back to where it started. You can also enjoy a tour of our rivers aboard Sweet Breeze, Fort Wayne’s 1840s replica canal boat.
WHERE TO FIND US:
Everdry Waterproofing of Northern Indiana
6134 Moeller Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46806
Phone: (260) 493-4100