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History of Wabash, Indiana, USA

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Wabash, Indiana, USA

Wabash is a city in Noble Township, Wabash County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 10,666 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Wabash County. Wabash is notable as claiming to be the first electrically lighted city in the world, which was inaugurated on March 31, 1880.

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  • 1854 - Wabash
    Wabash, a flourishing post-village, capital of Wabash county, Indiana, on the river of its own name, and on the Wabash and Erie canal, 90 miles N. N. ...Read MORE...


  • News 1880 - March 31 - Illuminated by Electricity
    1880: Wabash, Indiana, became first incorporated community in the world to be completely illuminated by electricity.
    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    March 31, 1880

  • 1895 - Wabash
    Wabash, a city, the capital of Wabash co., Ind., is on the river of the same name, on the Wabash & Erie Canal, and on the Wabash Railroad, at its...Read MORE...


  • Wabash, Indiana, USA
    Soldier's Memorial Hall
    Postcard
  • Wabash, Indiana, USA
    Market Street looking East
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  • 1906
    Wabash, a city, capital of Wabash co., Ind., on the Wabash River and on the Wabash and the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Rs., 42 miles ...Read MORE...


  • Wabash, Indiana, USA
    Post Office
    Postcard
  • 1914 - City of Wabash
    CITY OF WABASH
    The City of Wabash, the county's seat of justice and its commercial and industrial metropolis, was eighty years of age in April,...Read MORE...




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Soldier's Memorial Hall
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Market Street looking East
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  • 1854 - Wabash
    Wabash, a flourishing post-village, capital of Wabash county, Indiana, on the river of its own name, and on the Wabash and Erie canal, 90 miles N. N. ... Read MORE...

  • News  1880 - March 31 - Illuminated by Electricity
    1880: Wabash, Indiana, became first incorporated community in the world to be completely illuminated by electricity.
    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    March 31, 1880
  • 1895 - Wabash
    Wabash, a city, the capital of Wabash co., Ind., is on the river of the same name, on the Wabash & Erie Canal, and on the Wabash Railroad, at its... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Wabash, a city, capital of Wabash co., Ind., on the Wabash River and on the Wabash and the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Rs., 42 miles ... Read MORE...

  • 1914 - City of Wabash
    CITY OF WABASH
    The City of Wabash, the county's seat of justice and its commercial and industrial metropolis, was eighty years of age in April,... Read MORE...

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