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Allen County, Indiana

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Allen County was organized by European Americans on December 17, 1823, from Delaware and Randolph counties; and formed on April 1, 1824, at the Ewing Tavern. The county is named for Colonel John Allen, an attorney and Kentucky state senator who was killed in the War of 1812. Fort Wayne, founded at the confluences of the Maumee, St. Joseph, and St. Marys rivers, was chosen as the county seat in May 1824.

Since 1852, Allen County has been home to an Old Order Amish community that speaks an Alsatian dialect, which is quite rare among Amish. There are about 3,190 Amish living around Grabill and New Haven as of 2017.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Towns

+Denotes County Seat

~Denotes being in more than one county

  • +Fort Wayne
  • Grabill
  • Huntertown
  • Leo-Cedarville
  • Monroeville
  • New Haven
  • Woodburn
  • ~Zanesville



The Abercrombie House

The John H. Bass Mansion

The Martin Blume, Jr. Farm

The Canal House

The Richardville House

The William S. Edsall House

Fort Wayne Old City Hall

Fort Wayne Printing Company Building

Johnny Appleseed Park

The Harry A. Keplinger House

Lindenwood Cemetery

The McColloch-Weatherhogg Double House

The Hugh McCulloch House

The Louis Mohr Block


Ft. Wayne Station

The John Claus Peters House

The Alexander Taylor Rankin House

The Horney Robinson House

Schmitz Block

The Christian G Strunz House

The Swinney Homestead

The Fisher West Farm