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Mishawaka City


Mishawaka City Hall is located at 600 East Third Street, Mishawaka, IN 46544; phone: 574-258-1601.

Merrifield-Cass House, ca. 1837, 816 Lincolnway East (Lincoln Highway), Mishawaka, IN, National Register

Photo: Merrifield-Cass House, ca. 1837, 816 Lincolnway East (Lincoln Highway), Mishawaka, IN, National Register Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Photographed by User:Nyttend (own work), 2013, [cc0-by-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed December, 2014.

Settlers came to Mishawaka in the early 1830s to mine the iron bogs discovered along the St. Joseph River. The mining camps quickly developed into a town of about 200 residents with a blast furnace, general store and tavern. In 1838 the town, known as St. Joseph Iron Works, merged with 3 nearby towns to incorporate as the City of Mishawaka. The city is named for Princess Mishawaka, daughter of a Native American Shawnee Chief. [1]

  1. History of Mishawaka, www.mishawaka.in.gov, accessed December, 2014.
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