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Mishawaka City

St Joseph County, Indiana

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 (creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed December, 2014.

Mishawaka City Photo

Mishawaka City Hall is located at 600 East Third Street, Mishawaka, IN 46544.
Phone: 574‑258‑1601.

Neighborhoods

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.

Nearby Towns: South Bend City •