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Official Name: City of Fort Wayne
Settlement Type: City
Nickname: The Summit City (official)
Founder: Jean François Hamtramck
Named For: Anthony Wayne
Motto: ''Kekionga''
Image Skyline: Reservoir Park Skyline.JPG
Image Caption: Downtown Fort Wayne from Reservoir Park
Image Flag: Flag of Fort Wayne, Indiana.svg
Image Seal: CitySeal100.jpg
Image Map: Allen County Indiana Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Fort Wayne Highlighted.svg
Map Caption: Location in Allen County and Indiana
Coordinates Region: US-IN
Subdivision Type: Country
Subdivision Type 1: State
Subdivision Type 2: List of counties in Indiana
Subdivision Name: United States
Subdivision Name 1: Indiana
Subdivision Name 2: Allen County, Indiana
Subdivision Type 3: List of townships in Indiana
Subdivision Name 3: Aboite Township, Allen County, Indiana, Adams Township, Allen County, Indiana, Perry Township, Allen County, Indiana, Pleasant Township, Allen County, Indiana, St. Joseph Township, Allen County, Indiana, Washington Township, Allen County, Indiana, Wayne Township, Allen County, Indiana
Population Rank: Allen County, Indiana in Allen County, List of United States cities by population in the United States
Government Type: Mayor-council government
Leader Title: Mayor
Leader Name: Tom Henry (D)
Leader Title 1: City Clerk
Leader Name 1: Sandra Kennedy (D)
Leader Title 2: City Council
Leader Name 2: {{Collapsible list
Title: Common Council
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1: Marty Bender
2: Liz Brown
3: John Shoaff
4: Tom Smith
5: Karen Goldner
6: Tom Didier
7: Mitch Harper
8: Tim Pape
9: Glynn A. Hines
Coordinates: 41A?04a??49.62a??N 85A?08a??20.94a??Wi>>? / i>>?41.08045A?N 85.13915A?Wi>>? / 41.08045; -85.13915
Fort Wayne is a city in the U.S. state of Indiana and the county seat of Allen County. The population was 255,824 as of the July 1, 2011 Census estimate making it the 74th largest city in the United States and the second-largest in Indiana after Indianapolis. The municipality is located in northeastern Indiana, approximately 18 miles (29 km) west of the Ohio border and 50 miles (80 km) south of the Michigan border.
Fort Wayne is the principal city of the Fort Wayne metropolitan area, which for statistical purposes is defined as Allen, Wells, and Whitley counties, for an estimated population of 419,453, In addition to those three core counties, the combined statistical area, defined as including Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, and Noble counties, has a population of about 615,077.
Under the direction of American Revolutionary War statesman General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, the United States Army built Fort Wayne last in a series of forts near the Miami Indian village of Kekionga in 1794. Named in Wayne's honor, Fort Wayne established itself at the confluence of the St. Joseph River, St. Marys River, and Maumee River as a trading post for European settlers. The village was platted in 1823 and experienced tremendous growth after completion of the Wabash and Erie Canal.
By the 21st century, Fort Wayne's economy was based on manufacturing, education, insurance, health care (particularly medical devices),transportation and distribution, and defense. The city has been an All-America City Award recipient in 1982, 1998, and 2009.
The Miami nation first established a settlement at the Maumee, St. Joseph, and St. Marys Rivers in the mid-17th century called Kekiongah. The village was the traditional capital of the Miami nation and related Algonquian tribes. Historians believe that around 1676, French priests and missionaries visited the Miami on their way back fro

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Strong Second Half Lifts Fort Wayne over Skyforce

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Fort Wayne Mad Ants (16-12) defeated the Sioux Falls Skyforce (14-15), 131-130, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Friday night in front of a crowd of 3,776. The Mad Ants outscored Sioux Falls 78-58 in the second half ...
Posted: January 19, 2018, 9:32 pm

COLUMN: IU lost two times in one night

It’s worse than the week that followed the Indiana State loss and it’s worse than the games that followed the Fort Wayne performance. It feels different and the future looks cloudy. It’s bad enough to lose the actual game, but it’s even worse to ...
Posted: January 20, 2018, 9:07 am

Roundball recap: MSU basketball gets back on track by rolling Indiana

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Posted: January 20, 2018, 10:05 am
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