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Statistics & Facts

The Indiana state capital is Indianapolis.
The population of Kendallville is approximately 10,000 (2000), 9862 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,163 (1990), 3940 (2010).
The amount of land area in Kendallville is 11.44 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Kendallville is 4.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.58 sq kilometers.
The distance from Kendallville to Washington DC is 485 miles.
The distance to the Indiana state capital is 124 miles. (as the crow flies)
Kendallville is positioned 41.44 degrees north of the equator and 85.25 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in northeast Indiana, north of Fort Wayne
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History & History Related Items

In 1832, David Bundle arrived in the area becoming the first settler of what would become Kendallville. After he left the area, the cabin he built was used by Frances Dingman, a widow, who later, in 1836, built the first frame house here for herself and her eight children. The same year, William Mitchell came after purchasing 200 acres of land. By the end of the year he was the local postmaster. By 1839, he owned even more land and platted 20 lots to form what he would call Kendallville. He named the town for Amos Kendall, who was the Postmaster General under President Andrew Jackson.

The idea of building a windmill museum as a tourist attraction for the Kendallville area was adopted in March of 1992 by the Kendallville Local Development Corporation (KLDC). Research discloses that the greatest concentration of windmill manufacturers existed within a 75 mile radius of Kendallville. A major windmill manufacturer, The Flint & Walling Company, was located in the heart of Kendallville.
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The incorporation of Kendallville

1863 (village) 1866 (city)


The Mid-America Windmill Museum
Kendallville, IN

The Apple Festival of Kendallville
held each year in early October

Bixler Lake - a 117 acre lake within the city boundaries.

The Historic Strand Theatre
221 South Main Street
Kendallville, Indiana
Phone: (260)347-3558
The Historic Strand Theatre mission is to provide its guests with the best possible experience in the motion pictures it shows. Guests will marvel at the totally renovated theatre, complete with newly upgraded sound and projection equipment to provide the ultimate movie-going experience. The history of the Strand is a long one spanning a century, stemming from its days as the Boyer Opera House where vaudeville acts once graced its stage. The motion picture industry's special effects are a far cry from the acts which once graced the former opera house's stage, but the Strand can sure put on a great show. If the alluring smell of fresh popcorn and Hollywood blockbusters doesn't lure you in, the friendly faces of the staff will. For more information, please call (260) 347-3558.
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Kendallville City Government

Governed by a mayor-council form of government, with a Mayor and a five member city council.

Kendallville Chamber

Kendallville Chamber of Commerce

Kendallville Organizations

Kendallville Chamber of Commerce Kendallville


The population of Kendallville was:
1840 - 40
1870 - 1,000
1990 - 7,773
2000 - 10,000+

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