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Noble County, Indiana
Chamber of Commerce.
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 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
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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