Business View Magazine | May 2019

266 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE MAY 2019 AT A GLANCE WABASH, INDIANA WHAT: A city of 10,200 WHERE: On the Wabash River, about 90 miles northeast of Indianapolis WEBSITE: ACCOMPLISHING GREAT THINGS W abash is a city in Noble Township, Wabash County, Indiana. The name Wabash derives from a Miami-Illinois Native American term for “water over white stones.” The town was originally platted in 1834 by Col. Hugh Hanna and Col. David Burr on the north bank of the Wabash River, about ninety miles northeast of Indianapolis. Wabash is notable as claiming to be the first electrically lighted city in the world, because on March 31, 1880, at 8PM, four electrified lamps lit up the County Court House before a crowd of awed onlookers amassed