DescriptionMuch of the early history of Huntington centers on the forks of the Wabash River, where many Native American treaties were signed. Today the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park preserves the history of life in Huntington during the mid-1800s. Francis LaFontaine, chief of the Miami Indians, is buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery. His house, built in 1833, is in the historic park.
Among the houses in Huntington's historic district is the Taylor-Zent House, one of the state's finest examples of Romanesque Revival architecture. On Polk Street is a dwelling of more recent vintage, the boyhood home of former Vice President Dan Quayle. The Huntington County Historical Museum , 315 Court St., traces the area's history and shows life in the days before pre-settlement. Memorial Park, on the western edge of the city, contains Romanesque gardens.
Recreational activities at J. Edward Roush Lake State Park, southeast on US 224, include swimming, boating, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, picnicking and interpretive programs.
Visitor InfoHuntington County Visitor and Convention Bureau 407 N. Jefferson St. HUNTINGTON, IN 46750. Phone:(260)359-8687 or (800)848-4282
Things to SeeSheets Wildlife Museum