Total Population:

1,113

 

  

Total Households:

   420

 

 

Government Structure:

Town Council

 

 

Major Employers:

Meridian Automotive

 

Grabill Cabinets


Brief Early History:

 

Grabill began in 1902 as a station built on the Wabash Railroad line which went from Fort Wayne to Detroit.  In the very beginning, the station was referred to as East Maysville after the town of Maysville (now Harlan) but residents in the area protested the name.  A sign bearing the name Grabill appeared on the front of the station one day and was kept.  In February 1902 the first plat was laid out by Joseph Grabill.  In August 1902, the first Post Office opened with Joseph Grabill as the first postmaster.  Grabill was incorporated in 1912.  Joseph Grabill was very involved in the development of the town until his death in 1959 at the age of 93. 

 

Source for Demographics:     U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000

 

Sources for History:

B.J. Griswold and Mrs. Samuel R. Taylor, History of Fort Wayne and Allen County. Vol. 1. Robert O. Law Company, Chicago: 1917

Glass, Wendell C., The towns of Allen County 1967

Website, Town of Grabill, Indiana, history page by Kathryn Moore

 



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