Whitley County

Old Settlers Day in Whitley County
Shawn Dunwoody

Muralist in Whitley County

Whitley County | Columbia City

Meet the Artist | Shawn Dunwoody

Hometown | Rochester, NY

Location | 116 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City, IN 46725

Before and After


Get to Know Whitley County

Columbia City was established in 1839. The City of Columbia City is the seat of Whitley County. It’s located off major U.S. Highway 30 and is about 5.2 square miles. Other major highways in Columbia City include State Road 9, State Road 205 and State Road 109. Columbia City is located between Fort Wayne, the second-largest city in Indiana, and Warsaw, the orthopedic capital of the world. The current population of Columbia City is 9,210.

The scenic Blue River runs through the town and flows into the Eel River, a tributary of the Wabash. The Blue River Trail is a local attraction where many residents can run and bike. The trail begins at S. Whitley Street in Columbia City and runs to the YMCA and through Morsches Park, a 117-acre park with recreational activities available for all ages.

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