East Central Indiana

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Highlighted in red are the counties of East Central Indiana.

East Central Indiana is a region in Indiana east of Indianapolis, Indiana, and borders the Ohio state line. The Indiana Gas Boom, which took place during the 1890s, changed much of the area from small agricultural communities to larger cities with economies that included manufacturing. Companies such as Ball Corporation and Overhead Door once had their headquarters in the region. Glass manufacturing was the first industry to be widespread in the area, because of the natural gas. As the glass industry faded, many of the skilled workers became employed at auto parts factories in cities such as Muncie and Anderson. With the decline of the American automobile industry, East Central Indiana became part of the Rust Belt. Many communities have been forced to reinvent themselves with a focus on services or a return to agriculture.

Counties[edit]

Downtown in small city with courthouse
Small town with indian statue
Historic downtown Hartford City (left) and downtown Montpelier (right) in Blackford County

County seats[edit]

Large gated stone mansion
historic buildings in town
Muncie's Edmund B. and Bertha Ball House (left) and part of the Walnut Street Historic District in downtown Muncie (right) in Delaware County

Notable small towns[edit]

Blackford County[edit]

Delaware County[edit]

Statue of man
Round red barn and farmhouse
Statue of James Whitcomb Riley (left) and the Frank Littleton Round Barn (right) in Hancock County

Hancock County[edit]

Henry County[edit]

Old brick commercial buildings in historic district
Old two-story brick house with tower
Buildings in the New Castle Commercial Historic District (left) and Knightstown's Elias Hinshaw House (right) in Henry County
View of small town's main street in historic district
Old brick building with clock tower
Portland Commercial Historic District (left) and historic Redkey Town Hall in Jay County.

Jay County[edit]

Madison County[edit]

View of small town's main street in historic district
Park with rustic fence, small road, and hills
Downtown Anderson (left) and Mounds State Park in Madison County.

Randolph County[edit]

Grand old three-story brick house with porch
Courthouse and monument
Historic William Kerr House (left) and county courthouse in Randolph County.
Old three-story mansion with columns and round observatory
Old brick building with clock tower
Richmond's historic Henry and Alice Gennett house (left) and historic Doddridge Chapel in Wayne County.

Wayne County[edit]

Major newspapers[edit]

TV stations[edit]

Radio stations[edit]

Anderson[edit]

FM stations[edit]

  • WBKQ 96.7 - Classic Rock "93.5/96.7 MAXimum Classic Rock"(licensed to Alexandria)
  • WGNR 97.9 - Contemporary Christian, Inspirational
  • WQME 98.7 - Christian Contemporary (Anderson University)
  • WIKL 101.7 - Christian Contemporary/K-Love (licensed to Elwood)

AM stations[edit]

  • WHBU 1240 Talk "News Talk 1240 WHBU"
  • WGNR 1470 Religious

Muncie[edit]

FM stations[edit]

  • WKMV 88.3 FM - Adult contemporary Christian "K-Love"
  • WWHI 91.3 FM - Public Radio (Ball State University) "WCRD"
  • WBST 92.1 FM (Ball State University) NPR Talk, Classical, Jazz "Indiana Public Radio"
  • WMXQ 93.5 FM Classic Rock "93.5/96.7 MAXimum Classic Rock"(licensed to Hartford City)
  • W231CC 93.9 FM "R-FM: The True Oldies Channel" (translator of 990 WRFM)
  • WJPB-LP 99.1 FM - Southern Gospel
  • W268BJ 101.5 FM Adult contemporary Christian "WJCF" (translator of WJCF Morristown, IN)
  • W275AJ 102.9FM Simulcast of 1340AM WXFN "Fox Sports Radio"
  • WLBC 104.1 FM Hot AC "Today's Best Music"
  • WERK 104.9 FM Oldies "Good Times, Great Oldies WERK-FM"
  • W291AH 106.1 FM Contemporary Christian (translator of WBCL 90.3 FM in Ft. Wayne)

AM stations[edit]

New Castle[edit]

FM stations[edit]

AM stations[edit]

  • WLTI 1550 AM Classic Country

Richmond[edit]

FM stations[edit]

  • WKRT 89.3 MHz - Adult contemporary Christian "K-Love"
  • WECI 91.5 MHz - Public Radio (Earlham College)
  • W233AN 94.5 MHz - Contemporary Christian (translator of WJYW Union City) "Joy FM"
  • W237AT 95.3 MHz - Adult Contemporary Christian, Inspirational "The Path" (translator of WKCD Cederville, OH)
  • WQLK 96.1 MHz - Country "Kicks 96"
  • W249BG 97.7 MHz - Contemporary Christian (translator of WJYW Union City) "Joy FM"
  • WFMG 101.3MHz - Hot A/C "G 101-3"
  • W269BP 101.7MHz - Christian rock "Air 1" (translator of WORI Delhi Hills/Cincinnati, OH)

AM stations[edit]

  • WHON 930 kHz - News/Talk "News Talk 930" (licensed to Centerville)
  • WKBV 1490kHz - ESPN Sports "ESPN 1490"

Winchester[edit]

FM stations[edit]

  • WZZY 98.3 FM Adult Contemporary "Star 98.3"

Colleges and universities[edit]

Bell tower and scenic university campus
New building with students gathered for dedication ceremony
Shafer Tower (left) and David Letterman Communication and Media Building (right) at Ball State University

Public and large private high schools in East Central Indiana[edit]

Blackford County[edit]

Delaware County[edit]

  • Cowan High School - Cowan
  • Daleville High School - Daleville
  • Muncie Burris High School - Muncie
  • Wapahani High School - Selma
  • Wes-Del High School - Gaston
  • Yorktown High School - Yorktown
  • Muncie Central High School - Muncie
  • Muncie South Side High School - Muncie
  • Delta High School - Eaton

Henry County[edit]

  • Blue River Valley High School-Mr. Summit
  • Shannondoah High School-Middletown
  • Tri High-Lewisville
  • New Castle Crystler High School- New Castle
  • Knightstown High School-Knightstown

Jay County[edit]

  • Jay County High School - Portland

Madison County[edit]

  • Alexandria-Monroe High School-Alexandria
  • Anderson High School-Anderson
  • Anderson Preparatory Academy - Anderson
  • Liberty Christian -Anderson
  • Pendleton Heights High School-Pendleton
  • Lapel High School-Lapel
  • Frankton High School-Frankton
  • Elwood Community High School-Elwood

Randolph County[edit]

  • Union High School (Modoc)-Modoc
  • Randolph Southern High School-Lynn
  • Winchester Community High School-Winchester
  • Union City High School-Union City
  • Monroe Central High School-Parker City

Wayne County Indiana[edit]

  • Hagerstown High School-Hagerstown High School
  • Lincoln High School-Cambridge City
  • Centerville High School-Centerville
  • Richmond High School-Richmond
  • Northeastern High School-Fountain City

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°04′N 85°22′W / 40.07°N 85.37°W / 40.07; -85.37

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