Churubusco is a rural town in northeast Indiana nestled in the corner of Whitley County about 15 minutes from the city of Fort Wayne.
The town was originally divided by a set of railroad tracks, with the north side being Franklin and the south side Union. In 1847 America had just won a major battle at Churubusco, Mexico in the War with Mexico. A local resident, Mrs. Jackson had a relative in this battle and as the story goes at a town meeting she suggested it would be patriotic for the town to be named after the battle. In November 1847 a post office was approved by the federal government and the Town of Churubusco, Indiana was officially born.
As of 2010 the population was estimated at 1,796 with a total 706 households. The median age was 33.9 years with the highest average being between 25-44 years old. Nearly 50% of our residents are high school graduates and nearly as many have some sort of college degree and/or education. A full sheet of stats can be found at the Whitley EDC website.
Education & Entertainment
Churubusco takes great pride in a 60-acre park that rivals most in northeast Indiana. Amenities such as lighted basketball & tennis courts, numerous baseball & softball diamonds and a state of the art Splash Pad, you’re sure to find plenty to do throughout the year!
The Smith-Green community school system serves all of Smith Township in Whitley County and Green Township in Noble County – hence the Smith-Green name. With approximately 1,400 students attending both elementary, middle & Jr/Sr high school, Churubusco definitely offers a fantastic educational experience for your children & young adults!