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Griffith, Indiana

Founded:  1854 
Incorporated: 1904
Origin of Name:  The majority of people tend to agree that Griffith was named after a surveyor who set the grade for the Grand Trunk Railroad in the 1870s.  Due to his signature on the area maps, railroaders began referring to "Griffith's Section" and the name stuck.  
Town/City Nickname: "The Town that Came to the Tracks" 
Griffith was once an interchange for five railroads.
Chamber Site: Chamber of Commerce
Town Site:  Welcome to Griffith, Indiana
County: Lake County
Some History:   Jay and Elmer Dwiggins, founders of Griffith, considered changing the town name to "Dwiggins Junction."  Instead (and to the relief of many) the two men settled for naming streets in the town after themselves.

In the past, Griffith saw more than 180 trains come through each day.  Today, only two railroads still operate through the town:  The Elgin Joliet & Eastern and the Grand Trunk.
Post Your Message: Griffith DiscussionGriffith Discussion Board
Map:
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sources
Griffith Historical Society, Inc.

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