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Munster, Indiana

Incorporated: as a town in 1907
Highlights: 20 attractive parks
The Center for Visual and Performing Arts
Smart city planning
Origin of Name:  Munster is named after early residents, the Monster family (later anglicized to Munster), from the Netherlands.  
Town/City Nickname: "Town on the Ridge" in connection with Ridge Road and the natural ridge of land separating Cady Marsh and the Little Calumet River
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Some History:  

When in 1845 Allan and Julia Brass established a two-story inn, they also established the foundations for what is now Munster, Indiana.  This structure, which was originally a tavern built by David Gibson, was located at what is now the corner of Ridge Road and Columbia Avenue.  

After 1853, many Dutch farmers began establishing truck farms for supply to a growing Chicago market, and residents built a church and a small school.  In 1875, a three-room brick school was built.  

The draining of Cady Marsh through the excavation of ditches assisted in the development of the area, enabling more land to be utilized.  

In the time between the two World Wars, Munster became an evolving suburban community, populated with skilled oil and steel workers and business professionals.  

Chamber Site:  Munster Chamber
Town Site:  Town of Munster
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Munster, Indiana Map
Muster Chamber of Commerce
Munster Historical Society  
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