Estimated distance to:

Fort Wayne, Indiana – 35 Miles

Indianapolis,Indiana-105 Miles

Chicago, Illinois – 155 Miles

Note: Distance computed between central business districts.

Wabash County Labor Force:

Resident Labor Force: 15,448        

Total Employed: 14,712

Unemployment Rate: 4.8%      

December 2016 Unemployment Rate: 4.0%  

Average Annual Wage: $33,857


Manchester Community Schools
404 West 9th Street
North Manchester, IN 46962
PHONE: 260.982.7518
FAX: 260.382.4583

Manchester Elementary School
301 River Road,
North Manchester, IN 46962
PHONE: 260.982.7541
Joseph Rodgers, Principal

Manchester Intermediate School
PO Box 234,
20 W Woodring Road
Laketon, IN 46943
PHONE: 260.982.8685
FAX: 260.982.8085
Randy Self, Principal

Manchester Junior/Senior High School
One Squire Drive, North Manchester, IN 46962
PHONE: 260.982.2196
FAX: 260.982.1034
Nancy Alspaugh- Principal
Dr. Jon Lippe, Assistant Principal


Manchester Administration Building
404 West Ninth St
North Manchester, IN 46962
PHONE: 260.982.8602
FAX: 260.982.1162



Manchester University – North Manchester 

Ivy Tech Community College – Wabash

Grace College – Winona Lake

Ball State University – Muncie

Huntington University – Huntington

Indiana Institute of Technology – Fort Wayne

Indiana University – Bloomington

Indiana University (IUK) – Kokomo

Indiana-Purdue University (IPFW) – Fort Wayne

Indiana Wesleyan University – Marion

Purdue University – West Lafayette

St. Francis College – Fort Wayne

Taylor University – Upland

University of Notre Dame – South Bend

Vocational Schools:

Heartland Career Center

Manchester Main Street, Inc.

Manchester Main Street, Inc. seeks to stimulate the revitalization of downtown North Manchester through economic development, citizen participation, and historic preservation. Downtown North Manchester is an invaluable asset, as it reflects the quality of life in our community. For more information, visit

Timbercrest Senior Living Community

Located on 104 sprawling acres of natural beauty, Timbercrest exists to provide a loving and enriching community through its Christian values and heritage. Timbercrest is a not-for-profit charitable organization and a ministry of the Churches of the Brethren in Indiana who wholly own and operate it. For more information, call 260.982.2118 or visit their website at:

Peabody Retirement Community

Peabody Retirement Community is an expression of generosity of the Peabody family and a ministry of the Synod of Lincoln Trails, Presbyterian Church (USA). Their primary purpose is to provide gracious retirement living in a full-service, not-for-profit Christian setting. For more information, call 260.982.8616 or visit their website at: