Elkhart County is located in Northern Indiana, 150 miles
north/northeast of Indianapolis, 100
miles east of Chicago and 50 miles
northwest of Fort Wayne.
Elkhart County was one of the first
areas settled in Northern Indiana,
being settled on April 1, 1830. The
original county was in Dunlap. In 1830,
the county held its first election.
At that time, 75 votes were cast by
citizens of the county and its
surrounding territory. These
voters elected eight people who served as
the only county employees.
The City of Goshen serves
as the county seat.
Other Incorporated cities and towns
within Elkhart County are