MISSION: To effectively provide services that result in a high quality of life that promotes safe and healthy families. Partnering with business, industry, education and citizens for a growing tomorrow while embracing our heritage.
HISTORY: David Bindle built the Kendallville's first home, a round log cabin on Gold Street, off what is now South Main Street. He followed an Indian trail from Fort Wayne. Five years later, a widow with eight children, Frances Dingman, tore down the cabin and built Kendallville’s first wood-frame house on Gold Street. Landowner William Mitchell is considered the father of Kendallville for convincing federal authorities to establish a post office in his cabin in Kendallville. He was instrumental in laying out the plan for the village. William and Mitchell streets in present day Kendallville are named after him. Kendallville was incorporated in June 1863, and named after the U.S. Postmaster-General Amos Kendall. Records indicate Kendallville was referred to a city for the first time on Oct. 6, 1866, with the election of Kendallville’s first Mayor; Tim Baker, first clerk A. A. Chapin, and first council consisting of A.B. Park, John Emerson, K.B. Miller, Moses Jacobs and George Aichele.
POPULATION: About 9,848 according to the 2017 Census estimate.
GOVERNMENT: Kendallville's City (Common) Council consists of five elected members. The town's mayor is also an elected official. Multiple Boards and Commissions also meet routinely, with schedules published on the city's website. City offices are located at 234 S. Main Street in Kendallville. Call (260) 347-0352 for more information.
EDUCATION: East Noble (EN) School Corporation is a member of the Northeast Indiana Special Education Co-op (NISEC) and the IMPACT Institute and can be reached at (260) 347-2502. Wayne Center Elementary School serves pre-K, and kindergarten through 6th grade; North Side Elementary School serves kindergarten through 6th grade; South Side Elementary School serves pre-K and kindergarten through 6th grade; East Noble Middle School serves 7th and 8th grade; East Noble High School serves 8th - 12th grade; IMPACT Institute offers services for grades 11-12; NISEC provides alternative pre-K, and services for kindergarten through 12th grade.
UTILITIES: Kendallville Water Pollution Control Department office and facility is located at 501 W. Wayne Street; Kendallville Water Department office and plant is located at 917 E. Diamond Street; waste pickup is provided by Noble County Disposal and Republic Services. Natural gas is serviced by NIPSCO. Electrical power is provided by Indiana Michigan Power and Noble County REMC.
POLICE: The Kendallville Police Department is located at 234 S. Main Street in Kendallville. Backup service is provided by the Noble County Sheriff’s Department, located at 210 S. Seventh Street in Albion.
FIRE: The Albion Volunteer Fire Department, located at 210 Fire Station Drive, serves the residents of the town of Albion and adjacent areas by providing emergency fire, rescue, medical, hazardous material, fire prevention and more.
POST OFFICE: USPS is located at 695 Fair Street in Kendallville, zip code 46755.