Located in the west-central part of the state of Indiana and a city and seat of Tippecanoe County, Lafayette sits on the Wabash River and is situated on the northwest of Indianapolis. The area was laid out in 1825ans was named after the American Revolutionary War hero Marquis de lafayette who was a visit to the United States. The settlement soon then became an important center when the steamboats arrived on the Wabash. The area was a small trading post and a Native American Village, and at some point was a center of Native American agitation before it was destroyed. The city was named after the Battle of Tippecanoe, which the county was named after, where the battleground is now a memorial and a national historic landmark. The city’s economy is well industrialized, with the manufacture including aluminum, electrical, industrial, motor vehicles, pharmaceuticals, and others.
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