Located in the eastern part of the state of Indiana and a city and seat of Delaware County, Muncie sits on the White River that is on the northeast side of Indianapolis. The city was described to be an average American town as described in the classic sociological study of the city of Middletown. The city’s name was a shortened term from Munseetown or Monsey Town, it commemorates the Muncie, Wolf, clan of the Delaware Indians who once inhabited the area where the present-day city stands. Upon the arrival of the railroad and the discovery of natural gas, the city’s economy grew and developed rapidly. The gas production in the city failed in the early part of the 1900a, however, the city still continued to grow as an agricultural and manufacturing center and the region’s transportation hub.
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