Bluffton is a city in Harrison and Lancaster townships, Wells County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 9,897 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Wells County.Bluffton was named for river bluffs near the original town site. The Bluffton post office has been in operation since 1839.The City of Bluffton is nicknamed the “Parlor City” for its history of having some of the first clean paved streets in the area during the time of the Trenton Oil boom. Most streets at the time were dirt at the time. The nickname came from the fact that the parlor in someone’s home at the time would be the cleanest room in the house because that is the first space that your guests see when they come into your home.
Today the brand new Parlor City Plaza acts as the first thing you see along with our historic courthouse as you come into our downtown keeping to our tradition of the “Parlor City” nickname. The City of Bluffton is also known for wonderful historic downtown and historic residences around the downtown area and north of downtown on Main Street. As well as it history of being a major piano manufacturing town. It also was home to nationally renowned Iris hybridized. It is currently home to the famous Bluffton Free Street Fair! Bluffton was included in the corporate name of the short-lived Cincinnati, Bluffton and Chicago Railroad, founded in 1903. The railroad’s Bluffton bridge collapsed on May 22, 1913, and the struggling carrier went out of business shortly thereafter.
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