Shipshewana was named after a local Potawatomi Indian. The Shipshewana post office was established in 1889. Shipshewana has a total area of only 1.18 square miles of land.
The area became popular because of the Amish flea market.
Flea market comes from the French marché aux puces, a name originally given to a market in Paris which specialized in shabby second-hand goods of the kind that might contain fleas.
The Shipshewana Flea Market is in Indiana’s Amish Country with nearly 900 vendor spaces in an open-air market.
Wauseone, Ohio to Shipshewana, Indiana: 100.5 miles
2 hours 33 minutes