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Hobart, Indiana, a little more ...
Hobart is a city in Lake County.
The city is pronounced by locals as Ho-bert instead of Ho-bart, which is how many people not from the area mistakenly pronounce it. Hobart was named by founder George Earle in honor of his brother, Frederick Hobart Earle.
After purchasing land from the Potowatomi Indians, Earle founded the city in 1846 and built the city's first business: a grist mill. Hobart's founder, George Earle, was born in Falmouth, Cornwall, England, February 5, 1807. He was an architect and builder practicing his trade in Falmouth and later in London. He came with his wife Mary to Philadelphia in the U.S. in 1835 to fulfill a contract to build brick houses, bringing the brick with him from England. Through some friends, George became interested in the town of Liverpool in Western Indiana. One of his friends, John Chapman had earlier purchased land in the area from the U.S. Government under Andrew Jackson and the chief of the Potawatomi Indian tribe in 1836. Earle bought the town and other land, in total about 3,000 acres, in what is now Lake Station (formerly East Gary) and Hobart. He then proceeded to develop Liverpool.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.7 square miles, of which, 26.2 square miles of it is land and 0.5 square miles of it (1.83%) is water.
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