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County Profile: Wabash County

Posted on Feb 22, 2023 in County

Wabash County is named after Indiana’s famed “official” river, the Wabash. The river flows through the heart of the county and the city of Wabash, the county’s seat.  While the Wabash River has its place in Indiana culture and history, the county and city have had their share of the limelight. One instance came on… Continue reading.

County Profile: Montgomery County

Posted on Jan 25, 2023 in County

Montgomery County’s seat of Crawfordsville features two historic sites that are now public museums. One fits into its self-proclaimed nickname as the “Athens of Indiana” because of the number of authors who were born or have worked there, and the other revolves around a novel form of incarceration. The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum,… Continue reading.

County Profile: LaPorte County

Posted on Dec 27, 2022 in County

Sharing Indiana’s 45 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline are three counties: La Porte, Porter and Lake. And while La Porte County has the fewest miles of lakefront property, it derives much of its character and even its name from its location on the lake. La Porte County takes its name from the French term meaning… Continue reading.

County Profile: Steuben County

Posted on Nov 25, 2022 in County

Creating the northeast corner of Indiana, Steuben County is a border county touching two other states, Michigan and Ohio. The county’s natural beauty of lakes and forests truly makes it a transition county as Indiana gives way to the more naturally majestic Great Lakes landscapes of Michigan. And, to underscore its outdoorsy wintry feel, it’s… Continue reading.

County Profile: Daviess County

Posted on Oct 29, 2022 in County

Daviess County might be named for a Kentuckian, but it’s embraced, produced, perpetuated, and exported one of Indiana’s greatest crops: basketball — including bushel baskets of ballplayers. Washington High School ranks third in the list of most Indiana High School boys basketball state championships. It has seven, one behind Marion and Muncie Central, who are… Continue reading.

County Profile: Warren County

Posted on Sep 23, 2022 in County

As one of Indiana’s most rural counties, Warren has fewer than 23 people per square mile. Much of its 366 square miles is devoted to agriculture, especially in the county’s northern and western parts where Indiana ends and the open prairies of Illinois begin. The county’s farmland is among the most productive in the state…. Continue reading.

County Profile: Posey County

Posted on Aug 24, 2022 in County

With its interesting geographical, biological and historical stories, Posey County, located in Indiana’s southwest corner pocket, is like no other county in the state. Posey is the “big toe” of Indiana; it’s the farthest southwest of Indiana’s 92 counties. The Wabash River forms Posey’s western border with Illinois as it empties out into the Ohio… Continue reading.

County Profile: Porter County

Posted on Jul 21, 2022 in County

Porter County sits in the middle of the three Hoosier counties touching Lake Michigan. This unique geographical location gives the county its amazing “otherworldly” landscape and ecosystem that is the Indiana Dunes. The lakeshore offers some of the most unspoiled natural areas in the state and is home to Indiana’s only “National Park.” Indiana Dunes… Continue reading.

County Feature: Franklin County

Posted on Jun 23, 2022 in County

Recreation and the celebration of history and culture make Franklin County in southeastern Indiana come alive. County seat Brookville sits at the southern edge of Brookville Lake. Brookville’s earthen dam was constructed in 1974 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and impounds the East Fork of the Whitewater River for flood control and… Continue reading.

County Profile: Lawrence County

Posted on May 24, 2022 in County

Wonderful contrasts — between the past and future; between the defined bedrock of Earth and the deep blue-sky weightless vastness of space — are celebrated in Lawrence County. Situated in the heart of Indiana’s famed limestone belt, the county is known worldwide for the stone quarried from beneath its soil. Bedford, the county seat, is… Continue reading.

County Profile: Cass County

Posted on Apr 21, 2022 in County

Cass County might be famous for cats (as in “Felix the” … the Logansport Community High School mascot which was also the state’s first mascot) and beautiful hand-carved horses on its nationally historic carousel, but come June 18 the county will be high on the hog … as in pork. The first “Squeal on the… Continue reading.

County Profile: Pike County

Posted on Mar 23, 2022 in County

Pike County is named after Zebulon Pike, the Western explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado also was named. But the person from Pike County to scale the loftiest heights was baseball star Gil Hodges. Hodges, the former Brooklyn Dodger and manager of the New York Mets who died suddenly 50 years ago April 2,… Continue reading.

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