We’ve all heard that good things come in small packages. These small Hoosier towns are prime examples of why sometimes, smaller is better. Looking for the coolest small towns in Indiana? Read on…
Butlerville is a small town in southeastern Indiana with a population of less than 300. This small town's claim to fame is that Hannah Milhous Nixon, mother of former President Nixon, was born nearby,
Francisco is a town of around 468 residents in southwestern Indiana. It used to be a thriving canal town in the 1850s and remnants of the town's former canal can still be viewed.
3. La Paz
La Paz has a population of under 600 residents and was once used as the Chicago home base for the bustling Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
4. Star City
This cool little town actually got to name themselves. Originally called Scarboro, in 1861 the residents voted to change the name to Star City.
Kingsbury in northern Indiana used to be a thriving railroad town, based on this photo from 1967. Currently, they have just over 200 residents.
Ambia was named by couple Ezekiel and Marietta Talbot, after their daughter, Ambia, in 1875.
Fontanet is technically an unincorporated place near Terre Haute; however, they have their own post office and zip code.
8. Pottawattamie Park
Pottawattamie Park is a town of barely 300 near Michigan City that is a popular site for weddings and parties.
Established in 1852, Selma has just over 800 residents and popular farmlands.
10. Rolling Prairie
Rolling Prairie dates back to 1831 when its first settler, Ezekiel Provolt first built a cabin upon this land.
11. West Harrison
West Harrison is the first town you'll enter when crossing the highway from Ohio to Indiana. They have a population of less than 300 residents.
What do you think of this sampling of some of the coolest small towns in Indiana? Had you heard of any of these before?