Let’s be honest: when it comes to charming small towns, Indiana has most other states beat. Whether you’re looking for a quaint place to visit and explore or looking to get away for a quiet retreat, Indiana has the perfect small town offerings for you. Here are 10 fantastic small town options that will offer you peace and quiet:
Bourbon, Indiana has the amazing motto, "Small Town, Big Heart". This tiny town in Marshall County has a population of under 2,000 residents. Bourbon was first founded in the early 1850s and its gymnasium is on the National Register of Historic Places. If you're looking for a small town done right, Bourbon is the place for you.
Patriot is truly a tiny town, with a population of approximately 200! This town has true staying power as it was once destroyed in a fire during the 1920s, and again demolished during the Ohio River flood in 1937. Patriot is only .26 sq miles, so if you're looking for a truly small town, you're in luck!
With a population under 230 and a post office that's been in business since 1818, this tiny town has beauty and history to boot. The former building of Union Christian College is also on the National Register of Historic places. For a scenic small town getaway, Merom is your stop.
Stinesville sprung up in 1855 when the New Albany and Salem Railroad was first extended to this area. Their historic post office has been open since 1860 and its historic commercial district is also on the National Register of Historic Places. Their large supply of limestone has been used in famous structures, such as the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in Indianapolis. With under 200 people in the town, you'll be hard pressed to find a more peaceful town.
Mentone is perhaps most famous for being the home of the World's Largest Egg. It's also often referred to as the Egg Basket of the Midwest, due to the town's high commercial production of eggs. If you're looking for a tight knit small town, Mentone is one of the finest.
6. Pine Village
Legend has it that Pine Village was named after the sole pine tree that stood near Pine Creek. This town is mostly well known for hosting a professional football team in the early 1900s. The total population is just over 200, making it a quaint small town to explore and relax in.
Bridgeton has a ton to offer visitors; from their historic covered bridge to the charming Bridgeton falls. What you won't find in this town, however, is a lot of people, making it an ideal and rustic place to escape to.
In Williamsport, you'll find the state's highest waterfall (Williamsport Falls) to relax near. Plus, with a population of approximately 1800 residents, you won't find yourself bumping into too many people here.
Oldenburg grants visitors a peaceful getaway, with under 700 residents in this charming town. You'll also find some stunning buildings here, such as the gorgeous Immaculate Conception Convent, which is quite massive and amazing to behold in person.
Known as "The Greatest Town in America", Pawnee... Okay, Pawnee might be a fictional town and this City Hall building used for external shots on "Parks and Recreation" might be located in California, but that doesn't mean it doesn't showcase how amazing Indiana small towns can be! Pawnee might not be real, but it definitely showed the best of the Hoosier spirit and made everyone want to move to small town Indiana.
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