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Community Spotlight

Each White County community has its own charm and strengths. Together, the communities create a strong county full of possibilities.

Brookston: Brookston’s proximity to Lafayette and Purdue University make this community a haven for those looking for small-town living with access to a major market area. The Brookston community is grounded in the Arts. Pivotal to the renaissance of hand-papermaking in America, Twin Rocker Handmade paper was established in 1971. Eateries with grand tradition make Brookston their home. Annually, Brookston sponsors the county’s largest festival … the Apple Popcorn Festival. It is scheduled annually on the third Saturday in September.

Buffalo: This northern White County community is located on the banks of the Tippecanoe River. Campsites, cottages and cornfields define the countryside. “A river runs through it” providing fun activities such as fishing, boating, and canoeing along the shoreline.

Burnettsville: Located in the eastern corner of White County, Burnettsville has a family-oriented spirit. Dedicated citizens keep busy year-round and are engaged to preserving the community’s rich history. Annually, Burnettsville celebrates Community Day on the last Saturday in September.

Chalmers: Chalmers is a small community with cheerful hospitality and togetherness. Chalmers is home to the Maintenance Center for the county’s wind farms. The structure includes separate facilities for each turbine manufacturer’s technicians. Located on State Road 43, an agricultural cooperative operates a fuel center and services for local farmers.

Idaville: East of Monticello on U.S. Highway 24, Idaville is a small rural community with a spirit of family values. Annually, visitors enjoy the popular Idaville Tractor Pull. At holiday time, a local tree farm offers families the experience of cutting fresh Christmas trees … creating memories that last a lifetime.

Monon: With its historic roots tied to the railroads, the Town of Monon has a rich history surrounding the Monon Line that was created by the Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville Railroad in 1853. Through the devotion and hard work of community preservationists, downtown Monon was named to the National Register of Historic Places. In 2014, restoration began on the historic Monon Theater located on Market Street. The downtown theater opened in 1938 as the Howard Theatre. North of downtown, the Monon Connection Railroad Museum with the Whistle Stop Café is dedicated to preserving the rich rail history. Annually, Monon celebrates its Food Fest on the first Saturday in June.

Reynolds: Located in the heart of White County, Reynolds is home of the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service and the White County 4-H Fairgrounds. Each July, Reynolds hosts the annual White County 4-H Fair, noted as one of Indiana’s finest. Reynolds stands at the crossroads of U.S. Highway 24 and U.S. Highway 421/43, one of the most traveled roadways in Indiana.

Wolcott: Wolcott’s location makes it a prime industrial and business location. Interstate 65 is four miles west of Wolcott, providing easy access to the Interstate. The historic Anson Wolcott House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as the center of many community events including the annual Fourth of July celebration.

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