Carroll County, Indiana
Carroll County, IN Real Estate, Carroll County Area and Community Information
Carroll County, Indiana, is north of Indianapolis, not far from Lafayette. The county is home to about 21,000 citizens, and the county seat is Delphi. The topography includes large swaths of farmland, rolling hills, woodlands and picturesque wetlands.
The origins of Carroll County date to 1828, when the newly-formed county was named for Charles Carroll. Carroll had signed the Declaration of Independence, and in 1828 he was the only surviving signer. The Wabash and Erie Canal was constructed through the county in the 1840s. The canal offered boats passage from the Great Lakes all the way to the Ohio River. The first county courthouse was built in Delphi in the 1830s. In 1856, it was replaced by a sturdier brick structure. An updated Carroll County Courthouse was constructed in 1916-17 at a cost of about $250,000. The interior features a mosaic tile floor and an elaborate stained glass dome.
Parks and Recreation
Among the many parks in Carroll County is the 12.7-acre Deer Creek Park that is just south of Camden. The park includes a large fishing pond that used to be a quarry. Now, anglers seek lunker bass, panfish and catfish. The modern facility includes recently upgraded playground equipment and a clubhouse. Deer Creek Park is ideal for a relaxing Sunday picnic or even a family reunion.
Attractions and Activities
Some attractions in the county focus on the history and impact of the Wabash and Erie Canal, a key piece of real estate in Carroll County. At the Canal Park Interpretive Center, the kids can try on hats and accessories that mimic mid-19th century styles. Visitors can explore the living quarters of a canal boat, and they can even operate a miniature boat in the canal. Hiking trails are routed along stretches of the old canal on paths once used by the mules that once pulled the boats through the waterway.
Show up for the Carroll County Hog Jog, and you'll learn what a "Runt Jog" is. It's just one of a number of races that are a part of an event that's been held in Flora for over three decades. The 10k run is a highlight of the day's festivities, although there is also a two-mile run and a two-mile walk. The Runt Jog is a 50-meter run for the little ones.
Carroll County IN real estate varies from large, new Carroll County homes in modern subdivisions to quaint bungalows scattered across the county's quiet communities. The discriminating Carroll County home buyer will find some country estates situated on large land parcels. Some of these Carroll County homes for sale will include 4,000 sq-ft of living space or more. At the same time, some Carroll County IN homes are very affordable, and they may be perfect for young families on a budget.
The Rinehart Real Estate Team can match the available homes for sale in Carroll County with your specific Carroll County real estate goals. Our agents can also identify some of the Carroll County properties that offers the best value for the money.
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