Washington County

Your new friends in Washington County invite you to visit our communities and explore a county rich in history, natural beauty, and vibrant culture. Whether you're a history buff, outdoor enthusiast, or a fan of charming small towns, Washington County has something for all ages. Visit us and experience the warmth, kindness, and hospitality of the people of Washington County. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful Southern Indiana home!

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Explore the Heart of Southern Indiana
Explore the Heart of Southern Indiana

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Beck's Mill is one of the most famous and historic landmarks in Indiana. Beck's Mill was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. Beck's Mill is the only extant mill in Indiana that used grindstone milling in the entire milling process.

John Hay Center- Birthplace

John Hay was a great American statesman, diplomat, author, and poet. He was born in this small brick home, in Salem on October 8, 1838. John Hay was the private secretary to President Abraham Lincoln. Ambassador to England; and Secretary of State under President McKinley, 1898, and President Roosevelt, 1902.

Perfect for Nature Lovers

Washington County is the ideal place to experience the Knobstone Escarpment, which is a rugged geologic region, that created the most rugged and interesting terrain in Indiana. The escarpment's most prominent features are the steep hills, often referred to as "knobs", and deep ravines. Washington County covers a large geographic territory (7th Largest in Indiana) and a relatively small population of just over 28,000 residents, so hiking and enjoying nature can be a perfect break from busy life.

Salem Downtown Historic District

The Salem Square is the heart of Washington County. Salem Square is the home to restaurants, clothing boutiques, businesses, and a coffee shop. The original plat of the city of Salem was completed in 1814 and is within the boundaries of the national historic district. It will also be home to the new Monon South Trail.

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