Whitley County

With strong agriculture roots, Whitley County has been known for the production of different things, such as automobile parts and plastics, and was at one time the largest producer of blue jeans in the world! A great place to live and work, we are a fast-growing county with a 20% population increase in the past 15 years. Our largest city, Columbia City, is 25 miles from Fort Wayne giving you the small community feel with big city amenities.

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The Perfect Place to Put Down Roots

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A hidden gem

Larwill is a staple of Whitley County agriculture. Its small-town vibes and local, welcoming businesses are what turn Larwill into the hidden gem for peaceful drives, winding roads, and miles of fields.

Indiana's favorite hometown

South Whitley is a town in the Midwestern tradition of red brick buildings and tree-lined streets. This up-and-coming town is bringing it’s historic buildings back to life with unique, modern, and artisan businesses, eateries, and destination locations.

Our center point

Columbia City has stood strong as the center point for commerce and family life in Whitley County. Historic homes and brick streets blend into the downtown corridor with unique shops, a new high school, and local, artisan businesses for residents and visitors alike.


From a beautiful park, a fantastic school, and our annual Turtle Days festival, our community is full of great things! Churubusco offers all of the expected amenities you’d find in a big city or a small town such as ours.

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Larissa Taylor
(260) 248-3189
220 West Van Buren St. Suite 201
Columbia City, IN 46725
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