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History & Background

Crawfordsville is a charming city in west-central Indiana that offers a quintessential small-town experience with big amenities. As the county seat of Montgomery County, it combines a thriving downtown district filled with local shops and eateries with an abundance of parks, trails, and recreational spaces. Crawfordsville’s compact size and walkable neighborhoods create a strong sense of community that residents cherish. At the same time, the city provides easy access to the major metro areas of Indianapolis and Lafayette for those seeking big-city attractions.

One of Crawfordsville’s biggest draws is its ties to history and literary heritage. It was the hometown of celebrated author Lew Wallace, who wrote the classic Biblical novel Ben-Hur here. The city’s rich past is on display at sites like the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum, a National Historic Landmark. Crawfordsville is also known as the “Athens of Indiana” for its long, prestigious scholarly tradition highlighted by the prestigious Wabash College, one of the nation’s top liberal arts schools for men.

With its affordable cost of living, family-friendly atmosphere, and prime location, Crawfordsville appeals to a wide range of homebuyers. The city offers a pleasing mix of historic homes exuding vintage charm as well as new construction neighborhoods. The housing market provides diverse options from urban lofts and downtown condos to spacious countryside properties on acreage. No matter what your preference, you’ll find a welcoming community with all the benefits of peaceful small-town living and proximity to big-city amenities in Crawfordsville.

Discover Local Attractions

Home to a variety of unique activities and destinations.

Rotary Jail Museum
Crawfordsville's Montgomery County Jail and Sheriff's Residence houses the world's sole operational rotary jail, built in 1881 with an innovative rotating cell block design. Serving as the county jail and sheriff's residence until 1972, this rare architectural gem now operates as the Rotary Jail Museum, allowing visitors to experience its unique construction firsthand.
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Coal Creek Cellars Winery
For a scenic and memorable winery experience near Crawfordsville, pay a visit to Coal Creek Cellars Winery. This charming estate winery is housed in a beautifully restored 100-year-old red barn just west of the city. The surrounding vineyards add to the pastoral ambiance, with lush grape vines encircling the historic barn. Visitors can sample any of Coal Creek's 15 varieties of wines produced from regional grapes and fruits.
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