DISCOVER PUTNAM COUNTY Indiana Official Visitor's Guide 2010-2011
We're pleased to feature the best that Putnam County has to offer. You'll find dining, lodging, arts and entertainment, outdoor recreation, and shopping. We have also featured farms and shops that produce home grown and raised products. Take a few minutes to browse, then read some of our in-depth articles on the people and places that make this county great.
Pat McCarter Editor
Get your copy of Discover Putnam County at participating local merchants or the Putnam County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 12 West Washington Street, Greencastle, Indiana.
The Playhouse provides a way for people of the county and surrounding areas to participate in, and enjoy, live theatre. The Playhouse is housed in a barn (view history) that was donated by Mrs. Hazel Day Longden.
As you enter the living room of Putnam County, the historic downtown business district of Greencastle, you will step back in time with historic buildings and an atmosphere of friendly hospitality. Main Street Greencastle, Inc. is charged with the mission of preserving, promoting, and enhancing the downtown business district. This not for profit organization prides itself in diversity with volunteers from every generation and backgrounds from student to retired professional. (Photo: Mainstreet Greencastle's Biggest Downtown Event - Fair On The Square)
Take a short scenic drive west and you will find a history rich in American ingenuity when you discover the Bridgeton Mill and watch as the 200 year-old stones grind grain into flour and meal. For more information, visit www.BridgetonMill.com or call 765-548-0106 (or 812-877-9550).
With tremendous community support, in 2006, the five-year old museum renovated a former drug-store space on Highway 231 to create an amazing showcase for the natural, historical, and cultural heritage of the county. The facility, at 1105 N. Jackson Street (Hwy 231 North) provides 3,000 square feet of exhibits, a small gift shop with locally made crafts and art, and a multi-purpose room with a kitchen, available for small group events. Enjoy this rich heritage Tuesday – Friday, 1 – 4 pm, Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm, and by appointment. Visit their website or Call 765-653-8419.