Introduction to Dyer, Indiana
The earliest white settlers arrived in Northwest Indiana in 1830. At that time, the area was inhabited by Potawatomie Indians. The early European settlers mostly consisted of Prussian farmers. The first business in the area was established by John Streets in 1856. Dyer had its first railroad in 1857, when the Michigan Central Railroad built a station in the town. Dyer was named after Martha Dyer, the wife of the early local landowner Aaron Hart.
Dyer and nearby Attractions
- Pleasant Hills Community Park
- Liberty Memorial Park
- Briar Ridge Country Club
- Oak Ridge Prairie Park
- Balmoral Race Track
- Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve
Things To Do In Dyer
The Hometown Celebration is a local festival organized every September. The Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve has trails which attracts those interested in hiking and biking. There is also a well maintained golf course in the area.
Gary/Chicago International Airport is only 11 miles away from Dyer.
Dyer Higher Education
Prairie State College, Purdue University and South Suburban College lie within a radius of 10 miles.