Introduction to Greencastle, Indiana
Greencastle was founded in 1821 by Ephraim Dukes and named after Greencastle, Pennsylvania. It was incorporated into the state in 1822. The city became the county seat of Putnam county in 1823. The county was named in honor of Israel Putnam, a war hero of the French and Indian War. Putnam also served as a General during the Revolutionary War. The DePauw University was established in Greencastle during the 1830s.
Greencastle and nearby Attractions
- Billie Creek Village
- Ben - Hur Museum
- Cataract Falls State Recreation Area
- Eugene V. Debs Home
- Turkey Run State Park
Things To Do In Greencastle
The Cataract Falls State Recreation Area, Turkey Run State Park, and Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area are close by. The Billie Creek Village and Ben - Hur Museum showcase the heritage of the city. The Robe Ann Park offers many recreational opportunities, and is close to the Sherwood Church. In addition, Greencastle hosts the Fair on the Square every year in the month of May.
Terre Haute International Airport - Hulman Field is the closest airport to the city.
Greencastle Higher Education
Depauw University is the closest higher education school to the city. Others in the area include Indiana University - Bloomington, Ivy Tech State College - Wabash Valley, and Butler University.