Introduction to Highland, Indiana
Michael and Judith Johnston were two pioneers who became Highland's first settlers in 1847. The town consisted mostly of farmland and progress was slow until 1880, when the arrival of a railroad attracted Dutch settlers. The town was officially incorporated in 1910, with about 304 residents. President Calvin Coolidge visited Highland in 1927 to deliver a speach for the dedication of Wicker Memorial Park.
Highland and Nearby Attractions
- Deep River Water Park
- Brookfield Zoo
- Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve
- Chicago Portage National Historic Site
- Gibson Woods Park
- Highland Historical Society and Museum
Things To Do In Highland
The town has several parks and centers with different recreational activities. William W. Powers State Recreation Area is equipped for picnicking, fishing, and boating. There are over 20 parks in the town that offer sports fields and courts, picnic areas and playgrounds. The Highland Historical Society and Museum may be of interest to those who would like to learn about the history of this region. Golfers may enjoy a visit to Wicker Memorial Park Golf Course in Highland.
Gary/Chicago International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Highland Higher Education
Colleges nearby Highland include Purdue University Calumet, Indiana University Northwest, Ivy Tech Community College, and South Suburban College.