Introduction to Monticello, Indiana
The city of Monticello is the county seat of White county, which was formed in 1834 and named in memory of Isaac White, who belonged to the village of Equality and died at the Battle of Tippecanoe. On April 3, 1974, Monticello was hit by a tornado, which was recorded F4 on the Fujita scale. The damage which resulted from this calamity was estimated at $100 million and the aftermath was compared to that of the Second World War.
Monticello and Nearby Attractions
- Carroll County Historical Society Museum
- Tippecanoe Battlefield
- Buckley Homestead County Park
- Balmoral Race Track
- Deep River Waterpark
Things To Do In Monticello
Apart from the scenic beauty of the surrounding area, Monticello has numerous lakes with provisions for fishing. The most popular lakes are Lake Shafer and Lake Freeman. Recreational facilities are available at Buckley Homestead County Park, Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area, and Kaukakee State Fish and Wildlife Area. The Carroll County Historical Society Museum and Tippecanoe Battlefield are popular places that provide history of the area.
Air transportation is available from Indianapolis International Airport.
Monticello Higher Education
Nearby colleges include Indiana University Kokomo, Ivy Tech Community College - Kokomo, and Purdue University.