Introduction to Portland, Indiana
Portland is the county seat of Jay County. The county was formed in 1836 and named in honor of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States. He was also the Secretary of Foreign Affairs under the Articles of Confederation. Portland was home to Leon Ames, founder of Screen Actors Guild; Elwood Haynes, inventor of the clutch driven automobile, and Mary Meeker, an investment banker.
Portland and nearby Attractions
- Limberlost State Historic Site
- Greenville City Park
- Duart Castle
- Parker City Park
- Mercer County Historical Museum
Things To Do In Portland
Duart Castle, Torosay Castle and the Museum of the Soldier are all accessible Portland. Local parks include Parker City Park and North Park. The Jay County Heritage Festival, Winter Fest and the Gathering of Great Lakes Nations are popular local festivals.
Fort Wayne International is the nearest major airport.
Portland Higher Education
Ball State University, Ivy Tech State College-East Central, Indiana Wesleyan University and Anderson University are the local colleges and universities.