Introduction to Tell City, Indiana
Located in Perry county, Tell City, Indiana, is 22 miles NE of Owensboro, Kentucky (center to center) and 58 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky. The city contains a population of approximately 7,845 residents.
Tell City History
Tell City was founded in 1858 by the Swiss Colonization Society which aimed at making it a planned industrial city. Prior to the first settlement in the region, the area was known as "Helvetia". Later, it was renamed "Tell City", a name that was easier to pronounce and remember for Englishmen. The city was named in honor of the legendary Swiss hero and liberator, William Tell. The bustling Ohio River flows across the city.
Tell City and nearby Attractions
- Hoosier Heights Country Club
- Legion Field
- Little Windy Creek
- Hoosier National Forest
- International Bluegrass Music Museum
- Saddle Lake Recreation Area
Things To Do In Tell City
The Schweizer Fest is celebrated by the residents of Tell City in the month of August every year. The Ohio River Scenic Byway and the Hoosier National Forest are in the region. The International Bluegrass Music Museum is held in the area every year. Holiday World is also close by.
Tell City Transportation
The closest airport to the city is the Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport.
Tell City Higher Education
Higher education is available at the University of Evansville, the Elizabethtown Community College, and the University of Southern Indiana.