Our Community

Established over 200 years ago in 1817, our county takes its name from Jonathan Jennings, the first governor of Indiana and a nine-term congressman. North Vernon was founded in 1892 and became known as the “crossroads of Indiana” during the 1890s. Beautiful landscapes and strong community ties together with our proximity to Indianapolis, Louisville, and Cincinnati, make Jennings County a wonderful place to live and raise a family.

Local Attractions

Muscatatuck County Park
The park was named after the early pioneer stone cutting mill, Vinegar Mills, located on the banks of the Muscatatuck River. The park offers recreational amenities including hiking trails, playground equipment, camping, climbing, and historical building sites.

The park hosts many recreational events throughout the year for all ages. Visit the Events calendar to see how you can get in on the action.

St. Anne’s Public Golf Course
Play nine or 18 holes on our beautiful golf course. Walking and cart rates available. Call ahead for tee times and availability (812) 346-0066.

Eco Lake Park
Gifted to Jennings County in 2007, ECO is an acronym derived from Employees of Cosco. "Lake" was added to the name to highlight the lake. Eco Lake Park offers fishing, hiking, and picnicking.

Crosley Fish & Wildlife Area
Crosley Fish and Wildlife Area was named for Powel Crosley, the original property owner and maker of the Crosley automobile. The nature preserve includes 4,228 acres of rolling hills, ponds, and the Muscatatuck River. Crosley Fish and Wildlife Area offers fishing, turkey and deer hunting, mushroom hunting, and a shooting range.