Brookston, Indiana

Community Information

Brookston is a town with a population of about 1,500 residents. It is an agricultural community offering small town living with easy access via Interstate 65 to employment, entertainment, education, and health care services to Lafayette, West Lafayette and Indianapolis. 
 

History 

Brookston is one of the older towns in White County, which was formed in 1834 and named for Colonel Isaac White, was killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. 
 


Economy and Government

Brookston is a dynamic mix of agriculture, small manufacturing, renewable energy and tourism to two of the state’s best fishing lakes: Freeman and Shafer.

Brookston is the home of BioTownAG, a new breed of emerging farming operations and agricultural production; and Meadow Lake Wind Farm. This wind farm is projected to eventually reach a combined capacity of 1000 megawatts with over 600 wind turbines. The farm can be readily seen from both sides of Interstate 65 running from Chicago through Indianapolis. 
 


Parks and Recreation

Crooked Creek Trails is located north of Brookston off Route 24 near Lake Cicott that offers horseback riding for the novice to the experienced horseperson.

Close by Brookston is Fair Oaks Farms offering a working farm experience with acres of great outdoor fun, food and learning where you can explore and reconnect with nature and farm animals. It has commitment to educating the public about modern farming efforts, as well as protecting the environment, caring for our animals and ensuring the highest quality products possible. 
 


Attractions and Activities

Two all-American favorites play center stage at the Brookston Apple Popcorn Festival to celebrate the beginning of the local harvest: craft booths and food booths. Over the years, the festival has grown to having 200 craft booths and a wide variety of various foods, with the emphasis on apples and popcorn.

There are many activities for kids and adults including specialty breakfasts at the firehouse, athletic competitions that include 5k and 10k runs for young adults and adults, and a Big Wheel race for kids. Less strenuous completion includes, apple bobbing, bubble gum blowing, and pizza eating.

In addition there is a book sale at the Brookston Library and a variety of musical entertainment and garage sales.
Kathy Lafuse
Kathy Lafuse
Broker Associate