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Community Information

Located in west-central Indiana, Lafayette readily accesses both Indianapolis to the southeast and Chicago into the northwest. Located on the banks of the Wabash River Lafayette is the county seat of Tippecanoe County and home to several prominent employers. 


The town of Lafayette was platted in May 1825 by William Digby, a trader plying the Wabash River watershed. It was designated as the county seat of the newly formed Tippecanoe County the following year. Lafayette was named for Marquis de Lafayette, a French general on George Washington’s staff during the American Revolution. In 1824, Lafayette was invited by President James Monroe and Congress to visit the United States to celebrate the nation's upcoming 50th anniversary. It was during this two-year tour that Lafayette was lauded a hero and many frontier towns were named in his honor. 

Parks and Recreation

Lafayette provides quality leisure services to its residents and visitors. While the Wabash River parks offers a variety of recreational activities, the Columbian Park with its zoo is considering the jewel in the crown. There are a number of community and neighborhood parks and trails, including the McAllister Recreation Center, and Armstrong Park. 

Attractions and Activities

In 2010, Lafayette instituted a framework for future growth and redevelopment in conjunction with Tippecanoe Area Plan Commission’s master plan. Its goal is to plan area neighborhoods to combine the needs of local areas with the development of appropriate business and services to create unique neighborhoods throughout the city. 

These offerings can be enjoyed by local residents, as well as other Lafayette citizens and visitors. Take a few minutes to take a virtual tour of the historic Lafayette neighborhoods. The following websites over an overview of things to do and places to see:   

Kathy Lafuse
Kathy Lafuse
Broker Associate
427 Main St Lafayette IN 47901