Rossville, Indiana

Community Information

Rossville  is located in Clinton County. Approximately 1,700 people call this community home. Rossville is located north of the Indianapolis metropolitan area. It is 15 miles east of Lafayette and 30 miles west of Kokomo. The town motto states that "Rossville is a place where you feel at home."


In 1832, Thomas Ewing, with his wife and infant child, settled on 160 acres north of what is now Main Street in Rossville. In 1834, Ewing and Thomas Smith platted the town of Rossville with the intention of starting a blacksmith shop at the location. The town is named for John Ross, a pioneer settler and associate county judge, who was friends of Ewing and Smith. Then as now, residents of Rossville are often referred to as "Rossvillians."

Rossville was incorporated in 1870 and eventually became a stop on the important Indianapolis to Chicago Monon Railroad Line in 1883. 

Economy and Government

Rossville has become a diverse community that has quietly grown its population year-by-year as more people see the benefits of small town living with easy access to employment, entertainment, education, and health care services around town or a short driving distance to Lafayette, Frankfort, Delphi, Kokomo and Indianapolis. The town and Clinton County has some of the lowest property taxes in the state, coupled with the cutting edge technology of fiber optic.

Parks and Recreation

Several of the recreational amenities of the town include a lighted walking trail, basketball court, two playground areas, two enclosed pavilions, an open- air pavilion, baseball fields, soccer fields, and landscaping. The highlight is the Rossville Town Park, a seven acre park devoted to family friendly recreational area for all ages to enjoy. 


Attractions and Activities 

The Summer’s End Festival has marked the end of summer in Rossville annually since 1984. The event is held on the fourth full weekend in August, and includes a wide variety of attractions and events, including: a car show, fireworks, music, performances on the main stage, street fair, parade, programs in the high school auditorium, queen, little miss and mister contest, and town-wide garage sales. Many residents enter the Hornet Hustle 5k Walk and Run. The festival concludes with a community-wide worship service.
Kathy Lafuse
Kathy Lafuse
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427 Main St Lafayette IN 47901