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Town History

Welcome to the Town of LaGrange

The Town of LaGrange was platted in 1836, and named the county seat in 1840. We are located in the heart of North East Indiana at the intersection of US20 and State Road 9. LaGrange SignThis makes us easily accessible to many areas, such as Detroit, Chicago, Toledo, Fort Wayne, South Bend and Kalamazoo.

It is our goal to make LaGrange an outstanding place to live and work, while maintaining the “small town” atmosphere. We feel we have a world class school system, outstanding infrastructure, brand new state of the art hospital and a library second to none. We also have many options for places to worship.

Whether you live here, are thinking of moving to the area, or planning a vacation, we hope you will take a look around our site and see what we have to offer.

If you don’t see what you are looking for, please feel free to contact us, we welcome your input!

This is a ‘family’ town, “Welcome to our Family!”

History of LaGrange

The Town of LaGrange is located at the intersection of US20 & State Road 9 in Northern Indiana.

LaGrange was platted on June 18, 1836 and began the process of becoming the County Seat by an act of the Legislature in 1840. This was an attempt to locate county seats near the center of the county population. LaGrange, meaning “farm or plantation” was named after the Marquis de Lafayette plantation. The town was platted into lots 66′ x 28′. Streets were 66′ in width were laid out in a cross work pattern around the public square.

By the late 1800’s the town’s population had grown to 1400. According to the 2011 Census, the population of LaGrange is 2638.