Angola Runs for Spot on 'Best Historic Small Town' List

Posted: Updated:
During construction, traffic will be diverted. During construction, traffic will be diverted.
ANGOLA -

Angola is representing the Hoosier state as a nominee for Best Historic Small Town for USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Travel Awards. The town is being featured for its Civil War monument and historic movie house.

Angola is up against Williamsburg, Virginia, Mackinac Island, Michigan, and Granbury, Texas, among others. You can see the full list of nominees and vote by clicking here.

 Angola was founded in 1838 and has many locations that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Angola Commercial Historic District, Steuben County Courthouse and the Steuben County Jail.

Angola Mayor Richard Hickman told The Herald Republican that it’s an honor to be nominated and to be on the list.

“These things have kind of popped up before, like best place to retire, best micropolitan. This is just really great for a community like ours to get recognition for the hard work all of our groups and organizations do,” he told the publication.

Voting for the list ends on May 6. The top ten towns will be announced May 17.

Angola is currently sitting at number 7.

  • Perspectives

    • Circling Back on WeWork

      Back in July when we first discussed WeWork, this fast-growing but money-losing venture was one of the most talked-about IPOs in years. At that time, we noted that it was too early to say what would happen, but “it should be very interesting to watch it all play out.” Turns out, that was a massive understatement!

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • (IIB Photo/Alex Brown)

      India Wants to Partner with Indiana on Sports

      Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger says a recent trade trip to India included a rare meeting that produced some interesting results.  Schellinger and Governor Eric Holcomb were granted an audience with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  “We were taken aback at how well he knew Indiana,” said Schellinger. “He knew our (economic) background, our educational background, our history of sports statewide,” said Schellinger, who added...

    • (Image courtesy of Indiana State University)

      ISU 'Dreams' of Major Sports Facilities Improvement

      When Indiana State University developed a master plan for its campus, it didn’t include sports and athletic facilities. That’s about to change.  The university this week revealed a major plan for their sports facilities, according to a report from The Tribune Star of Terre Haute. 

    • Circling Back on WeWork

      Back in July when we first discussed WeWork, this fast-growing but money-losing venture was one of the most talked-about IPOs in years. At that time, we noted that it was too early to say what would happen, but “it should be very interesting to watch it all play out.” Turns out, that was a massive understatement!

    • (Image Courtesy: Purdue Agricultural Communication)

      Slow Harvest in Indiana, Mixed Yield Estimates

      As fall harvest rolls along across the Corn Belt, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has updated its predictions of the size of the nation’s corn and soybean crops. In Indiana, the data shows the state’s corn yield has improved, while soybeans dropped over the past month. 

    • Lauren Petersen and Johna Norton

      United Way Names New Board Members

      United Way of Central Indiana has elected Lauren Petersen (pictured) and Johna Norton (pictured) its newest board members. Petersen currently serves as TechPoint’s senior director of relationship management. She graduated summa cum laude from Ball State University in 2011 where she earned a bachelor’s degree in urban planning and development. Norton serves senior vice president, Global Quality for Eli Lilly and Co.