Connersville and the other communities in Fayette County offer the best that Midwest living has to offer. The cost of living is low, providing a comfortable lifestyle with the relaxed – and relaxing – pace that can only be found in a small town. And, with the county’s close proximity to three interstate highways, big-city attractions are just a little more than an hour away.
Fayette County residents are proud of their cultural heritage and invite visitors to board the train at Whitewater Valley Railroad station in Connersville for a scenic trip back in time to Historic Metamora, Indiana.
The natural beauty here is also inviting. Fayette County has long been a destination for those who enjoy outdoor activities. Water sports are especially popular here – people come from far and wide to go swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and rafting at the Brookville and Whitewater Lakes. Both are located in Whitewater State Park, only minutes from Connersville– a scenic place with endless opportunities for fun.
Anglers enjoy great fishing at these lakes and will find some of the best in fly fishing in the state just below the Brookville Dam. Anglers can also fish the beautiful Whitewater River – one of the most pristine rivers in the state – at a number places along its meandering path through Fayette County.
In addition to water and river sports, there are plenty of places to hunt, hike and camp. Those with an interest in archeology will find ancient earthen mounds built by pre-historic Native Americans preserved at Mounds State Recreation area. Birdwatchers can while away many quiet hours in the state parks and recreation areas in Fayette County or spend the day at the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary located just south of Connersville.
In Connersville and the other towns in Fayette County, there is a strong sense of community. Families feel safe here. This is a place where children can still play outside and where residents rally around youth sporting events, high school graduations, church activities and holiday parades.
Parents can be confident that their children will get a great education here, too – Fayette County schools routinely achieve above-average ISTEP (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress) scores and graduate more than 90% of their students.
The healthcare services in Fayette County are outstanding. Several primary care physicians and specialists serve residents throughout the county. There are also a number of ambulance services and urgent care facilities in the area. For more serious healthcare emergencies, a helicopter service is available.
Fayette Regional Health System is the local hospital and is operated by Fayette County Regional Health. This newly remodeled hospital provides the same world class amenities found in in major metropolitan hospitals and is centrally located in Connersville. No matter where you live in Fayette County, you’re never far from the quality healthcare services you need.