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Entertaiment: Theater, Music, local and regional performers

Historic Sites: Buildings, Homes and sites

 Local and regional artists. Performers, Sculptors, Photographers

Nature and trails: Bird Sanctuaries, National Natural Landmark and trails

Local Restaurants

Welcome to Fayette County and Connersville, Indiana

Connersville – a small town in the finest Hoosier tradition!
Walk across a covered bridge, grab a tenderloin at a 50s-style diner,
or camp out and stargaze away from city lights.
Visit the home of the McFarlan, 
the Cord, and other classic automobiles.

Tour historic Elmhurst or enjoy the bands at the county free fair.
You’ll see new sights and make new friends here!

courthouse200pxConstructed in 1890 in the Romanesque Revival tradition, the Fayette County Courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. The two and a half story red brick building was designed by Richmond, IN architect W.S. Kaufman, and incorporates a previous structure built in 1849. The exterior of the courthouse features a clock tower with a conical spire. The construction of 1890 included ornate oak woodwork, marble floors, and wooden stairways still in use today. During this time an itinerant artist named Jacob Stahle was commissioned to paint an intricate fresco on the ceiling of the circuit courtroom. In time Stahle's ceiling fresco was painted over. During recent renovations the original mural was uncovered and subsequently restored. Also visible is a neo-classical female representation of agriculture and industry. She surrounded by a sheaf of wheat, a beehive, a plow, and a mill wheel.