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Top 10 for Starke County

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

And bet you didn’t know!

Starke County is the mint capitol of the Midwest

Indiana’s only fine blanking facility—a specialty metal-stamping process characterized by precision sheared edges—is located in Starke County thanks to MPI Indiana Fine blanking

The Kiest Fishing reel was invented and produced in Starke County

All Disney golf courses use only biodegradable golf tees produced by Eco Golf in Starke County

Starke County employer American Oak Preserving started business in 1916 and celebrates 100 years of business this year

Starke County was named after Revolutionary War patriot John Stark. Written documents erroneously added the final “e,” and the county has maintained this tradition ever since.

The first railroad through the town of Knox was the Nickel Plate, which is now the Norfolk and Southern Corporation

Starke County is within one day’s drive of 1/3 of the population of the United States

Bass Lake, the 4th largest natural lake in Indiana, is located in Starke County.

The county was created by draining parts of the Grand Kankakee Marsh, giving Starke County its legacy for agriculture thanks to the rich soil


Charles Weaver, Executive Director

Starke County Economic Development Foundation