Hobart, Indiana

Richard King, a brick layer, working on the construction of the Hobart Carnegie Library in 1914
Richard King, Brick layer, working on Hobart's Carnegie Library, 1914

The city of Hobart was first mapped out in 1849. The land it occupies originally belonged to the Potawatomi Native American tribe, but was purchased by George Earle. Earle named the town he planned there after his brother, Frederick Hobart Earle - but Frederick Earle never actually saw it, as he lived in England.

Visitors to Hobart's lovely downtown area will find it hard to miss Lake George. This is a man-made lake created when George Earle dammed Deep River. The lake is named after him.

There are plenty of interesting places to visit in Hobart, but be sure not to miss our two NRHP (National Register of Historic Places) locations: the First Unitarian Church of Hobart - oldest Unitarian Church in Indiana - and the Carnegie Library, which now hosts the Hobart Historical Society, where you can learn much more about the history of the city.

Bicentennial Events and Classes at Hobart Branch

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