Crawford County

As the Southern Indiana Gateway to the Uplands Region, Crawford County warmly greets long-time residents and visitors with more than 300 miles of rolling hills, winding roads, and rugged trails along the Ohio River. Situated just an hour from Louisville, Evansville, and Bloomington, Crawford County’s robust transportation infrastructure aids local industrial growth and offers a respite for nature lovers and explorers to enjoy ample opportunities for hiking, cycling, kayaking, camping, and boating.

Our Story

Crawford County is a place for adventurers. A significant portion of the county is designated as state and national parks, and residents would be the first to tell you that the biking, hiking, and horseback riding trails are among the best in the country. Opportunities for outdoor recreation abound, including Patoka Lake, Marengo Cave, Wyandotte Cave, Harrison-Crawford State Forest, Yellow Birch Ravine, Sycamore Springs Park, Hoosier National Forest, Hemlock Cliffs, The Ohio River, Little Blue River, and the Horseshoe Bend Overlook.

Photo courtesy of Marengo Cave

Key Stats

Population: 10,000

Key Industries: Tourism

Notable Facts: Nestled in the hills of the town of English, Lucas Oil Golf Course is regarded as a hidden gem of the Hoosier state.

Websites: Crawford County Tourism Board, Crawford County Economic Development Corporation, Community Foundation of Crawford County, Crawford County Chamber of Commerce, County Community Schools