As the southern 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 regional industrial growth and offers a destination for nature lovers to explore underground caves, pristine lakes, and unspoiled countryside.
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, walking, 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
Towns: Alton, English, Leavenworth, Milltown, and Marengo
Key Industries: Tourism and logistics.
Notable Facts: Southern Indiana’s Blue River Basin is home to more than a thousand caves carved from the region’s limestone glades by the Blue River that flows through the heart of Crawford County’s karst lands.