Daviess County and the City of Washington are growing communities characterized by an entrepreneurial spirit and small-town charm. Robust STEM educational programs and a litany of high tech and manufacturing jobs attract young professionals and families to the county. West Boggs Lake, Montgomery Ruritan Park, and the Glendale Fish and Wildlife Area provide ample opportunities for fishing, boating, camping, and hunting. Local community festivals featuring art, antiques, and Daviess County Amish-produced goods and services, prized nationwide, draw together both residents and visitors.
A can-do attitude has been the backbone of Daviess County since its formal organization in 1817. In 1885, the county raised an astonishing amount of capital to attract a major railroad repair center and quickly became a booming railroad county. In the last several decades, Daviess County has significantly expanded its manufacturing base and founded WestGate@Crane Technology Park, Indiana’s only multi-county technology park, offering exciting opportunities for STEM careers. Today, thousands of residents work in growing technology, manufacturing, agriculture, bio-ag, and transportation companies throughout the 437 square miles of the county.
Cities & Towns: Alfordsville, Cannellburg, Elnora, Montgomery, Odon, Plainville, & Washington
Key Industries: Agriculture and advanced manufacturing
Notable Facts: As a state leader in percentage of median household income growth, Daviess County is projected to increase in population and school enrollment through 2030.
Daviess County Visitors Bureau
Discover Downtown Washington
Discover Southern Indiana
Daviess County Government
City of Washington
Daviess County Chamber of Commerce
Daviess County Economic Development Corporation
Radius Indiana Economic Development
Southern Indiana Development Commission
Barr-Reeve Community Schools
North Daviess Community Schools
Washington Community School Corporation
Daviess County Community Foundation
Our Community Foundation
Washington Times-Herald Newspaper