Hebron, Indiana

About Hebron, IN

Hebron in Indiana, is a charming Midwestern town that has a population just over 3,000.Hebron has much to offer visitors and residents. Hebron has a lot to offer, from its rich history to its outdoor recreation. There are many charming shops and restaurants in the downtown area. The historic courthouse is also worth a visit. N Main Street has many historic buildings. The town square also houses a beautiful gazebo.

Location of Hebron, IN

Hebron can be found in Union Township Porter County. It is at the intersection with U.S. Route 6 and Indiana State Road 2. The town is approximately 20 miles (32km), southeast of Gary and 60 mi (97 km), east-northeast Chicago.

According to the 2010 census Hebron covers 1.31 miles (3.41km2) of land with a population of 3724. Its zip code is 46341 and its area code is 219.

History of Hebron, IN

The original name of the town was Corners. The settlement was characterized by several crossroads, a school that served as an educational center, and a community house. John Alyea, an 1844 entrepreneur, laid out three lots of one-acre each. One lot was used for blacksmithing, while the two remaining lots were sold to Mr. Palmer. The Rev. was Hebron's first postmaster. Blain served as postmaster for two years.

Andrew Carnegie was a resident of the town. He donated $250,000 between 1883 and 1919 to build libraries all over the world. The $10,000 public grant that was given to Hebron helped build the Hebron library. Many people contributed their funds to the building over the next decades. It now houses the Hebron Public Library. It houses a library, community center, as well as an art gallery.

The 1970 Hebron basketball team won both the PCC tourney as well as the South County tourney. It also featured many players who set career and single-season scoring records. Damon Wallace and Cody Artuso set career steal and single-season records, as well as career blocking shots records. The team also won the PCC sectional tournaments in 1973 and 1974, and the sectional tournaments in 1976.

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Top Things to Do in Hebron, IN

Stoney Run County Park

Stoney Run County Park covers 316 acres of oakhickory forests, ponds and ravines. You can enjoy a picnic at the water's edge, take a hayride tour, or hike or ski eight miles of trails. Horseback riding is allowed on the park's perimeter trail. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in the park honors U.S. citizens and 261 Lake County servicemen who lost their lives during the conflict.


Phone: (219) 996-6500

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Grand Kankakee Marsh Co Park

Grand Kankakee Marsh Co Park allows pets. This natural habitat is home to deer herds, ducks, and other wildlife. There are many nature trails that can be explored. All dogs must be on leashes and cleaned up after. Trails are closed during hunting season (Mid-September-Mid-February). Grand Kankakee Marsh Co Park is accessible every day from 7am to sunset.


Phone: (219) 552-0033

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Walnut Woods

Walnut Woods is a shaded enclave in the Valparaiso Moraine of second-growth deciduous forests. This property is an important habitat for wildlife. It is home to black walnuts and oak trees. There are also plenty of spring ephemeral wildflowers.


Phone: (219)242-8558

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Spencer Park

The electric power is available in this pavilion at Spencer Park. Spencer Park is a popular park for family reunions, church gatherings, and graduation parties. The park features two tennis courts, a volleyball court, horseshoe pits, playground equipment and a swimming pool. It is open from Memorial Day weekend through mid August.


Phone: (219) 987-3831

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Woodland Park

Woodland Park covers 64 acres. It houses a multipurpose gym with access to the Iron Horse Trail. A Veteran's Memorial, two playgrounds and picnic shelters are all part of the park. There is also a sledding slope, Oak Savanna habitat, a community gardening plot, and a dog park.


Phone: (219) 762-1675

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Diana Dunes Dare

The new hiking challenge, the Diana Dunes Dare, is offered by Indiana Dunes National Park. The dare is located at West Beach on the National Park's Dune Succession Trail. It tells the story Alice Mabel Gray, also known as "Diana the Dunes", in regional folklore. The scenic but strenuous trail takes you up many stairs to enjoy a stunning view of Lake Michigan or Chicago.

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Carpenter Creek Cellars

Carpenter Creek Cellars was the realization of two dreams. Ed Courtright wanted to plant grapes in northern Indiana in order to supply local wineries, while Randy Rottler wanted to open a small winery. After discussing business ideas and meeting, Randy and Ed formed a dynamic partnership and started a small vineyard and winery.


Phone: (219) 866-4334

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Fun Facts About Hebron, IN

These are some fun facts about this beautiful community:

  • In 2011, the Eli Sigler House became part of the National Register of Historic Places
  • It is also home the largest wind chime in the world. The chime, which measures 36 feet high and weighs more than 1,000 lbs, can be heard up to a mile away.
  • Notable residents include Indy car driver, Johnny Mantz and Singer , Chris Wallace.

Top Neighborhoods in Hebron, IN

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Education in Hebron, IN

There are three public schools in Hebron: Hebron High School, Hebron Middle School, and Hebron Elementary School. Jeff Brooks is the superintendent of the Metropolitan School District of Boone Township. Hebron Christian Academy is also in the community.

Hebron has its own branch of the Porter County Public Library System.


See also: Hebron High School, Hebron Middle School, Hebron Elementary School

Frequently Asked Questions About Hebron, IN

Hebron, Indiana is a small town with a lot to offer. From its quaint downtown to its beautiful parks and trails, Hebron is a great place to call home. Here are some frequently asked questions about Hebron, IN:

What is the median household income in Hebron?

The median household income in Hebron is $56,875.

What are the top employers in Hebron?

Some of the top employers in Hebron include Crown Equipment Corporation, Zimmer Biomet, and Faurecia Interior Systems.

What kinds of recreation and leisure activities are available in Hebron?

There are plenty of things to do in Hebron! Some of our favorite recreation and leisure activities include hiking and biking the Little Turtle Waterway Trails, picnicking at Lake George, and playing golf at Maple Lane Golf Course.

What schools are located in Hebron?

There are several schools located in Hebron, including Heather Hill Elementary School, Middlebury Hayden Catholic School, and Westview Jr./Sr. High School.6

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