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About Williamsport


By: Chris Brown, Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library


Welcome to the Town of Williamsport, Indiana, nestled along the banks of the Wabash. This site has been developed for you, our citizens, businesses and welcomed visitors. Williamsport was established December 11th, 1828 and became the county seat June 29th of 1829. Once referred to as “Side-cut City”  and “Bingy”, believed to be the location where Paul Dresser wrote our state song, “On the Banks of the Wabash” and home to Indiana’s highest free falling waterfall, The Williamsport Falls.


Located just a few miles north-west of Attica, Indiana, across the Wabash, almost equally located between Lafayette, Indiana and Danville, Illinois, Williamsport is a wonderful place to live and work. One of the greatest assets is the people who live here. They are warm, welcoming with community pride and values, such as honest, truthful, integrity with moral justice.  Williamsport imbibes that “Mayberry” feeling, of wholesomeness, geniality, and thoughtfulness, a truly exceptional place to raise a family or the place to retire.


Williamsport offers many educational opportunities with quality schools, a four-star library and the Learning Center for life enrichment course to GED classes. Lifelong learning is the motto of our community. Williamsport is within short distance to many well-known colleges and university such as Purdue University, Indiana State University, Ivy Tech Community College, Danville Community College, St. Mary of the Woods, Wabash College and Rose-Hulman.


Williamsport is truly a cross roads of Indiana, with US 41, SR 28, US 63, SR 55, SR 26, I74 all intersecting through Warren County allowing access to all cardinal directions. Low local taxes and plenty of property to start a new business or expand an existing one, Williamsport is an ideal location.  Williamsport is one of Indiana’s least populated counties just ripe for development.


Warm and welcoming, one of Indiana’s best kept secrets we want you to come and see our quaint little community. We think you will see all the things we love about our town.   The Town of Williamsport hopes your visit here is a pleasant one.


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