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South Whitley, Indiana

South Whitley is a welcoming community located in southern part of Whitley County.  It was originally platted along the banks of the Eel River by Joseph Parrett 1837 and is the oldest town in Whitley County.

Points of Interest:

·         The South Whitley Public Library, located at 201 East Front Street, is a wonderful community resource.  Indeed, the signs at all entrances to the community invite travelers to “Visit Our Library.”  The Library, recently expanded and beautifully renovated, has a wide range of materials available in various formats, public computers, and free wireless access along with educational, cultural, and entertaining programming for all ages.  The Storytime Tree, Schultz Gem Collection, and the Local History and Genealogy Area are unique and popular features.  Two meeting rooms with audio/visual equipment and kitchen access are available for use.

Find more information about the library and its collection at www.swhitley.lib.in.us .     

·         The town has two parks. South Whitley Community Park is located across the street from the library and behind the police department and town clerk’s office on Front Street.  It offers tennis and basketball courts, a playground, and a covered pavilion. Canoeing enthusiasts may use the launch site at the park, and the gazebo is the site of summer music concerts. The Community Room is available for rent by calling the Town Clerk’s office.

Hagan Park is located at the end of Buckeye Street.  This woodsy retreat offers a playground, pavilion, restroom facilities, and hiking trails.

 

Manufacturing and Industry:

South Whitley is home to several regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized companies. 

·         Ag Plus has been serving the agribusiness community since 1912.  The main office is located in South Whitley, with seven additional sites throughout Whitley and Allen County.  To learn more about this cooperative, visit www.agplusinc.com.

·         Fox Products, founded by Hugo Fox in 1949 and still a family run business, is known worldwide as a quality manufacturer of fine professional and student bassoons, contrabassoons, oboes, and English horns. More information can be found at www.foxproducts.com

·         Johnson Brothers Signs, in business since 1929, design, manufacture, install, and service all types of signage.  Visit their website at www.johnsonbros-sign.com. 

·         Shindigz, in business since 1926, is a world-wide party superstore and is both catalogue and internet based.   “Bringing people together to make life more fun.”  More information can be found at www.shindigz.com.

·         Whitley Manufacturing, in business since 1945, is a leading manufacturer providing custom commercial modular buildings and temporary portable buildings to clients nationwide.  Find out more at www.whitleyman.com. 

 

 

 

 

Educational:

·         South Whitley Elementary, Pierceton Elementary, Whitko Middle School, and Whitko High School comprise Whitko Community Schools and serve approximately 1800 students in preschool-12th school.  The superintendent and five elected trustees meet on the third Monday of each month.  The staff of Whitko Community Schools strives to provide “Excellence for All!”  www.whitko.org

·         Rainbow Preschool and Sonshine Daycare are provided by South Whitley United Methodist Church.