Named after the city in Greece, Delphi was formally established as a town in 1835 and incorporated as a city in 1866. The Wabash and Erie Canal had made its way to Fort Wayne in 1840 and by 1843, it connected Delphi with Toledo, opening the area to commerce with the east. Ten years later, the canal was completed all the way to Evansville in order to connect with the Ohio River and finally to New Orleans via the Mississippi River. Three decades after this, railroad transportation made the canal system obsolete, and a new era with new businesses began.
Delphi is still growing and changing with the times. Good jobs can be found in a wide area around this city, all quite accessible to Delphi residents by easy access to several highways. State Road 25 is a major commercial corridor linking Logansport, Delphi, and Lafayette. As a major farming community, farmers depend on this corridor to move farm supplies within the region. State Road 25 meets up with I-65, and US-421, which runs through Delphi, is also widely used. Whether you work in the agricultural industry or another industry, you’ll find these roads makes commuting easy. We can take you to homes in well-established neighborhoods in town or large homes in the country. Give us a call, and we can help you navigate the real estate market.
The Delphi Stellar Communities Project is an innovative upgrade of properties in the area that includes ten different projects. One project will provide funding assistance to homeowners for rehabilitation of homes in core downtown Delphi neighborhoods. Another project will create new housing opportunities in downtown Delphi by converting the upper floors of existing downtown buildings into loft style apartments. The project is providing exciting opportunities for homeowners and residents, and it’s one of the methods being used to improve area real estate. We would be happy to discuss new real estate opportunities with you. The area is filled with beautiful homes, and you are certain to find one that is perfect for you.
There’s fun for everyone in Delphi. Antique lovers and curious shoppers alike can take a journey to yesteryear in three antique shops conveniently located right along the Carroll County Courthouse Square. The Delphi Antique Mall has two floors filled with games, glassware, and gadgets from days gone by. Mom’s Old Stuff has furniture and other larger items for the home while Calico Plus is crammed with rows of candles, rugs, country knick-knacks, and other small items. Shoppers will also find specialty shops like Bill’s Rock Shop and discount stores like Alco’s.
The fun doesn’t end with shopping. Delphi is home to some great restaurants as well. Stonehouse Restaurant & Bakery serves comfort foods like chicken noodle soup and juicy beef pot roast and delicious pies, cakes, and sweets. Bresnahan's Pub & Fine Dining is a casual and family-friendly restaurant that has been in business since 1929 and are known for serving up great meals. China 1 Buffet serves dozens of delicious Asian dishes, ready for diners to help themselves. Enjoy the setting and charm of Riehle’s at the Carroll County Country Club. The lunch and dinner menus are varied, and the Sunday brunch menu offers a great selection of favorites.
The main year-round attraction at Wabash & Erie Canal Park is its Interpretive Center, which contains interactive displays explaining the history and operation of the Canal. There are also numerous other venues within the park like hiking, fishing, picnicking, biking, and cross-country skiing. This is the only accessible place remaining in the state where the historic canal is water-filled. The replica canal boat, The Delphi, offers rides on the Canal.
There are many other activities for outdoor enthusiasts. The City of Delphi provides six parks for the enjoyment of residents and visitors. The Delphi Historic Trails system has over ten miles of groomed trails, and they are open to walkers, runners, and bikers. Golfers will enjoy the course at the Carroll County Country Club.
Major industries in Carroll County include agricultural, food processing, and manufacturing. Animal agriculture has increased in recent years. Livestock is the biggest consumer of Indiana soybeans, thus increasing that industry as well. Carroll County is the number one pork producer in the state and number five in the country. Indiana Packers, a pork production company, is the county's largest agriculture-based business and employer. There are two industrial parks in the Delphi area, both zoned for industrial businesses.
The Delphi Community School Corporation serves the west central part of Carroll County including Delphi. There are four schools: one early childhood center, one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school. Helping students succeed in academics is not the corporation’s sole focus. Administrators, teachers, parents work together to help students discover their interests and develop a sense of belonging. This is achieved through extracurricular and co-curricular activities, exploratory opportunities, and community service. The corporation believes that the best way to teach children the values they will need tomorrow is by modeling these values today. The Delphi Community School Corporation is committed to creating a caring learning environment while exemplifying values such as trust, leadership, and respect.