Earl Park was laid out in 1872 by Adams Raub and named for his uncle, Adams Earl, one of the promoters of the Big Four railway from Lafayette to Kankakee. Let our realtors show you why so many people were interested in buying property in Earl Park. The area is just as beautiful now as it was in the 19th century, and even more opportunities exist here now. Call us and schedule an appointment. We’ll answer your questions and show you homes in the area that satisfy your preferences in architecture, size, price, and location.
Earl Park is located in Benton County near the intersection of US-41 and US-52 on the far western edge of the state. US-52 skirts around the northeast edge of town, and the Kankakee, Beaverville, and Southern Railroad along the southwest. Upper Sugar Creek flows to the town's north and west.
Fed by numerous small streams, the Earl Park area is home to many species of wildlife. Live next to a gurgling stream, out in the farmland, or anywhere in between. Wherever you go, you’ll be able to enjoy the wildlife that wanders into your backyard. We are experts in the real estate market, and we’d love to show you what this area, known for its agricultural abundance, has to offer. Venture past scenic corn, soybeans, wheat, and hay fields as well as energy-producing windmills until you get to East Earl, a truly great place to call home.
Residents and visitors to the Earl Park area can have a great dining and shopping experience in nearby Lafayette, about 50 minutes away. Mountain Jacks is an old-school steakhouse known for its prime rib, and it features fireplaces and a diverse wine list. South Street Smoke House is a casual counter-service BBQ joint serving pulled pork, ribs, and fried pickles amid its rustic decor.
Bistro 501 is an airy, upmarket bistro that serves French-influenced seasonal fare with a romantic vibe during the evenings. DT Kirby’s has a great casual menu including pretzel burgers, tenderloin, and veggie fare, too. La Scala is a storefront eatery that features locally sourced Italian cuisine, plus a full bar and a sidewalk patio. Triple XXX Family Restaurant is an old-school institution for burgers, root beer, and other soda fountain treats; it also serves breakfast all day.
Shoppers can head to specialty stores like Main Street Mercantile, a great little shop with something for everyone, reasonable prices, and original artwork. Deb Shop is a trendy women’s apparel store. Market Square Shopping Center features stores that can satisfy many shopping needs. Tippecanoe Mall is an indoor mall offering a delightful array of shopping selections from jewelry to women's apparel and a food court including more than 100 specialty stores and large chain stores. The mall is conveniently located between State Road 38 and State Road 52.
East Earl Community Park is a large park with plenty of amenities and the place where residents like to go to spend a quiet day. The park includes a camping area and a recreational area as well. The peaceful town comes alive every year in September when Earl Park holds the Earl Park Fall Festival, attracting thousands of people from all over the region. It features a carnival, tractor pull, flea market, demolition derby, and several other attractions.
In Lafayette, Columbian Park Zoo is a great place where kids of all ages can pet the animals and enjoy the spacious grounds, located on a nice oasis in town. Jerry E. Clegg Botanic Gardens provides some fantastic scenery and hiking trails that easily meander around to give visitors charming views of Wildcat Creek. The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette has a variety of displays including fabrics, jewelry, and woodwork with some unusual pieces.
Benton County is over 90 percent agriculture and is one of Indiana’s top agriculture communities thanks to its high-yielding soil. Earl Park is located in Richland township which is named for its rich, black topsoil. Near record crop yields are common in this area of Indiana. There is also an innovative farm in the town: the Benton County Wind Farm was the first large wind farm in Indiana, established in 2008.
There are a number of businesses in Earl Park, besides the numerous agribusinesses, that are strong and thriving. Some have been family-owned for generations while some are large corporations. These businesses span many industries including transportation, fence manufacturing, warehouse-distribution, service providers, and signs and advertising.
Some of the companies that are located in Earl Park include A.S.H. Industries, which invented and manufactures the famous Wa-Shoos washer tossing game. EZ Tankless manufactures and distributes on-demand instant hot water heaters for energy efficient homes. Kencove Farm Fence Supplies has been helping farmers build fences since 1980. Rising Sun Imports is a national warehouse distribution center for GASGAS racing motorcycles. Strasburger Trucking is one of Earl Park's oldest businesses. Earl Park Sign Shop designs signs of all types.
Earl Park’s students are served by the Benton Community School Corporation. This school district includes three elementary schools for Kindergarten-6th Grade and one junior-senior high school covering Grades 7-12 . There are also many programs including Adult Continuing Education, after-school programs, and an excellent array of athletic and extracurricular activities for students. The mission of the Benton Community School Corporation is to ensure all students develop academically, creatively, physically, and socially into the finest version of themselves.