The settlement that became the Town of Flora was established in October of 1827 when John Flora and his family arrived by covered wagon. The family had stopped at a spring where the Flora community building now stands. They lived by the spring for 48 years. John's younger brother, Jacob, also settled there. Many of the local Floras are descendants of these two men.
Eventually, the land was surveyed, and settlers were able to purchase property. The Floras thought this Carroll County, Indiana location was a perfect place to raise their families, and after you visit the area, you’ll understand why. Our realtors can show you properties in the area. Give our office a call, and we’ll go house hunting with you at a time that is convenient for you. Let us show you what the area has to offer.
Carroll County is located in mid-northwestern Indiana,19 miles from I-65. It is the crossing site for seven highways, two rail lines, and the new Hoosier Heartland Corridor. Carroll County is strategically located for workers. There are many opportunities for personal and professional growth in the Flora area. Sit down with our realtors to discuss your plans and how we can best help you make a smooth and happy transition to the area.
Shoppers will enjoy the specialty shops in Flora. Yoder’s Stitching Line offers sewing accessories as well as gift items. The Flower Shoppe carries home decor items like Willow Tree Angels, wind chimes, Swan Creek Candles, yummy treats like Aunt Annie’s Caramels, and many plants and flowers. Naomi’s Custom Cakes features gourmet brownies, monster cookies, and much more.
For a tasty dining experience, Willoughby Foods & Spirits offers a menu with everything from great tavern food to prime rib and shrimp. It’s also a fun place to hang your hat at the end of a long day. The dart tournaments are a blast. Flora’s Family Restaurant serves comfort foods and many other favorites. It’s open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and diners can enjoy the daily specials. Diners can feast on country-fried chicken, cheeseburgers, and onion rings along with many other mouthwatering entrees. The Corner Cafe, Pizza King in Flora, Fisher’s Restaurant and Cinnamon Bear all have appetizing menus.
Flora has a very large park which includes the 4-H Fairgrounds, ball fields, playgrounds, and numerous buildings. Safe recreational facilities at the Flora Community Park have been a source of special pride to residents. The park is home to shelter houses for small family groups and playgrounds for children. The Carroll County Community Center is located at the edge of town. On Father’s Day weekend, the town is host to the annual Hog-Jog foot races and the Idlers Cruise-In car show in the park. In the fall, the town sponsors Moonlight Madness, an all-day event that includes garage sales, live music, food booths, and plenty of games and entertainment.
Every resident is welcome to join The Mission of the Flora Community Club. The club engages in activities which encourage the growth and development of children and citizens. The club also creates community activities to educate, enrich, entertain, and enliven the town and its environs. These activities include a Christmas parade and other holiday activities.
The most common industry in Flora is manufacturing. Other common industries include retail trade, transportation and warehousing, educational services, administrative, support and waste management services, and construction.
There are a few industrial parks in the Flora area. Flora Industrial Park provides space for manufacturing businesses. The park is conveniently located on State Road 75 just south of State Road 18 and just 30 minutes from I-65. The Sycamore Industrial Park is located in town on Sycamore Street. Frontage is on State Road 75, just a tenth of a mile south of State Road 18. The locations of these industrial parks make them easily accessible to both commuters and residents.
Carroll Consolidated School Corporation is a school district composed of five townships located in Carroll County, Indiana. The mission of the corporation is to challenge all students to achieve their highest potential, to approach life with confidence, and to acquire the skills and knowledge to succeed in a changing, global society. The corporation includes Carroll Elementary School, Carroll Junior High School, and Carroll Senior High School. Schools are firmly in the 21st century with the use of iPads that are given to each student to enhance his or her education.
The elementary school’s curriculum is based on the Indiana Academic Standards with a focus on college and career readiness. At Carroll Junior and Senior High Schools, students are engaged in a challenging curriculum that meets state and national standards and prepares them for future endeavors. The schools promote a safe, caring environment where the privilege of education inspires and encourages students to become successful lifelong learners in an ever-changing global environment. Students can participate in many sports and extracurricular activities. The Carroll FFA has been ranked in the Top 10 FFA Chapters in Indiana.