Ellettsville was founded in 1837 and later incorporated in 1866. It gets its name from the first merchant to get established, Edward Ellett. Ellettsville's proud heritage is rooted in the limestone industry. "Millions of tons of building stone have been shipped by trains and trucks throughout the United States to build magnificent memorials, cathedrals, government buildings, libraries, public schools, colleges and universities, and countless churches and synagogues. Included in these shipments have been priceless carvings that have told the rich history of our states and national capitol. Craftsmen from our limestone mills have traveled throughout the nation to do on-site work on these structures in building American history" (by Maurice Endwright), hence the town's motto, "Builders of American History."
With a population of approximately 6,000, Ellettsville is best known for its home town atmosphere, where friends are always friends and neighbors always are willing to help neighbors. Yet, it is technologically up-to-date and bustling with new business and residential areas. It is served by a local fiber optic network, a state-of-the-art sewage treatment plant, and two state highways, making it an ideal place to live, work and grow a business.
Situated only 7 miles from Bloomington, the seat for Monroe County, Ellettsville is close to Indiana University, Ivy Tech Community College, and Lake Monroe, the largest lake in Indiana. Ellettsville is only 8 miles from Indiana’s first state park, McCormick’s Creek, featuring the Canyon Inn. There are abundant opportunities nearby for recreation, art, entertainment and shopping.
Ellettsville is served by Indiana University Health, the only nationally recognized health care system in Indiana. IU Health’s Bloomington Hospital has 24-hour emergency service with a hospital ambulance stationed at the Ellettsville Fire Department. Many medical practitioners have offices in Ellettsville for convenient access to all medical services. Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation is a strong community asset with primary, intermediate, middle, and high schools.
September 19, 20, and 21, 2019
Welcome to the official website of the Monroe County Fall Festival held in Ellettsville, Indiana at Marci Jane Lewis Park every September.
The Monroe County Fall Festival has been a tradition in the community of Ellettsville, Indiana for over 50 years!
Our festival has something for everyone, including a stage with live music and entertainment, queen contest, craft booths, commercial tent, food vendors, games, education day, and a parade. There is no entrance fee because of our generous sponsors so please visit the sponsor page to learn more about them.
Plan to join us for some community fun!
WELCOME TO ELLETTSVILLE!