Kouts Indiana

Location:

State Rd. 49KoutsIndiana46347United States View Map

Employees:

35

Phone:

(219) 766-3312
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Description:

Kouts is a close-knit community built on character and pride and rich in history. Kouts was originally set up by Barnhardt Kouts (Kautz) as a village at the junction of the Erie and Pennsylvania (Panhandle) railroads. Soon after in 1865, the first post office was formed and by 1881 there were about 500 people who called Kouts home. Besides offering residents the benefits of being a station for two railroads, the Kouts area was also important to early settlers for its abundant fish and furs due to the nearby Kankakee River. Official records show that the town was originally named Kouts Station in 1867, then changed to Kout in 1882 and finally Kouts in 1890. It was incorporated in 1921, when electricity first came into town. You can learn much more about Kouts' history by visiting the "Indiana Room" at the Kouts Public Library. This unique treasury of local and state history is filled with memorabilia and photos of town events, the town centennial, past and present businesses and organizations, the Heinold family, bound copies of the Kouts Times and Kouts Courier, school yearbooks, sports history, and general Indiana history.

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