Angola may be a small town, but it has a lot to offer. Not only is it a beautiful area, but it has a rich and fascinating history. Angola real estate agents love calling the area home and touring the local historical spots. Here are a few of the historical sites you'll find along Angola's Historical Trail.
- Steuben County Historical Society Museum - 1800 N St Rd 827, Angola, IN 46703
Commonly known as the Cline House, the Steuben County Historical Society Museum was formerly the home of one of the founding families of Steuben County. It was donated to the historical society in 1975 and contains plenty of historical artifacts related to Angola's early days, including closets full of vintage dresses and military uniforms. Periodically, the society even holds treasure hunts, wherein visitors are given a map and tasked with finding some of the other historical sites across the county.
- The Old Steuben County Jail - 210 South Wayne Street, Angola, Indiana
Originally built out of logs in 1837, the jailhouse was converted 40 years later into the brick building that it is today - which is now included on the National Register of Historic Places. Take a tour of this incredible building, and hear the story of how inmate Silas Doty once tunneled his way out.
- Steuben County Courthouse - 55 S Public Square, Angola, IN 46703
This building was also built of wood, a few years after the jail then converted into brick in 1868. Designed with Greek, Roman, and Italian style influences, it's said to have been modeled after a similar courthouse in Boston.
- Powers Church - 650 S Old State Rd 1, Angola, IN 46703
The four Powers brothers moved to Steuben County in 1837 and quickly built a community there. When two of the Powers children died of scarlet fever, the land was donated for their burial, and a church was built in their honor. The Powers community is no longer there, but the Powers Church still stands and has been preserved as a historic site.
- Angola United Methodist Church - 220 W Maumee St, Angola, IN 46703
Built in 1890, the building has been through a lot. It survived a fire and has been remodeled and rebuilt several times. It still retains many of its original features, however, including several beautiful stained glass windows.
- Trine University - 1 University Ave, Angola, IN 46703
Originally called Tri-State Normal College, the institution that's now Trine University was founded in 1884, at which time it had two departments and 36 students - both men and women. A few years later, a School of Engineering was added, in addition to its literary and commercial departments. Today, the campus hosts over 2,000 students and offers a variety of different majors. The original, historical facilities can still be visited, however.
Historical sites are only the beginning of what the Steuben County area has to offer. If you're ready to make the area your new home, contact us. Our real estate agents can help you find Angola homes for sale that fit your needs and get you settled into your new neighborhood.