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Paoli, Indiana

rural • midwest, USA

A view of Paoli, Indiana from the hillside
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About Paoli

As the county seat of Orange County, Paoli provides residents with plenty of outdoor recreation from enjoying a hike in Pioneer Mothers Memorial Forest to shredding the gnar at Paoli Peaks. Check out the third-oldest operational courthouse in Indiana, which affords an incredible view of Courthouse Square from its balcony. The surrounding Courthouse Square offers boutiques, antique stores, restaurants, and a barber shop. Enjoy a bite at the deli, join the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and purchase local produce from Paoli’s co-op, Lost River Market & Deli. Keep an eye on their events calendar for upcoming farm-to-table dinners. Co-op makers produce many of the products sold there in the community kitchen — a resource for culinary entrepreneurs, bakers, caterers, and more — at the First Presbyterian Church of Paoli. About an hour northwest in Daviess County is Amish Country, where you can enjoy shopping, eating a family-style Amish dinner, or interacting with the Amish community. The annual PaoliFest celebrates music, art, and community with performances, jam sessions, and collaborative art-making. Visit the historic Lindley House, listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Imbibe at wineries on the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail. In nearby French Lick, check out the West Baden Springs Hotel’s immense atrium. City amenities and an international airport live just an hour away in Louisville, Kentucky.



Internet Speed Rating

1000 Mbps

Closest Airport

Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport  • 55 mi

Weather (High/Low)

86 / 25

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)



In the 1900s, Paoli became known as the site of the Pioneer Mothers Memorial Forest, an 88-acre surviving fragment of Southern Indiana’s once-vast virgin oak forest. It’s a National Natural Landmark within the Hoosier National Forest.
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