Mulberry, Indiana in Clinton County: Once the Wealthiest Town in the Country

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Mulberry, Indiana in Clinton County: Once the Wealthiest Town in the Country

Mulberry, Indiana in Clinton County

Mulberry, Indiana in Clinton County

Mulberry, Indiana is such a tiny little place now but would you believe that once upon a time it was the the second largest town in Clinton county?

Furthermore, it was believed to be the wealthiest town of it’s size in the entire United States!

Mulberry, Indiana in Clinton County

Of course, that was back in 1938, and I’m guessing that the slow-down and eventual end of passenger trains passing through might of had something to do with the current smaller state of Mulberry, Indiana.

I would love to travel back in time to Mulberry’s heyday when it was big stuff in Clinton County. I bet it was just a bustling little place! Even now you can see glimpses of its former beauty. There are a lot of really nice architectural details on some of the downtown buildings.

For you American Idol lovers, Amanda Overmyer was an American Idol finalist (Season 7) who also happens to be from Mulberry, Indiana. I’d love to interview her!

Things to Do in Mulberry, Indiana

Mulberry, Indiana in Clinton County

Mulberry, Indiana in Clinton County

Mulberry is a quiet Indiana town. On the corner of town in a really neat building sits Mulberry Package Liquors (the owner is a really nice guy). There was even a taxidermist! I know I sound rather excited about that but it’s been awhile since I’ve seen one and it was just a little unexpected.

Down the street is a resale shop that actually had a sign on the door with the owner’s home number so you could call her if she wasn’t around and you felt like browsing.

I can’t forget what draws many people in to Mulberry from the surrounding area: Roberts’ South Fork Restaurant and Pub.

Judging from the steady flow of people in and out, they do make a special trip just for the restaurant! Roberts’ South Fork Restaurant and Pub is what brought us in, too, though more for the “restaurant” part of it than the “pub” part.

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Mulberry, Indiana in Clinton County

Mulberry, Indiana in Clinton County

Mulberry, Indiana may not be the bustling little place that it once was but it does have a fantastic restaurant, some neat buildings, and is surely worth a walk-through at the very least.

Hey, you might just fall in love and decide to move in!

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  1. Jessica Nunemaker December 8, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Thanks, Laura! I will try to make my way back there again one of these days. 🙂

  2. Laura Martin December 8, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Hi Jessica, Sorry I Missed you that day you visited Mulberry. The resale shop you are referring to is mine in Mulberry, Indiana. It is called Whimsical. Maybe next time you visit stop by! Would love to meet you. You can fine me on Facebook at Or do a google search for Whimsical in Mulberry, Indiana. Take care. Happy Holidays. Laura P.S. Love your sight!

  3. Jessica Nunemaker April 22, 2011 at 12:17 pm


    That’s on the list for this summer. 🙂 Got to network with the reps yesterday.

  4. Phill Evers April 22, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Jessica (and Jeremiah) welcome to the Rensselaer Lions Club. Have you done Madison, Indiana yet?

  5. nicki December 5, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Interesting observation about Mulberry once being a wealthy town. I grew up there. Back in the 1950s, when wearing a fur/mink coat was not politically incorrect, my aunt could not believe the number of fur coats at the Methodist Church services one cold Sunday morning!!

  6. Jessica Nunemaker July 29, 2010 at 11:12 am

    🙂 You are so very welcome! Thank you for reading and commenting! I appreciate it.

  7. Lana Wallpe July 29, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Love Mulberry! Thanks for highlighting the forgotten places on the roads(sometimes) less traveled!
    .-= Lana Wallpe´s last blog ..Words for Thursday! =-.

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