We didn’t know what to expect out of Medaryville, Indiana.
It was one of those spur of the moment trips as in “grab a toy for the car and let’s get moving” spur of the moment!
Medaryville, Indiana in Pulaski County
There were no special places written down to go visit. There was nowhere that we had to be. We had no special plans. Nothing in mind except to see what this Pulaski County town had going on.
We found some really fantastic things to see and do in this teeny tiny town. With a population that barely hits more than 500 people, it was a welcome surprise.
I was ready to explore the quaint Indiana town! After a bit of a car ride, our boys were raring to check out the Medaryville playground we spotted on our way in. The playground is right in the downtown area so, if you and the kids also need a break from the car, that’s something to consider. Our boys made a beeline for the playground.
Things to Do in Medaryville, Indiana
My husband, Jeremy, kindly took the kids to the nice little park just a block away from the downtown area while I gallivanted around town, camera in hand.
I did happen upon a friendly local lady who kindly gave me a little Medaryville history lowdown on the old town jail (and later fire station) as well as a few other neat buildings in town. I always find the history of a place fascinating, don’t you? She was busy weeding a small patch, when she heard me approach, and stopped for a little chit chat.
It is a tiny little town but Medaryville, Indiana residents do have a big festival that they have only recently resurrected: The Potato Festival. Yes, it appears that Medaryville residents are as big a fan of potatoes as I am. Maybe that’s just a Midwest thing. We Hoosiers do enjoy our carbs.
The Potato Festival is supposed to be a nice festival but I can’t seem to find any other information about it. If you can enlighten me, please do in the comments section below. I’d love to know more–and I’m sure Little Indiana readers would as well.
Why potatoes? A large farm once produced mass amounts of potatoes for decades, something like the 1940s until the 1970s (or was it the 1980s?). The town was so known for this potato production it was nicknamed Tatertown. There’s not so much of a trace of that interesting tidbit. Do you know more about that too? Are those dates correct?
I’ve got more to post about this tiny little place including a bit of unusual architecture for such a small Indiana town. The Medaryville Library had a very grand exterior entrance. Get a load of those columns. Is that stylin’ or is that stylin’!
Consider this a nice preview of quiet and cute Medaryville, Indiana.
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