Indiana Selfie Stop in Johnson County — A Little Indiana Original

Indiana Selfie Stop in Johnson County — A Little Indiana Original

#LittleINSelfie Indiana County Selfie Trail for Johnson County (2)

It’s the one and only Little Indiana original: The Indiana County Selfie Stop Trail! This time, the focus is on Johnson County.

Say “hello” to Johnson County, Indiana, a county boasting not quite 140,000 people (2010 census), and featuring a unique mix of things to see and do. If it’s been awhile since you’ve been here, the area has undergone quite a bit of exciting change.

There’s no better time to plan your Indiana trip than now.

A handful of towns and cities make up Johnson County. The towns and cities featured on the Little Indiana County Selfie Stop Trail include:

  • Bargersville
  • Edinburgh
  • Franklin
  • Greenwood
  • New Whiteland
  • Trafalgar
  • Whiteland

Each Indiana town or city offers up something different. It doesn’t matter if you prefer outdoor activities or shopping, dining or kid-friendly attractions, you will find it all right here.

View other Counties on the Little Indiana County Selfie Stop Trail right here.

It’s proof that traveling in the Hoosier state can be fun, exciting, and always different.

How To Join in the Selfie Stop Johnson County Trail

Johnson County Courthouse Franklin Indiana 1

TheJohnson County Courthouse in Franklin, Indiana is a stop on the Little Indiana County Selfie Stop Trail. How creative can you get with your selfie?

Visit as many of the locations below as you can and snap a selfie.

Let everyone see what you are doing! Share your thoughts on the attraction or area you visited.

Be sure to include your comments and insider tips so everyone can get the most out of their adventure.

Share it on the Little Indiana Facebook Page, share it on your own Instagram account, and/or also your Twitter account, accompany your entry with the hashtag #littleindianaselfiestop and tag Little Indiana on the appropriate social network.

For example, on Twitter, you would tag Little Indiana with @JessNunemaker, on Instagram @littleindiana, and on Facebook, you would use @littleindianatowns. See how simple that is?

Photos on Facebook will be gathered into a separate selfie album so everyone can join in your fun and view your suggestions.

Johnson County Selfie Stop Trail

Bargersville

  • Who doesn’t love a good deal? Starting at 5:00 AM on Sunday, the seasonal Bargersville Flea Market is a barter lovers paradise. Get a selfie with your best find of the day. Vendors usually pack up around 2 PM but they can leave when they want. It’s at the corner of SR135 & SR144.
  • Find the mannequin in the garden outside of Pam’s Parlor and Nail Salon downtown. It’s selfie time! Get creative here and don’t trample the flowers.
  • Get behind the white picket fence on the front porch of Pump House Antiques for a selfie to remember. This is a nice antique shop with plenty of parking.
  • Nora’s Knotty Pine boasts great food and reasonable prices. Come with an appetite. Not in the mood for food? It’s okay. Have a seat in the vintage chairs out front and smile for your selfie!
  • Thirsty? Make your way to Taxman Brewing Company. It’s a locally-owned brewery with a fantastic theme. Look for the large skull on the outside of the building. Get your selfie there.

Edinburgh

  • Snap a selfie from your canoe or kayak while floating along in the water at Camp Atterbury.
  • Italian prisoners of war asked for permission to build a chapel while interred at Camp Atterbury. Using found items, these Italian artisans skillfully crafted the Camp Atterbury POW Chapel in 1943. Marvel at the skill involved in that one then take your selfie.
  • It’s off the beaten path and so worth it. The Toner Historic District in Edinburgh lies past the downtown. Park your car, take a stroll and admire the mix of fabulous architecture of sixty+ houses that were built from 1845 to 1959. Get a selfie in front of the historic designation sign.
  • Find the Camp Atterbury Stone just after you enter from Highway 31. It was carved by Libero Puccini, an Italian POW held there. After the war, Puccino came back to the US and became a citizen. His son. Lt. Colonel Marcus Puccini, later serviced in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yes, it’s selfie time.
  • This is one location where you will need to use more than a little common sense. This is the grave in the middle of the road that, after an expansion of the road a few years ago, actually turned into “graves” in the middle of the road. More than just the grave of Nancy Kerlin Barnett (1793 – 1831), it also held the bones of seven others. Snap your pic with the memorial marker. Watch out for cars and be careful! If you would prefer, after your drive-by, you can get a pic with the original marker at the Johnson County Museum in Franklin.

Franklin

  • Show off the grand view of the Johnson County Courthouse at Ann’s Restaurant, Franklin’s oldest restaurant, as you can see above or get creative and put your own spin on it.
  • The exterior of the Artcraft Theater is something. Get your selfie with it or, for bonus points, see a movie, and take your selfie in front of the preserved mural framed inside.
  • Have a seat with Ben Franklin at Franklin College–or not. There is more than one statue of him. Choose your fave.
  • Every museum has interesting displays. The Johnson County Historical Society Museum has a “wall of heartthrobs.” Learn the story behind it and get your selfie here.
  • Toodleydoo Toys is a specialty toy store that always has games set out to sample in a table by the front. Grab a selfie with your favorite one. If you miss out altogether, then snap your selfie at the store window. It’s always well dressed.
  • The Vawter Memorial is situated on the grounds of the Johnson County Courthouse. The 1905 bronze sculpture was completed by Rudolf Schwarz. The fountain cost $5000 and was a gift of John T. Vawter. Rudolf Schwarz is known for eighteen different sculptures in outdoor public places that range from two Civil War reliefs outside the Indiana State House to the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Vincennes and Indianapolis (and then some) to the Forrest Monument in Crown Hill Cemetery.
  • Grow your mind. Pop into Wild Geese Bookshop downtown. Not only does the shop look like something out of a Tom Hanks movie, but it is incredibly well-stocked with books and gifts alike. Take a pic with your favorite book or, for extra super double bonus points, snap one with a copy of “Little Indiana.” Get there after closing? Take one on the front stoop. It’s adorable.

Greenwood

  • Cool off and snap a pic at City Center Park, the location of Johnson County’s only splash pad.
  • Take a selfie with the fountain outside of Greenwood Park Mall and try to resist shopping until you drop.
  • Find your favorite sculpture on trails in Greenwood as part of Art on the Trail and share it with the rest of us.
  • The Greenwood Amphitheater is an outdoor music venue you’re going to love. Use it as your selfie backdrop.
  • A local favorite since 1962, Mrs. Curl Ice Cream Shop and Outdoor Cafe means summer. Sure, the name (and owners) have changed a few times over the years, but it’s still the place to go for treats. Get your pic by the umbrella-covered picnic tables. Don’t forget to tag your shot and tell all of us your favorite menu item.
  • Sure, you can golf eighteen holes or use the driving range, but you can also mini golf at Orchard Golf Center. If you do, grab a club and get your selfie.
  • If you love a good chai tea, Strange Brew is the coffee shop to visit. If you don’t, there’s plenty of other goodies available at Greenwood’s oldest (and locally involved) coffee shop. Check out those ice cubes. Fun! Snap your selfie in front of the aquarium. You can’t miss it. It’s enormous!
  • A popular date night or family outing destination, Otte Golf And Family Fun Center has mini golf, batting cages, driving range, and a golf course. Get a hole in one on the mini golf course? That’s where you should snap your pic! If not, get your selfie on over by the lighthouse.
  • Catch mad skillz at the skate park located within Northeast Park.

Hopewell

  • Check out the Hopewell Big Spring Memorial Marker and the stone building constructed there. It is an actual underground spring. The area can get pretty damp and muddy so watch your step. Head to the little building and snap a pic. A settler had big plans for the area back in 1824.

New Whiteland

  • Proctor Park features the Walk of Freedom, that honors the men and women who have served our country, as well as the Pathway of Honor to highlight the fire, police, and emergency responders. Stop a moment and take it all in. Then head to the playground equipment and snap your selfie.
  • An eighteen hole disc golf course, Grassy Creek Disc Golf Course, spans two parks, East Park and West Park. Frisbee lovers should snap a selfie at the hole they did their best! It’s free to play. Open from 6 AM – 10 PM each day.

Trafalgar

  • Park in the little gravel lot and then go for a walk. Relish the scenic views and natural wonders of 109 acres at the Laura Hale Preserve at Blossom Hollow. This time, snap your selfie at the picnic table located on the trail. Find access to the preserve just before the mailbox at 3637 Hougham Road.
  • Take your selfie while lost in the bamboo maze. It’s one of the free activities available at The Apple Works. There is no admission fee. The orchard began in 1989, boasts over sixty apple varieties (many uncommon kinds too), and is a favorite family seasonal destination.

Whiteland

  • The cows aren’t always in the milking parlor at Kelsay Farms but take your selfie here anyway. Bonus points if you can get a cow in it. It’s a family farm that began with a land grant by President Martin Van Buren in 1837. Six generations later, it’s a major seasonal Johnson County destination.
  • Rascal’s Fun Zone has a great photo op with a giant gorilla at the mini golf course. Don’t miss it!
  • Established in 1958, Whiteland Raceway Park is America’s oldest cart track. Going for a drive? You’ll definitely want to capture this one. Your choice.

Share Your Little Indiana County Selfie Stop Trail Shots

Rascals Fun Zone Whiteland Indiana County Selfie Stop Trail

That is a big giant gorilla behind us at Rascals Fun Zone in Whiteland, Indiana. That kid turned 7 that day. Find this and other stops on the Little Indiana County Selfie Stop Trail! A Little Indiana original.

Did you visit many sites in Johnson County? Whatever you can’t make it out to see, save it, and add it to your future Indiana travel plans. 

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #littleINSelfie” so everyone can join in the fun.

Mention Little Indiana on the social network you are using.

Use common sense and never put yourself in danger for a selfie shot–no matter how good it would be. Obey the law and have fun. Little Indiana won’t be held responsible for injury (or worse). Play along at your own risk.

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About the Author:

Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little Indiana.com. More than a website, Little Indiana is a book, "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" (IU Press) awarded first place in the "Best in Indiana Journalism for a Nonfiction Book" by the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Little Indiana is also a bi-monthly newspaper column in a local paper and a PBS segment on the former Emmy award-winning program, "The Weekly Special."

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