Harrison County became a 1 Gigabyte Community in 2018 a year ahead of schedule, completing the high-speed internet fiber backbone project that features 550 miles of high-speed cable throughout the county.
Historic downtown Corydon has seen progress with Stellar Communities projects bringing in additional market-rate apartments, as well as businesses and dining options. Examples include the completion of the 45-unit Corydon School Senior Lofts and rehabilitation of the historic Emmett Beanblossom and JJ Bulleit buildings. At the Lanesville Business Park, eight miles east of Corydon, the J.C. Moag glass fabrication corporation will soon relocate there from Jeffersonville. New infrastructure will be in place with the Lanesville Connector Road project.
For outdoor adventurists, there’s the 3-mile Indian Creek Trail from downtown Corydon to the Hayswood Nature Reserve. For tourists who prefer virtual spelunking instead of visiting the 600 known caves in the county, the Harrison County Discover Center in Corydon offers cave-crawling simulations, along with other interactive galleries and exhibits.
County Seat: Corydon; Eva North, town council president; townofcorydon.com
Estimated 2019 population: 40,350
No. of households: 14,693
Median household income: $53,897
Harrison County Chamber of Commerce: Lisa Long, president; harrisonchamber.org
Harrison County Economic Development Corporation: Darrell Voelker, executive director; hcedcindiana.org
Harrison County CVB: Jeremy Yackle, executive director; thisisindiana.org
County Commissioners: Charlie Crawford, Kenny Saulman, Jim Heitkemper; harrisoncounty.in.gov