Quality of Life

Hoosier Hospitality In Adams County

Adams County, Indiana, is nestled in northeast Indiana along the Indiana / Ohio state line. The county was organized in 1836 and chose Decatur as the county seat. Life in Adams County is relaxed living in a safe rural environment.

From the simple life of the Amish families to the small town atmosphere found in our communities, Adams County offers amenities that create a pleasant experience you will enjoy. While many industries and businesses are established in Adams County, we maintain numerous farms throughout the county, some with generations of ownership. The cost of living for Adams County is lower than the metro areas.


  • Public school systems offer New Tech & Early College curriculum
  • Several private grade schools including Lutheran and Catholic faiths
  • Two & four-year degrees available in nearby Fort Wayne

Medical & Hospital

  • Adams Memorial Hospital state of the art facility opened in 2005
  • Oncology Institute added to the campus in 2008
  • A top 100 Critical Access hospital in America




Public Libraries


  • Adams County Park & Recreation system provides numerous activities for all ages
  • Each community enjoys individual parks & green space areas
  • The St. Mary’s & Wabash Rivers flow through the county
  • A 5 mile greenway trail system follows the St. Mary’s River
  • The South Adams Trails are being established between Berne & Geneva
  • Two 18 hole golf courses with beautiful housing along several of the fairways
  • Several hundred acres have been acquired along the Adams/Jay County line for conservation wetland preservation along the Wabash River

Other Attractions

  • Adams County Museum is located in one of Decatur’s historic homes
  • Peace Monument, the first monument in the United States dedicated to peace
  • Every summer the Decatur Sculpture Tour unveils new sculptures in downtown Decatur
  • Elephant Rock, dedicated to author & naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter, who lived in Adams County for many years
  • Geneva is home to the Limberlost , an Indiana State Historic site, the 1895 Queen Anne style log cabin home of Gene Stratton-Porter.
  • The only remaining covered bridge over the Wabash River is in Ceylon & recently received over $400,000 in renovations
  • The City of Berne is well-known for its Swiss heritage & the Swiss Days festival
  • Berne’s Muensterberg Plaza & Clock Tower is a rendition of the Bern, Switzerland clock tower
  • Swiss Heritage Village & Museum is a 22-acre pioneer village depicting the life of Berne’s early Swiss settlers
  • Decatur hosts the Callithumpian Parade in October to celebrate the fall harvest & Halloween
  • It is our goal to not only develop business, but to help the community continue to grow, fostering a better place for all of us to live, work & play.

Contact us at (260) 724-2588 or email