Delphi

More information can be found at the City of Delphi website where you can also find out recent news from the city council.

The City of Delphi

The City of Delphi is the county seat and only city in Carroll County and is governed by the Mayor, 5-member City Council and a 3-member Board of Public Works and Safety. The Delphi Clerk-Treasurer is responsible for the day-to-day operations within City Hall.

Delphi is home to the Delphi Community School Corporation, a large network of parks and trails, numerous businesses, and a replica canal boat on the Wabash & Erie Canal. In Delphi's earliest days, it was known for its large pork-packing business, and now it hosts the county's largest employer Indiana Packers Corporation, just south of the city.

Delphi's history has been greatly influenced by various forms of transportation. It is on the Wabash River and Deer Creek--both important waterways. The first state highway from from Terre Haute to Fort Wayne was routed through Delphi in 1828. Stagecoach and mail routes came through Delphi. The Wabash & Erie Canal also had a big influence on all aspects of life in Delphi. The Canal Era ended with the arrival of the railroads. Later on the electric Interurban rail service connected Delphi to points east and west.

Delphi's downtown has many three-story historic business buildings, including some on the National Register of Historic Places. Residential areas also include many fine historic homes. Both business and residential architecture and construction were influenced by the relative wealth during the Canal era from the 1830s to the 1870s.

The Wabash & Erie Canal Park and Interpretive Center celebrate the role that the Canal played in opening Indiana and the West to settlement and the ensuing economic development. Another attraction is the Delphi Opera House which has been completely renovated and open since October 2015. For complete information, visit their website Delphi Opera House.

 Town Sector  Quick Stats
Roadways Interstate 65 - 18 miles
U.S. 421 - 7 miles
Indiana 218 - in Camden
Indiana 75 - in Camden
Rail Norfolk & Southern Railroad
Air Purdue University - 31 miles
Indianapolis INTL - 64 miles
Delphi Municipal - 11 miles
Flora Municipal - 6 miles
White County - 11 miles
Utilities Electric - Duke Energy
Natural Gas - NIPSCO
Sanitation - Delphi Sewage Treatment Plant
Water - Delphi Water Works
Population Census Year 2000 - 3,015
2010 - 2,893
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