Fayette County

Alquina  |  Connersville
Everton |  Falmouth

215.16 sq mi
113/sq mi
County Seat


Polar Express

Top Employers

Reid Health Connersville
Walmart Supercenter
Kenley Corp
Fayette County Schools

Notable Residents

Howard Garns
Creator of Sodoku


In the early 20th century, the town became known as "Little Detroit" because of its importance to the automobile industry.

In 1898, Stant was founded in Connersville, and became the world's largest producer of piano tuning pins.

In 1906, the earliest known high school band in the country was formed at Connersville High School.

Get to know Fayette County

Ambassador: Brian Durham

Brian graduated from Connersville High School in 2009 and later attended Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana. Upon graduating, he moved to Montana to be a full-time news reporter and part-time cowboy. He later moved east of Cincinnati where he worked for Civitas Media as editor of 3 weekly newspapers covering Southwest Ohio. He moved back to Fayette County in 2016 to be closer to family. He worked for the Indiana National Guard as part of the education team at Indiana Youth ChalleNGe Academy and served in the Indiana Guard Reserve as a corporal. Currently, he resides in Connersville with his wife, Hannah, and daughter, June and is the executive director for the Connersville Chamber of Commerce.

Visiting Fayette County? There are so many wonderful places in Fayette County, I think it’s hard to choose just one. But if I could pick a place where I had unlimited amounts of time to spend, it would be the Whitewater Valley Railroad. I am not mechanically inclined to say the least, but being a car host on the railroad is one of my favorite things to do. I love sharing stories about the Valley and the importance both rail and the canal played into the development of “Little Detroit.”