Grant County

414.90 sq mi
159/sq mi
County Seat


James Dean Festival
Mississinewa 1812
Walkway of Lights

Top Employers

General Motors
Walmart Distribution Center
Indiana Wesleyan University
Marion General Hospital
VA Northern Indiana Health Care System

Notable Residents

Jim Davis
Creator of Garfield
James Dean


Grant County is the birthplace of Hollywood icon and legend, James Dean.

For decades, Marion has been called the “Christmas City” for its renowned annual Walkway of Lights display.

Mississinewa 1812 is the largest War of 1812 living history event in the United States.

Get to know Grant County

Mikayla Mirazzi with mug of coffee
Ambassador: Mikalya Mirazzi

Originally from BC, Canada, Mikayla Marazzi moved to Indiana to play collegiate tennis—and she never expected to stay in Indiana. After her graduation, Mikayla re-routed her plans to put down roots in Indiana—and has now called Grant County home for eight years. Mikayla is passionate about joining community, creating community, exploring community, and trying to innovate new pockets of community and facilitating connections amongst people.

Visiting Grant County? You should check out The Cardinal Greenway. The Greenway is a beautiful trail system that goes from one end of Grant County to the other, and is part of an entire 62-mile trail system that is actually the largest trail in Grant County. It’s perfect for biking, running, walking, and even rollerblading!