A Little History Of Porter County
This county bears the name of Commodore David
Porter, of the United States Navy. The surface of the county is gently
About one fourth of the county was originally timbered with oak,
walnut, poplar, pine, maple, butternut and beech;
one third is oak openings, and the remnants prairie and bottom land.
Except near Lake Michigan and the marshes of Kankakee, the general
character of the soil is good, and best adapted to wheat oats, corn, and grazing.
county seat, is located in the center of the county.
It has good railroad facilities, a growing commerce flourishing
educational institutions, and a general prosperity.
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