Jennings County

Dearborn County

Jennings County was organized in 1816 and was named after Indiana’s first Governor, Jonathan Jennings. The earliest settlers were drawn to Jennings County for its fertile farmland and scenic beauty that were a result of the Muscatatuck River and its many tributaries. Present day Vernon, the county seat of Jennings County, was for many years was the only town in Indiana with a Mayor.

North Vernon developed into the County’s commercial center due to the junction of three railroads through the city. Another notable feature of Jennings County is the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC). Consisting of 68 buildings on 800 acres, into the MUTC is currently used to train civilian first responders, Foreign Service Institute personnel, joint civilian/military response operations, and military urban warfare. The center offers users a globally unique, urban and rural, multi-domain operating environment that is recognized as the Department of Defense’s largest urban training facility serving those who work to defend the homeland.

County

Leaders

County Commissioners:

Matt Sporleder, President
mattsporleder@jcsc.org
812-592-5408

Robert Willhite, Vice-President
commissionerwillhite@aol.com
812-873-6818

Shane Boswell
ssboswell@frontier.com
812-873-6120

 

Contact Information

200 East Brown Street
Vernon, Indiana 47282

Commissioners Home | Jennings County Government

 

North Vernon

Leaders

Mike Ochs, Mayor
Mayor@northvernon-in.gov

City Council

Jack Kelley, District 1
jackkelley5858@yahoo.com

Trent Wisner, District 2

Baron Wilder, District 3
baronwilder43@gmail.com

Andrew Klescht, District 4
andrewklescht@hotmail.com

Jerry Lamb, At-Large
jerryalamb@yahoo.com

 

Contact Information

City of North Vernon
143 E. Walnut Street
North Vernon, In 47265   
Ph: 812.346.3789 
Fax: 812.346.8145

North Vernon-Office of the Mayor

North Vernon-City Council

Town of Vernon

Leaders

Dr. Wayne Zamora, Mayor

Mary Jo Bender, Clerk Treasurer
812.346.7438

Office hours: Tuesday & Thursday
3 PM to 5 PM