Welcome/About Us


Come to Shelby County and surround yourself with the charm of a classic midwestern towns. Discover downtown Shelbyville where friendly shopkeepers and restaurant owners make you feel welcome - and like one of the family. Where streets are lined with trees and buildings from a century ago - and lovingly preserved. Many of the older homes along Washington, Broadway and Mechanic streets were built during Shelbyville’s furniture manufacturing heyday - you won’t find more beautiful residential architecture anywhere in the Midwest.

Nestled throughout the countryside of Shelby County are many quaint towns. Fairland, Boggstown and Pleasant View are in the northwestern portion of the county - and feature everything from orchards, restaurants and a new winery. One of the states oldest gristmills is nestled near the town of Boggstown. The Red Mills was built in 1821, and was renowned for its superior flour and milled corn products. Settlers and Indians alike frequented the mill for their flour and meal needs. The Links Golf Course, in Pleasant View, also offers 18 holes of beautiful golfing. Morristown, in the northeastern Shelby County, has a flavor all its own. Dine at one of many restaurants, or shop the fun downtown shops. The Kopper Kettle Inn has been serving up delicacies to patrons since 1860. This fine-dining establishment has been host to many national and international dignitaries throughout the decades. The last weekend in July is a bustling time in Morristown, as the town hosts Derby Days - one of the regions last remaining festivals dedicated to soap box derby racing!

Founded in 1821, and named after Isaac Shelby, Kentucky’s first governor, Shelby County offers ammenities for every member of the family. Quaint shops, antiquing, bookstores, arts and entertainment and outdoor fun are here and waiting for you!

We are centrally located and easy to get to from virtually anywhere! Whether you’re coming from Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Lousiville, Chicago or anywhere else in the U.S - you’ll find Shelby County a fun place to relax, unwind and enjoy.

Families and individuals are encouraged to visit the Porter Visitor’s Center. This historic Center is home to Shelby County Tourism and Visitors Bureau, along with The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Mainstreet Shelbyville.

Come see for yourself – why “It’s All About Shelby County! We look forward to seeing you soon!


Shelby County Tourism and Visitors Bureau, 501 North Harrison Street, Suite C
PH: 888-303-0244 | 317-398-9623   FAX: 317-392-3901