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315 N. Ship Street, Portland, IN  47371 
(260) 726-7890 or fax (260) 726-7317
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Jay County

US. Census Bureau State and County Quick Facts for Jay County

Jay County IN Depth Profile from STATS Indiana

 

 

 

Incorporated January 30, 1836.
County seat:  Portland 

 

Towns in Jay County

BryantPennvilleRedkey
DunkirkPortlandSalamonia

 

Portland

Portland, the seat of Jay County, is located in northeastern Indiana, ten miles from the Ohio state line.  It is approximately midway between Richmond and Fort Wayne on U.S. Highway 27.  

According to the 2000 Census, the population of Portland was 6,437. Portland is the largest town in Jay County.  The town was incorporated June 28, 1836.

City of Portland web site


 

Bryant

Bryant was incorporated in December 1897.  It is located north of Portland on U. S. Highway 27 in Bear Creek Township.    In the 2000 census the population is reported as 272.

 

Redkey

Redkey was incorporated in September 1883.  It is located southwest of Portland on Indiana Highway 1 in Richland Township.  The 2000 census reported a population of 1,427.

 

Salamonia

Salamonia was incorporated October 6, 1876.  It is located southeast of Portland at County Roads 400S and 600E in Madison Township.  The population according to the 2000 census is 158.

 

Dunkirk

Population of the City of Dunkirk is 2,646 according to the 2000 census.  Dunkirk was incorporated in June 1869.  It is located southwest of Portland at the extreme western edge of the county on Indiana Highway 167 in Richland Township.  

City of Dunkirk residents are served by the Dunkirk Public Library.  Cardholders may apply for reciprocal borrowing privileges at Jay County Public Library.

Pennville

The community was incorporated as Camden in 1854, and the name was changed to Pennville in 1892.  The 2000 census reported a population of 706.  It is located northwest of Portland on Indiana Highway 1 in Penn Township.

Pennville and Penn Township residents are served by the Pennville Public Library.   Cardholders may apply for reciprocal borrowing privileges at Jay County Public LIbrary.

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Historical Organizations

Jay County Historical Society Museum

903 E Main St
Portland IN 47371
260-726-7168

 

Headwaters Heritage, Inc.

451 S 300 W
Portland IN 47371
260-726-9871

 

Museum of the Soldier

521 E. Arch St
Portland IN 47371
260-726-2575
 

Dunkirk Glass Museum

127 W Washington St
Dunkirk IN 47336
765-768-6872

Open May 1 - October 31

 

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Links to other community organizations 

Agencies and Organizations

Arts PlaceJay-Randolph Developmental Services
Dunkirk City Public Library John Jay Center for Learning
Jay Community CenterLimberlost State Historic Site
Jay County Chamber of Commerce     see also Gene Stratton Porter
Jay County Development CorporationMuseum of the Soldier
Jay County Genealogy Society National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture
Jay County Historical SocietyThe Political Graveyard
Jay County HospitalThe Portland Foundation

Jay County Visitor and Tourism Bureau

Tri-State Gas Engine & Tractor Association, Inc.
Jay School CorporationUnited Way of Jay County
 Youth Service Bureau of Jay County, Inc.

Local Media

The Commercial Review  (local newspaper)WPGW Radio

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Area Libraries

Jay County Adams CountyBlackford County
Delaware CountyRandolph CountyWells County
Other Area LibrariesPublic libraries in IndianaIndiana State Library

 

Public Libraries in Jay County  Updated 1/2010


Dunkirk Public Library 

127 West Washington St.
Dunkirk IN 47336
765-768-6872 (voice)
765-768-6895 (fax)

Hours:
Monday & Thursday - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday - 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Serves the City of Dunkirk and the Shadyside neighborhood

Member of Evergreen Indiana Consortium

Jay County Public Library patron with full privileges may check out with Evergreen card.

 

Jay County Public Library

315 North Ship Street
Portland IN 47371
260-726-7890
Fax 260-726-7317

Hours:
Monday thru Friday - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Serves Jay County less Dunkirk, Pennville, and Penn Township

Member of Evergreen Indiana Consortium

 

Pennville-Penn Township Public Library

195 North Union Street
P.O. Box 206
Pennville IN 47369
260-731-3333

Hours:
Tuesday thru Thursday - 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Serves Pennville and Penn Township

Reciprocal agreement with Jay County Public Library.  Borrowers may show Jay County Public Library  card and ID to apply for card.

 

Public Libraries in Adams County

Berne Public Library

166 North Sprunger
Berne IN 46711-1595
260-589-2809

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday – 12 to 8 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

(serves Berne only)

Jay County Public Library patron requires PLAC to check out.

 

Decatur Public Library  (Adams Public Library)

128 South 3rd St
Decatur IN 46733-1691
260-724-2605

Hours:
Monday thru Wednesday – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday & Friday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday - (during the school year only )1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Member of Evergreen Indiana Consortium

Jay County Public Library patron with full privileges may check out with Evergreen card.

 

Geneva Public Library (Adams Public Library)

305 East Line Street
P.O. Box 189
Geneva IN 46740-0189
260-368-7270

Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday  1 to 5 p.m.
Thursday – 1 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. to noon

(serves Geneva and Wabash, Hartford and Jefferson Townships)

Member of Evergreen Indiana Consortium

Jay County Public Library patron with full privileges may check out with Evergreen card.

 

Public Libraries in Blackford County

Hartford City Public Library  

314 North High St
Hartford City IN 47348-2143
765-348-1720

Hours:
Monday thru Thursday – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (May - Aug close at 7:00 p.m.)
Friday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (May - Aug close at 5:30 p.m.)
Saturday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (May - Aug close at 2:00 p.m.)

Serves Hartford City, Shamrock Lakes -and-Licking Township

Member of Evergreen Indiana Consortium

Jay County Public Library patron with full privileges may check out with Evergreen card.

 

Montpelier-Harrison Township Public Library  

301 South Main Street
Montpelier IN 47359-1428
765-728-5969

Hours:
Monday thru Thursday – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Serves Montpelier -and- Harrison Township

Jay County Public Library patron requires  PLAC to check out materials.

 

Public Libraries in Delaware County

Muncie-Center Township Public Library  
Serves Muncie and Center Township

Administrative Offices
2005 S. High Street
Muncie, IN
765-747-8201

Carnegie Library
301 East Jackson Street, Muncie IN 47305
765-747-8206
Hours:
Monday thru Thursday – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 

See web site for other branches and services information.

NOTE: Many areas in Delaware County do not have tax-supported library service. Albany and Daleville have privately-funded libraries available to the public. Anyone residing outside Muncie and Center Township who wishes to have borrowing privileges at JCPL will need to purchase a non-resident card.)

Jay County Public Library patron requires PLAC to check out.

 

Public Libraries in Randolph County 

Farmland Public Library

116 South Main St
P.O. Box 189
Farmland 47340-0189
765-468-7292

Hours:
Monday and Saturday –9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday – 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Serves Farmland -and- Green, Monroe, Stoney Creek and Union Townships

Jay County Public Library patron requires PLAC to check out

 

Ridgeville Pubic Library

308 N Walnut St
P.O. Box 63
Ridgeville IN 47380-0063
765-857-2025

Hours:
Tuesday – 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday – 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Serves Ridgeville -and- Franklin Township

Reciprocal agreement with Jay County Public Library.  Borrowers may show Jay County Public Library  card and ID to apply for card.


Union City Public Library

408 North Columbia Street
Union City IN 47390-1404
765-964-4748

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Serves Union City -and- Jackson and Wayne Townships

Jay County Public Library patron with full privileges may check out with Evergreen card.

 


Washington Township Public Library

106 North Main St
P.O. Box 127
Lynn IN 47355-0127
765-874-1488

Hours:
Monday thru Friday – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Serves Lynn -and- Washington and Green Fork Townships

Member of Evergreen Indiana Consortium

Jay County Public Library patron with full privileges may check out with Evergreen card.

 

 


Winchester Community Library

125 North East Street
Winchester IN 47394-1698
765-584-4824

Hours:
Monday thru Thursday – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Serves Winchester -and- Ward and White River Townships

Member of Evergreen Indiana Consortium

Jay County Public Library patron with full privileges may check out with Evergreen card.


Wells County Public Libraries

Wells County Public Library

200 West Washington St
Bluffton IN 46714-1999
260-824-1612

Hours:
Monday thru Thursday – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.       (summer Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon)

See web site for other branch information.

Jay County Public Library patron requires PLAC to check out

 

Other Area Libraries

Ft. Recovery Public Library
(no reciprocal privileges; Ohio residents would need to purchase non-resident card at JCPL)

113 N Wayne St
P.O. Box 309
Ft. Recovery OH 45846
419-375-2869

Monday, Wednesday – 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday – Closed
Friday – 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday -- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Ball State University Libraries

Ball State University
2000 University Avenue
Muncie IN 47306
765-285-5143

Location of Bracken (main library): McKinley Avenue behind Emens Auditorium

Hours: available through Internet (reflects changes for vacations, branches)

 

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