Crown Point is a city in and the county seat of Lake County, Indiana, United States. Because of its location, Crown Point is known as the center of Lake County. The charming and historic town of Crown Point, Indiana, is a small, vibrant attraction in the northernmost parts of the state. Believed to be Indiana's first major auto race, the Cobe Cup remains an annual event for Crown Point, Indiana.
Many famous people came to Crown Point to get married, including Tom Mix, Rudolph Valentino, Cassius Clay, and the patriarch of Jackson 5, Joseph Jackson. If you visit Crown Point between May and October, take time to visit the museum located on the second floor of the Old Lake Courthouse. These plans are known as the Broadway Habitable Plan, which aims to allow easy travel by public transportation between Gary, Merrillville and Crown Point and to encourage transit-oriented development in each center. Many famous people came to Crown Point to get married, including Tom Mix, Rudolph Valentino, Cassius Clay, and Jackson 5 patriarch Joseph Jackson and his wives.
While not a very encouraging development, Dillinger's infamous escape occurred in Crown Point's own prison in 1934.In addition to these man-made attractions, Crown Point is surrounded by lush forests and bodies of water that nature lovers will enjoy. Just east of the city center, Crown Point Parks and Recreation maintains a gigantic complex that serves as the area's mecca for sports and events. South of Crown Point is the sprawling Lake County Fairgrounds, which features beautiful brick display buildings, a historic grandstand, a fishing lake, a covered bridge, wooded hills and winding trails. If the sports facilities at Lemon Lake County Park aren't enough for you, visit the vast Crown Point sports complex.
The Crown Point Community School Corporation serves Crown Point residents who live in Center Township. Because Crown Point did not have a waiting period for marriage licenses, the city became a popular place for couples to get married; it became known as Marriage Mill. Many famous people came to Crown Point to get married, including Tom Mix, Rudolph Valentino, Cassius Clay and Jackson 5.For decades, Crown Point was known as Marriage Mill, due to the rapid delivery of marriage licenses, and many famous people such as Cassius Clay, Rudolph Valentino, Colleen Moore and Tom Mix came to this same room to obtain their license. It later became known as Marriage Mill, since Crown Point did not require a waiting period for marriage licenses.
Its southern terminal is located at Crown Point, with a small park that marks the starting point of the greenway.