City of Garrett

Population: 6,364

Platted in 1876 and named after John W. Garrett (1820-1884), president of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (1858-1884).  The current downtown revitalization project enhances & builds upon this heritage with new sidewalks &  lighting.

Conveniently Located

Located between two major four-lane north and south bound highways (I-69 & SR 3); SR 327 runs through Garrett. City of Garrett is approximately 28 miles from the Indiana toll road.


Garrett-Keyser Butler School Corporation includes J.E. Ober Elementary school, Garrett Middle school, & Garrett High  school. St. Joe Elementary offers private education. Garrett High School celebrated with a dedication  ceremony in 2012 for their new building.


Elected officials serve a four year term including mayor, five city council members, city planner, city  attorney, & clerk treasurer.

Emergency Services

Garrett Police Chief presently oversees full-time officers, part time officers, & reserve officers with canines. 

Garrett Fire Department serves Garrett, Altona, & Keyser township. Garrett joined Auburn & Waterloo in a  new dispatch program county-wide.


CSX rail runs a rail switching yard & terminal (New York to Chicago east-west) through Garrett. Norfolk Southern also operates a rail line ten miles east of Garrett.


Water, sewage, & electricity services are provided by City of Garrett. Natural gas is provided by NIPSCO.


Garrett Public Library serves area with the new 6,500 SF expansion (December 2015).

Heritage Festival Annual every 3rd and 4th of July. Festival has crafts, foods, games, and parade and dates back to early 1800's. Fieck Park with community pool, baseball diamonds, basketball courts and much more.

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