Welcome to Dayton!

Our small-town values and city services combine to make Dayton, Indiana a desirable place to live. We are located an hour north of Indianapolis and two hours south of Chicago.

Interstate 65 is east of our western border, and the cities of Lafayette and West Lafayette, home to Purdue University, are just a few miles away. Hundreds of shops and restaurants are within ten miles via 4-lane state highways.

No, we do not have a stop light. We do have a wonderful elementary school and two churches and small businesses. We have a history that spans 190 years. We have water and sewer services to every residence. Cable services, including fiber to home, are available throughout the town.

Join us for our meetings at the Town Hall, usually held on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm, when the elected members of the town council act on behalf of our residents.

Talk of the Town

SR 38  Road Construction

The patch and rehabilitation of State Road 38 is supported by various taxes paid to Federal, state, and county departments. The projects is an initiative of the National Highway Performance Program (NHPP)  and administered by the Crawfordsville district office of the Indiana Department of Transportation. The preservation project will follow R3/R4 standards found in the INDOT Indiana Design Manual.

Leaf Pick-Up

Review the guidelines and sign up for alerts. Scheduled leaf pick-up dates are:

  • Tuesday, 10/23/2018
  • Tuesday, 11/6/2018
  • Tuesday, 11/20/2018
  • Tuesday, 12/4/2018

Dates subject to change based on weather

Shady Lane Preliminary Engineering Report

The report from VS Engineering is now available in the Reports section. There are two documents:
1. Shady Lane Preliminary Engineering Report.pdf
2. Shady Lane PER Appendix.pdf.

No action, if any, has been determined. Note that at least half of the Shady Lane residents have spoken against Alternate 1.3 in Study Area 1 and Alternate 2.2 in Study Area 2.