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Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site

A golf-cart friendly, lake community

Happy Holidays


​​​Rome City, Indiana 

is a beautiful & welcoming  community located on famous

Sylvan Lake Indiana




​​Happy New Year 2019

Lovely photo contributed by Roberta Stone


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Rome City is home to the Gene Stratton-Porter State Museum and Historic site 

Welcome residents and visitors!

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 The small town of Rome City, Indiana is a tourist destination and a wonderful lake community nestled perfectly in northeast Indiana, Noble County and Orange township. Our inviting golf cart-friendly community offers beautiful views and homes for over of 1600 residents on and around beautiful  Sylvan Lake and attracts visitors year round to our many tourist attractions.


Sylvan Lake Indiana is a SKI LAKE, an all-season lake with a wonderful public access and boat launch site,  16-miles of beautiful shoreline, great fishing, and our famous "Big Island" complete with scenic island nature trails, island church services & a public island boat dock.  



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May - Town-wide garage sale

June - FREE Boater's safety class, bingo hall 

July - Lyrics concert, Lakeside Park, Sylvan

July - Fireworks on Sylvan Lake

July - BBQ chix, RC American Legion 11AM

July - POKER RUN on Sylvan lake

July - Lyrics at the lake concert, Sylvan 

Aug  Town-wide garage sale​​

Aug Chautauqua Days Festival!

Sep - Chili cook-off 

​​Oct  Trick/Treat

November - Lakeside Holiday events



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View Rome City's budget & annual report,
 please refer to link here.



Enjoy our wonderful lake community and small town of Rome City, Indiana

Looking forward to another great year in 2019.
"Thank you to all of you who entrusted us with the management of governmental and community affairs. We are always honored to be at your service."

-- Staff and employees of Rome City, Indiana


​​Annual Events​
All-season lake, Ski Lake photo, Sylvan Lake Indiana
Sylvan lake in Winter, Town of Rome City
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Community Text Info

The town of Rome City and Sylvan Lake hosts the second home to renowned author and nature photographer, Gene Stratton-Porter. Take a tour of the beautiful 150-acres state museum and historic site featuring formal gardens, woods, an abundance of nature, and Gene Stratton-Porter's restored lakefront cabin on  Sylvan Lake.​​