Hebron, Indiana, is a tiny town. It’s only 2 square miles in size. However, Hebron is important to everyone in Northwest Indiana and the Chicago area in many ways – for one thing, Hebron provides this area with some important historical roots. Hebron has been around for a long time — log cabins were built for the first settlement here back in 1849, near the location where Indiana State Road 8 and U.S. 231 intersect today. By 1890, Hebron was officially made a city in the State of Indiana, and within ten years, the town of Hebron had its own Opera House. Hebron grew steadily over time. Shortly after the veterans returned home from World War II, Hebron saw its first subdivision built in the 1950s: Crest Knoll, which sets in the northwest part of Hebron. Today, Hebron has homes in the Brookwood, Fairlane, Ganz, Park Place, and Rivers Edge Subdivisions. The Hebron injury lawyers at Kenneth J. Allen Law Group serve the residents of these communities. With this slow and steady growth, Hebron has remained loyal to its historical character of a small, quaint Midwestern town. Today, the Hebron Main Street Downtown Beautification Project is one of many endeavors that Hebron has undertaken to protect and maintain what the Hebron Historical Society describes as “… the homey, happy, and safe hometown that people miss in today’s living.”
Hebron’s Small Town Sense of Community
People don’t leave Hebron much. In 2012, 3732 people lived in Hebron, Indiana, according to the United States Census and that was up 3.8% in the past decade. Most folks know each other in Hebron. The city’s motto is “A Community Growing Together.” For Hebron, that motto is more than just a catchy phrase. One example: a website has been set up for Hebron entitled “Rebuilding Together Hebron.” It has been set up by a national non-profit organization, Rebuilding Together, which provides local communities with free rehabilitation and repairs to local homes. Volunteers from the town are working together to help their neighbors fix up and beautify their houses and yards and garages through the Rebuilding Together affiliate and donations from local Hebron businesses including 1st Source Bank – Hebron and Anytime Fitness. From the website: Rebuilding Together believes in a safe and healthy home for every person. This means that we believe disabled and aging homeowners should be able to remain in their homes for as long as possible. We believe that homeowners displaced by natural disaster will get back into safe housing with help from the community. We believe that our nation’s veterans with disabilities deserve safe and accessible homes. Rebuilding Together believes we can preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities by providing free home modifications and repairs, making homes safer, more accessible, and more energy efficient.
Fourth of July in Hebron
Each year, one of the major events in Hebron is its Fourth of July Celebration. There is a Parade, a 5K Run/Walk, a Turtle Derby, a Talent Contest, a Car Show, a Tractor, lots of food and fun — and of course, a Fireworks Display held at the Hebron High School grounds. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed due to the wrongful acts of another, then you may have a legal claim for damages as well as the right to justice against the wrongdoer and you are welcomed to contact a Chicagoland and Indiana personal injury lawyer at Kenneth J. Allen Law Group to schedule a free initial legal consultation.