Local Community

The Lafayette "community" is comprised of two cities separated by the Wabash River. Lafayette is larger and more diverse and West Lafayette is where Purdue University is located.

Here are some important sites that help new comers get around and learn more about our local community.

City History

Mr. Digby platted the city of Lafayette on a grid system in 1825 and it extended from the river to what is now 6th Street and North Street to South Street. Within a few years, the settlers had cleared the area from the river to the public square and about a block to the north and south. Learn more Lafayette / West Lafayette history.