Lafayette, IN
  • 69,288 Population
  • 27 Square Miles
  • 3854 Businesses

A Fun Fact About
Lafayette, IN

Lafayette was the site of the first official air mail delivery in the United States, which took place on August 17, 1859 when John Wise piloted a balloon from Lafayette’s courthouse on the way to New York. Weather forced the balloon down in Indiana, and the trip was completed by train. In 1959, the U.S. Postal Service issued a 7 cent airmail stamp commemorating the event.

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