Starke County is the home of Knox, the county seat and the home of the Starke County Courthouse, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Starke County was named after General John Stark, a hero in the Revolutionary War, who tended to add a flourish to his signature that many mistook for an additional e at the end of his last name. On the northwest, the county is bounded by the Kankakee River. The Yellow River, which runs through Knox, empties into the Kankakee River. Lew Wallace took up residence along the Kankakee River in Starke County and wrote Ben-Hur: A Tale of Christ. The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum in North Judson is a popular destination for fans of the bygone era of railroading.
Below are a list of trails and routes in Starke County.