Tippecanoe has a rich history from the Native Americans to French occupation and the building of Fort Ouiatenon, Brittish occupation, and finally becoming a part of the United States of America. Tippecanoe County is known for its county seat, Lafayette, Purdue University, and the Battle of Tippecanoe. The Wabash River runs through Lafayette on its way to form the western border of the state on its way to join the Ohio River. Lafayette is the site of the first official airmail delivery in the nation, delivered by hot air balloon. In 1811, Governor William Henry Harrison’s forces were attacked in the early morning as he approached Prophetstown in the Battle of Tippecanoe. When he ran for president years later, his campaign included the slogan, “Tippecanoe and Tyler Too!”
Below are a list of trails and routes in Tippecanoe County.