Indiana is not tropical or filled with many beaches, so it might be overlooked as a place to visit on vacation until one learns about Angola vacation rentals and the American history of the town. Angola, Indiana is located in the upper northeast section of the state and the county seat for Steuben County. It is home to several Angola cottages and larger Angola house rentals, as well as Trine University and historical brick buildings.
The land Angola vacation rentals is on was once hunting grounds for the Potawatomi and Miami Indian tribes. Pioneers began to settle in the area during the mid-1800s. The small settlement grew because of the public square that became one of the most popular trading destinations for Indians and farmers. The main draws to Angola cottages and the much larger Angola house rentals are the 101 lakes. Angola is Indiana’s premiere lake resort region, especially those near Pokagon State Park. The park and lakes provide a place for waterskiing, diving, boating, fishing, swimming and sunbathing.
Sites of interest around Angola cottages include Steuben County Courthouse and the Tri-State University. The courthouse was built in 1868 to resemble Boston’s Faneuil Hall. In fact, it is an exact replica of the Boston House, with its façade, brick and interior design. The courthouse is still in use as a tourist site with artifacts and displays discussing the early history of the area.
Historically, the most important structure around Angola house rentals is the Civil War Monument called the Mound or Circle by locals. This monument was constructed in 1917 by E.M. Heltzer. There are four statues with branches for military and peace. As visitors head to their Angola vacation rentals from downtown, the monument is easy to spot.