Population: 180

Originally known as the ‘DeMoss Settlement’, after one of the area’s first settlers, Monterey was officially platted as ‘Buena Vista’ in 1849. This name remained until the establishment of the post office, in 1852, when it was discovered that there was already a Buena Vista Post Office in southern Indiana. The name was promptly changed to ‘Monterey’, in honor of the war-famed Monterrey in Mexico. By 1920, the population of Monterey had peaked at 304.

Today, the population of Monterey stands at slightly above 200. Monterey is home to the headquarters of the First National Bank of Monterey, a Township Library, a hardware store, a tavern, a post office, and a health clinic.

Monterey Town Hall
7033 North Walnut Street
P.O. Box 117
Monterey, Indiana 46960

Linda McCune, Clerk-Treasurer
574.542.2455 (Office)
574.542.2466 (Facsimile)

Town Council
Doug Denton, President
Aaron Gilley
Josh Stacy

The Monterey Town Council meets in the town hall on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. E.T.