On October 31st of 1834, Solon Robinson and
his family become first settlers to an area that later became Crown
Point. Robinson funded the first county courthouse, which was built
in the summer of 1837 and cost $500.
Crown Point has several historic
claims-to-fame. It hosted the Cobe Cup Car Race (a precursor to
the Indianapolis 500), which was won by Louis Chevrolet. Also, the
Lake County Courthouse became a well-known "marriage
mill," uniting record-breaking numbers of couples and famous
couples such as Rudolph Valentino and Winifred DeWolfe.
Over the years, Crown Point has done well to preserve its small town
heritage through it preservation of its courthouse and historic
homes. Yet Crown Point continues to expand through commercial,
industrial and residential development.