Elwood Haynes is the resident that made Jay County famous. An inventor ahead of his time, Elwood designed one of the world's first cars. A mural honoring his innovation can be see in downtown Portland.
Jack Imel is an American singer, dancer, musician, and television producer who is best known for his work on The Lawrence Welk Show. In Jack's hometown of Portland, Indiana, Jack Imel Boulevard is named in his honor.
Born as Kenneth Dollins at Portland, IN. on September 8th, 1901, MacDonald was an American film actor.
Hailing from Portland, IN., where she grew up, White-Arnold went on to become an Olympic Athlete. White-Arnold was a member of the U.S. Archery Team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.
One of Jay County’s most prominent political figures includes James, who was born at Portland, IN. on February 10th, 1910.
Jay County’s own natural resource conservationist, Glasgow was born in Portland, IN.
Born as Thaman Pierce Daily on May 5th, 1911 at Portland, Indiana, he was an American swing music, Dixieland jazz cornetist and valve trombonist.