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About Morocco, Indiana

If you are looking for a small-town living with world-class amenities nearby, you may have found it in Morocco, Indiana!  Morocco was founded in 1851 and is believed to be named after a traveler's red Moroccan boots.  Morocco is located just west of the intersection of US 41 and Indiana 114. We are located about 70 miles from Chicago and 115 miles from Indianapolis.  Purdue University is 50 miles south and Indiana University Northwest is 50 miles to the north.  All of these amenities are easily accessed by either Interstate 65 or US 41. ​Let us tell you about our town and all we offer for those who live, work, and learn here. Keep scrolling to learn more.

Things to See And Do

Our region attracts more than 50 million tourists annually. See why people visit, on our 

destinations page. And keep tabs on our community events and celebrations at our events page.

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Nearest Hospitals:

Franciscan Health Rensselaer

Rensselaer, Indiana (17 Miles)

Franciscan Health Crown Point

Crown Point, Indiana (35 Miles)

Franciscan Health Lafayette E.

Lafayette, Indiana (57 Miles)

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Town of Morocco

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Morocco is a part of Newton County, located in Northwest Indiana: a thriving, bustling region located on the South Shore of Lake Michigan and within close proximity to Chicago. The region attracts more than 50 million tourists a year to its world-class amenities. Manufacturing remains strong, with everything from gummy bears to jet engine parts being made, providing jobs to many of Northwest Indiana’s residents.

Newton County Economic Development Commission

Connect with our county's economic development commission. There is no better time to take advantage of the great opportunities for new and existing businesses in Newton County!

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Newton County Business Center (Co-Work Space)

We are proud that the Newton County Business Center is located in downtown Morocco! Check out this beautifully renovated private office and co-working spaces at affordable rates!

Area Business & Organization Directory

We couldn't be more proud of our homegrown, Morocco businesses and organizations! And, we also include organizations outside of our immediate town because together, we are stronger!

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Local Jobs Board COMING SOON

Sponsored by the Newton County Economic Development Commission: Newton County organizations will have free access to list job openings, and share them here, and across our county!

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PreK - 12

Local Preschool:
Morocco Cooperative Preschool

203 S Clay St

Morocco, IN 47963

North Newton County School Corporation

Located in the northern part of Newton County, Indiana, North Newton School Corporation is a corporation that will put students first in every decision!

Morocco Elementary

Grades K-6
310 S Lincoln St

Morocco, IN 47963

North Newton Jr/Sr High

Grades 7-12

1641 W 250 N

Morocco, IN 47963

Colleges & Universities

There are great opportunities for higher education / adult learning near Morocco, Indiana.
"Big10" Purdue University (Northwest and West Lafayette Campuses), Indiana University Northwest, and Ivy Tech Lafayette are all only between 53-63 minutes away!

Using the button below, check out a map of other area colleges and universities.

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