Orland, the oldest town in Steuben county, is located in northeast Indiana and was first settled in 1834 by John Stocker from Vermont.
As more Vermonters followed the Vistula Trail across Ohio and into Indiana, the local area that developed along The Vistula Trail was called "The Vermont Settlement". (Vermont Settlement Festival is still celebrated during the last weekend in July)
In 1838 the Town of Orland was established. Early westward traveling settlers were drawn to fertile prairie land, Fawn River and lakes which continue to attract visitors today.