Walkerton was named by an Indiana University report as one of Indiana’s ten fastest growing towns in the period from 1990 to 1994, growing by 44.6%.
Walkerton has a police force, fire department, and ambulance service to South Bend, LaPorte, or Plymouth where hospitals are located. It owns its municipal electric and water distribution system with adequate supply to serve any needs. Five people constitute the police and fire radio control center on a 24-hour-a-day basis.
Recreation and activities
The Walkerton Park and Recreation Department offers many youth and adult programs. The John Glenn School Corporation also offers recreational facilities in addition to its educational programs. Each year, the Walkerton Parks Department sponsors one of Northern Indiana’s largest fireworks display for Independence Day.
Walkerton is an incorporated Town governed by a five-member Town Council.
The fire insurance rating for the Town of Walkerton is 6.
Walkerton was named for James H. Walker, a LaPorte banker who in 1856 built the Cincinnati, Peru, and Chicago Railroad.