ⓘ Utica, Indiana

                                     

ⓘ Utica, Indiana

From 1794 to 1825, Utica was a popular ferry crossing, as ferry crossings were considered too dangerous at Jeffersonville, due to inexperienced ferry operators and the Falls of the Ohio. James Noble Wood, the founder of Utica, was the first ferryman in the area, and he served as one of only a handful of territorial judges in "Indian Territory" during this period.

After the flood in 1997, Utica grew because it was needed to strengthen its building, planning and zoning laws in order to obtain Federal emergency FEMA and the Indiana DNR restoration funds. However, Utica is unlikely that much more growth in connection with being surrounded by the port of Indiana – Jeffersonville, the new I-265 bridge over the Ohio river in Utica completion in late 2016, and the river ridge Commerce center.