The City of Connersville, Est 1813 is among the oldest cities in Indiana, a center of manufacturing, agriculture, retail and health care. Its location along the Whitewater River has made camping, fishing, kayaking some of the favored pastimes of the region. The Whitewater Valley Railroad continues to provide an outside link and a connection between it and Metamora, Indiana. Its residents have always felt a strong sense of community and are strong supporters of the High School sports teams, known as the Spartans. It also boasts an Amtrak rail station which runs services three times a week to locations such as Chicago, Cincinnati, and even as far as New York City.