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Our History

O​rland is recognized as the first settlement in Steuben County, populated by immigrants from Vermont and originally known as Vermont Settlement. Each year in late July, Orland celebrates this heritage with the Vermont Settlement Festival. Orland was settled in 1834 after a Vermont man named John Stocker had gone prospecting for his family and the families of his neighbors. Stocker chose this particular piece of land because of the rich burr-oak openings he found. Pioneers coming from Windham County, Vermont arrived shortly thereafter and built a Baptist church. The town established a post office in 1837.


           A quiet and quaint place to live. 

          You are going to love it here!

We are ready to serve your needs.

Orland Waterworks 

Orland Police 


Orland Town Council 

Orland Chamber of Commerce

Orland Parks and Recreation

• Small Town Living • Safe • Clean • Friendly • 

 Orland Town Hall & Police Dept.
6035 N SR 327
PO Box 445

Orland, IN 46776

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Joyce Public Library

Our Parks:

Orland Town Park- Our Town Park is located on North State Road 327 and beautifully situated by the Fawn River. 

  • Beautiful 15 acre park
  • 5 Pavilions and a Stage available for use, Donations Accepted!
  • 4 Ball diamonds
  • 3 Separate Playgrounds
  • 1/2 Mile Paved Walking Track 
  • Primitive Restroom Facilities
Memorial Park- Is the heart and center of Orland. You'll enjoy a quiet sit on one of the benches surrounded by the relaxing sounds of our water feature. Enjoy the many blooming flowers situated throughout the park.  

About Us

The Town of Orland town council members carry out a variety of functions, such as adopting the town budget & ordinances, approving contracts and​ agreements and establishing the strategic plans and policies that guide the town. Governed by a three (3) member council that meets every 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Orland Community Center, 9535 W State Road 120, Orland, Indiana 46776. (This building is not the Town Hall.)

To find our Town Ordinances, please go to: 


To request Zoning Ordinances please contact the Town Hall at 260-829-6411

The Orland Parks and Recreation Board consists of 4 members that are appointed by Orland Town Council.


Current Park Board Members are:


Kristin Schragg-President

Gabrielle Curry-Vice President

Laurie Musclow-Secretary



Find them on Facebook to see the latest projects they are accomplishing!


Volunteers and Donations are always needed and greatly appreciated! 


Orland Police Department



Orland Police Department

Marshal Brad Kline

Deputy Marshal Andrew Amos

Deputy Marshal Shane Matchette

Deputy Marshal Jackson Spires

Emergency: 911

Non-emergency: 260-829-1111

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Town of Orland Street/Park/Water Superintendent
Contact Info: 260-243-0993

The Town of Orland would like to welcome our new Street/Park/Water Superintendent 

Phillip Slisher


Phil joins the Orland Team with over 20 years experience working for a municipality and water department. His skills and experience will be a valuable asset to the daily operations of the street, park and water departments for Orland. We are excited to have Phil as part of the Orland Team!


If you see Phil out and about, be sure to give him a warm Orland welcome!

"The greatness of a community is most accuretly measured by the compassionate action of its members." ​

Correta Scott King


Orland's Elected Officials

Meet your Town Council!

The governing body of Orland is a three-member Town Council elected for four-year terms. The Council annually elects one of its members as President and one as Vice President.

The Council employs town employees, approves an annual budget, authorizes expenditures, and appoints members of other advisory bodies. The Council has the power to make and establish ordinances and regulations as long as they do not conflict with State or Federal laws.


Robin Sears

Council President

Council Member since 2016

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Chris Sanders

Council Vice President

ORC Member

Council Member since 2023


Zeb Schuette

Council Member/Regional 3A Representative

Council Member since 2023


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April Sanders


Clerk-Treasurer/Water Utility Clerk

ORC Member

A happy resident of Orland since 2007, April is married to her husband Chris and together they have 3 children. April has been the Clerk-Treasurer since 2016. April said she "Loves serving the Town of Orland and it's residents!"

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Orland Area Chamber of Commerce

2024 Chamber President Karan Norton

The Orland Area Chamber of Commerce is invested in keeping stores and businesses in Orland open and have been active in service organizations, town government and the fire department. All have as their goal to make Orland a great place to live and 


The Orland Chamber puts on the annual Vermont Settlement Festival in the Orland Town Park the last weekend in July. Whether a membership is as an individual or a business one, they invite your membership and to come fellowship and share ideas and opinions. 

The Orland Chamber meets the last Tuesday of every month (except for December) at 7:00 p.m. at the Orland Community Center. For more information email the Orland Area Chamber of Commerce at or find them on Facebook!


Town of Orland Waterworks

Certified Water Operator - Justin Stouder


Drinking water in the Town of Orland originates from 2 deep wells located within the Town of Orland. These wells are identified as Point of Entry (POE) No. 1 and Point of Entry (POE) No. 2, PWSID 5276027


The Town of Orland accepts payment for water bills by mail, in person at the Town Hall or online. We accept cash, money order, personal check, business check and debit or credit card! 

To pay online go to www. and put in Location Code 38749

Need to Contact Us?


Town Hall  260-829-6411

Fax: 260-829-6122


Orland Police Department

Non-Emergency Office 260-829-1111

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