Named for Governor, Noah Noble, the county was formed in 1936. Its original settlers were from New England and were known as “Yankees”, descendants of the English Puritans. Also founded at this time were the towns of Kendallville and Albion. Albion is the County Seat and the Courthouse square is on the National Historic District List. Kendallville is home to the Mid-America Windmill Museum where it displays 52 windmills that were manufactured at Kendallville’s Flint and Walling Company. The city of Ligonier has many murals on its city walls. Noble County is also the home of ‘Limberlost North’ the home of Gene (Geneva) Stratton-Porter, Indiana’s most widely read female author. Her home is now an Indiana State Historic site.