The Hendricks County, Indiana Courthouse (1912-)

Though its 1824 founding predated the start of the TV show by a hundred and thirty-six years, Danville, Indiana has a real affinity for the Andy Griffith Show, or at least Mayberry, the site of Andy and Barney’s foibles on CBS. How do I know this? There’s the Mayberry Cafe for starters, a local institution right on Danville’s courthouse square for the past 31 years. Brad Born, the owner and operator of the restaurant, really loves the fictional place. “He always wanted to live in a place like Mayberry,” his wife Christine says, “and we’ve found the people in Danville are about as decent and loyal as you’d find in Mayberry1.” 

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