I heard a few rumors today involving the famous popcorn king and his connection with Gibson County. To confirm/dispel the rumors, I turned to a web site from his home county, biographing Mr. Redenbacher as they celebrate his legacy yearly via a popcorn festival.
Redenbacher, a Purdue graduate, did operate the 12,000 acre "Princeton Farms" owned by Tony Hulman, Jr. of Indy 500 fame. That is the end of his major ties to the county, however. His time with Purdue Extension and high school education was served in Vigo County (Terre Haute), and most of his major business dealings were based out of Valparaiso, IN.
Check out the link above for more information on the legendary man.