Not only is this area home to the same woods Abraham Lincoln walked as a boy, but it is so much more. With incredible schools, top-notch communities, family-oriented attractions, and convenient access to larger cities in every direction, Spencer County is an amazing place to live.
Two school districts provide first-rate educational opportunities that create skilled graduates who are ready to tackle the world. South Spencer and North Spencer School Corporations provide many elementary schools that feed into the two high schools in Spencer County. Private preschool and grade school is also an excellent local choice for families. Facilities for continuing education or specific skill set learning are nearby.
Locals enjoy a wide range of things to do right here in Spencer County. The Town of Santa Claus is home to the world’s first theme park, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. There are more festive attractions like the Santa Claus Museum & Village, Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, and more. Right down the road, is Indiana’s first national park – Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial – featuring a Visitor Center and Living Historical Farm. Across the road is Lincoln State Park, equipped with camping, playgrounds, a beach for swimming or The city park features Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum with 13 replica cabins from the Lincoln era, and dining and shopping throughout the area.
“Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends and family belong, and laughter never ends.”
Many communities makeup Spencer County and feature their own unique atmosphere. The Saint Meinrad Archabbey – one of only two in the U.S. – is located in St. Meinrad. The New Boston Tavern in New Boston makes some of the best pork chops you can find. The town of Chrisney is home to the first certified net-zero public library in the state of Indiana. And Grandview sits on the mighty Ohio River with river access.
With convenient access from every direction, Spencer County is a key location throughout the region. Interstate 64 travels across the northern end of the county, and the Ohio River borders the southern piece of the county. The Abraham Lincoln Memorial/Highway 231 is a four-lane highway connecting Spencer County to the state of Kentucky, Interstate 64, and the towns of Ferdinand and Huntingburg in Dubois County. Hoosier Southern connects local and neighboring industries by rail.
It’s a rural but convenient spot to raise a family. And it’s a quiet but lively place to retire and entertain grandchildren. Spencer County is many things and would love to be where you call home.