Boonville bears the family name of Ratliff Boon. Born in 1781, he was one of Warrick County’s most illustrious citizens and public officials and was a cousin of Kentucky’s famed Daniel Boone. Today, the city still has a small-town atmosphere with two locally-owned grocery stores.
President Abraham Lincoln studied law in Boonville. When he and his family moved from Kentucky to present-day Spencer County in 1816, their homestead was then considered within Boonville's boundaries. The future president frequently walked to Boonville to borrow books and watch local attorney John Brackenridge argue cases, thus earning Boonville the distinction of being "where Lincoln learned the law."
We can help you find a lovely home in this city with a small-town atmosphere. Give our office a call to set up an appointment in order to see what is available on the local market. Boonville has plenty of homes that span from cozy, affordable homes to large, luxurious ones.
There are great homes available downtown, throughout the city, and in the surrounding rural areas. SR 61 runs north and south through Boonville, and SR 62 runs west and east. Downtown Boonville is a vibrant area with many well-kept homes that have beautiful landscaping and lawns. It’s a great place to find a home within walking distance of the town’s amenities and activities. You’ll also want to look at homes in the older neighborhoods of town as well as newer homes. We’ll take you through the area, and you can decide what location and house is right for you.
The City of Boonville has a downtown square that has some unique shops as well as the Warrick County Judicial Center. You can find specialty stores, antique shops, discount stores, and general merchandise shops in the downtown and surrounding areas. It’s a short drive to Evansville where you can shop at Eastland Mall, a mall with more than 130 specialty stores and eateries to satisfy any craving. Evansville also has plenty of nationally recognized retail stores and restaurants to match any taste.
There are many locally-owned restaurants in Boonville as well, offering pizza, subs, and burgers, along with ethnic and specialty foods and fine dining. And you’ll also find your favorite restaurant chains in the area. Enjoy your favorite foods for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and try some new dishes too.
Warrick County Museum, a repository of artifacts from Boonville’s history, is located a block from the town square. It’s a great place to learn more about the area and some of their notable residents. You can learn more about the early days of the town’s “radio fame,” AM 1540.
City Lake Park displays period lighting with a concrete walking path around the lake as well as shelter houses and gazebos for family gatherings. Scales Lake Park on the northeast side of Boonville offers camping, swimming in the pool or at the beach, hiking, biking, and picnicking. Richard’s Pool is a great public pool to have some fun in the sun, and it’s conveniently located on Main Street.
There’s more fun nearby at the Showplace Cinema in Newburgh. Come to see a movie at this stadium seating, multi-screen movie theater. Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari amusement park in nearby Santa Claus, Indiana is a perennial favorite, offering free soda and sunscreen while you have fun.
Manufacturing is the most common industry in the area. Other industries that employ many residents include retail trade, administrative and support, waste management services, transportation and warehousing, and accommodation and food services. The area also features a strong agricultural industry in the areas around the city. Boonville is close to other cities such as Evansville and Newburgh, making this a great city to commute from.
The Warrick County School Corporation has two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school in Boonville. The corporation includes a total of 17 schools. Students in Warrick County are afforded many opportunities which are generated by a sound curriculum, supported by a variety of courses which fulfill and satisfy the needs and interests of students, and enhanced by a diverse program of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.
The Warrick County School Corporation has earned the highest category placement in the Indiana Department of Education’s annual accountability of schools. The mission of the corporation is to provide a positive and safe instructional environment which promotes the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social growth of the individual and to encourage each student to become a lifelong learner and contributing member of society.
Students can join numerous sports teams. Boonville High School has a beautiful football stadium, a 400-meter six-lane track, five lighted tennis courts, a baseball and softball field, and an indoor practice facility that is located north and west of the main building. Boonville Middle School offers a main gymnasium that features seating for 710. The school’s football, soccer, and track facilities feature an eight-lane track, 500-seat bleacher area, concession stand, tennis courts, practice football and soccer fields, and a storage area.